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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.

Red Algae May Help Blue Crabs as Seagrass Declines

Red Algae May Help Blue Crabs as Seagrass Declines

Understanding how red algae habitats affect juvenile blue crab survival could make it easier to predict adult populations.

2015 Summer Science Writing Internship Announced

2015 Summer Science Writing Internship Announced

Virginia Sea Grant’s Summer Science Writing Internship is a paid opportunity for an undergraduate to report and write pieces that communicate complex scientific information to non-scientists and decision-makers.

Knauss Fellow to Focus on Habitat Restoration, Water

Knauss Fellow to Focus on Habitat Restoration, Water

For her Knauss Fellowship, Allison Colden will work on staff for California Congressman, focusing on habitat restoration and water infrastructure.

Knauss Fellow to Gain International Experience with NOAA

Knauss Fellow to Gain International Experience with NOAA

For his Knauss Fellowship, Scott Van Der Hyde will gain international experience as a staff lead and assistant in NOAA’s International Activities office.

Knauss Fellow Works on Climate Issues at NOAA

Knauss Fellow Works on Climate Issues at NOAA

As a Knauss Fellow, Emily Skeehan will work as the Strategic Planning and External Affairs Coordinator for the Office of the Under Secretary NOAA.

Knauss Fellow Joins Staff of US Senate Oceans Subcommittee

Knauss Fellow Joins Staff of US Senate Oceans Subcommittee

Yvonne Baker will spend her Knauss Fellowship working with the Democratic staff for the Oceans Subcommittee of the US Senate Commerce Committee.

Marine Mammal Health is Focus for Knauss Fellow

Marine Mammal Health is Focus for Knauss Fellow

Steve Manley will spend his Knauss Fellowship as the new Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Fellow for the National Marine Fisheries Service.

Now Accepting Applications for Fellowships in Fisheries, Management, Economics, Policy

Now Accepting Applications for Fellowships in Fisheries, Management, Economics, Policy

Virginia Sea Grant is now accepting applications for several national fellowship competitions. Deadlines for applications range from late-January to early-February.

Accepting Applications for 2016 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

Accepting Applications for 2016 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

Virginia Sea Grant is now accepting applications for the 2016 class of Knauss Marine Policy Fellows until February 13, 2015, 5p.m. EST.

Strengthening Networks, Sharing Knowledge on Virginia's Coasts

Strengthening Networks, Sharing Knowledge on Virginia’s Coasts

Adding just one graduate research fellow to the VASG network strengthens connections between all research, extension, and end-user.

Now Accepting Applications for Ph.D. Econ and Fisheries Fellows

Now Accepting Applications for Ph.D. Econ and Fisheries Fellows

Virginia Sea Grant is pleased to announce the availability of Marine Resource Economics and Population and Ecosystem Dynamics Fellowships. Virginia students pursuing Ph.D. in related fields are eligible.

Accepting Coastal Management Fellowship Applications

Accepting Coastal Management Fellowship Applications

The Coastal Management Fellowship is a two-year fellowship in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students.

Amy Freitag. ©VASG

VASG Welcomes Ecosystem-Based Management Fellow

This week, Amy Freitag joins VASG as a postgraduate fellow studying science behind ecosystem-based management.

VASG Grad Fellow's Outreach Combines Teaching, Research

VASG Grad Fellow’s Outreach Combines Teaching, Research

Smallegan, Virginia Tech Ph.D. candidate, is combining teaching with engineering research to fulfill the outreach requirement of her VASG graduate fellowship.

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