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VA Student Awarded Fellowship to Study Populations of Long-Distance Migrating Fish

VA Student Awarded Fellowship to Study Populations of Long-Distance Migrating Fish

Nothing in life is certain, but Lisa Ailloud says in stock assessment, uncertainty poses problems. To help develop more certainty, Ailloud will investigate the issues scientists face in trying to conduct stock assessments for long-distance migrating fish.

Announcing Virginia's 2016 Class of Knauss Fellows

Announcing Virginia’s 2016 Class of Knauss Fellows

The Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program places qualified graduate students with host offices in legislative or executive branches of government for a one-year, paid fellowship in the Washington, DC area.

VASG Welcomes 2015 Summer Interns

VASG Welcomes 2015 Summer Interns

This summer Virginia Sea Grant is pleased to welcome four Virginia students in the roles of communications research intern, office aide, science writing intern, and student correspondent.

Fellow Looks at Oyster Genes and Survival

Fellow Looks at Oyster Genes and Survival

Joseph Matt will examine whether there is a relationship between oyster brood stock origin and triploid mortality, which could help commercial growers make more informed decisions about the oysters they plant.

Fellow to Study Young Eel, Croaker, Menhaden

Fellow to Study Young Eel, Croaker, Menhaden

Cindy Marin Martinez’s research will focus on three important species in the Chesapeake Bay: Atlantic croaker, American eel, and Atlantic menhaden. She hopes to determine whether the population of larval fishes in the York River is a good proxy for the amount of larval fishes moving into the Bay.

Fellow Researches Nutrients in Coastal Virginia Wetlands

Fellow Researches Nutrients in Coastal Virginia Wetlands

Joseph Morina will research the nutrient cycling of wetlands and the effects this has on downstream coastal ecosystems. He will also study the response of these systems to increasing sea levels, saltwater intrusion, and other effects of climate change.

Fellow Studies Blue Catfish in Chesapeake Bay

Fellow Studies Blue Catfish in Chesapeake Bay

Since their introduction, blue catfish in the Chesapeake Bay have grown numerous and large. Joseph Schmitt will research blue catfish as a non-native species in Virginia.

Fellow Studies Seagrasses and Greenhouse Gases

Fellow Studies Seagrasses and Greenhouse Gases

As a graduate research fellow, Matthew Oreska will research seagrass beds’ release of greenhouse gases in South Bay, Virginia.

Fellow Investigates What Makes a Quality Oyster Reef

Fellow Investigates What Makes a Quality Oyster Reef

Melissa Karp will investigate the effects of species diversity within an oyster reef as well as the structural complexity of the reef and the salinity of the water.

Fellow Researches How Coastal Grasses Protect the Shore

Fellow Researches How Coastal Grasses Protect the Shore

Yongqian Yang will research how coastal grasses affect wave patterns and can protect shorelines.

Fellow Researches Disease Affecting American Eel

Fellow Researches Disease Affecting American Eel

Zoemma Warshafsky will be researching a parasitic nematode as a possible cause for the shrinking population of American eel.

Welcome Class of 2015! Marine Science Fellows Take on Research, Outreach

Welcome Class of 2015! Marine Science Fellows Take on Research, Outreach

This week Virginia Sea Grant announces the eight marine science graduate students that make up the 2015 class of Graduate Research Fellows.

George Mason Students Study Scientists' Interdisciplinary Research

George Mason Students Study Scientists’ Interdisciplinary Research

Graduate student interns Raph Mazzone and Bea Vianna will help Virginia Sea Grant how scientists work together in interdisciplinary research projects.

WM Psych Major Learns About Marine Science at VASG

WM Psych Major Learns About Marine Science at VASG

This spring, Claire Rosier joined Virginia Sea Grant as an office aide, getting the chance to dip her toes into the world of marine science.

Learning How Oysters Do, and Don't, Reduce Nitrogen

Learning How Oysters Do, and Don’t, Reduce Nitrogen

A Virginia Sea Grant graduate research fellow is researching whether aquaculture can help remove excess nitrogen from the Bay through denitrification.

A Busy Semester of Photos, Events, and a Camera Drone

A Busy Semester of Photos, Events, and a Camera Drone

By Julia Robins, Staff Writer For Jacklyn Cravey, Virginia Sea Grant’s (VASG) spring 2015 photography intern, her time at Sea Grant made for a semester of firsts. She got to delve into photojournalism, event photography, and even taking photographs with a drone. “That was really fun,” she says. “I’ve been wanting to try out a […]

Jellyfish in the Bay: Nutrient Cycling and Sinking

Jellyfish in the Bay: Nutrient Cycling and Sinking

A Virginia Sea Grant graduate research fellow is studying changing jellyfish populations and how they affect nutrient cycling in the Chesapeake Bay.

Learning More About Toxic Algae: Alexandrium monilatum

Learning More About Toxic Algae: Alexandrium monilatum

A VIMS graduate student is trying to determine when and if the toxic algae Alexandrium monilatum will become a problem in the Chesapeake Bay.

VIDEO: Fellow Shares Algal Bloom Research at Symposium

VIDEO: Fellow Shares Algal Bloom Research at Symposium

Sarah Pease shared her research on harmful algal blooms at the 2015 Project Participants’ Symposium.

VIDEO: Fellow Talks Erosion, Barrier Islands at Symposium

VIDEO: Fellow Talks Erosion, Barrier Islands at Symposium

At the 2015 Project Participants’ Symposium, Stephanie Smallegan discussed her work studying the erosion of barrier islands during hurricanes.

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