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Knauss Fellow Navigating Toward Career in Coastal Management

Knauss Fellow Navigating Toward Career in Coastal Management

Alex Renaud will spend his Knauss Fellowship as a a navigation R&D advisor for the U.S. Army Engineering Research and Development Center.

Knauss Fellow to Concentrate on Ocean Acidification with NOAA

Knauss Fellow to Concentrate on Ocean Acidification with NOAA

Knauss Fellow Monique Baskin will be an ocean acidification specialist in the Arctic Research Program of NOAA’s Climate Program Office.

Knauss Fellow to Grow International Affairs Knowledge with NOAA

Knauss Fellow to Grow International Affairs Knowledge with NOAA

Abby Lunstrum will spend her Knauss Fellowship with NOAA’s Office of International Affairs.

Population Dynamics and Marine Economics Fellowships Available

Population Dynamics and Marine Economics Fellowships Available

The NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowships are part of a national competition for PhD-level graduate students. Applications due January 29.

Brandis Yoko Joins VASG as Visual Communications Intern

Brandis Yoko Joins VASG as Visual Communications Intern

She will be continuing her work building templates and creating infographics to help visually display some data about VASG programs.

Studying Oysters Subjected to Red Tides in York River (SLIDESHOW)

Studying Oysters Subjected to Red Tides in York River (SLIDESHOW)

This summer, there were some big blooms of the rust-colored algae, Alexandrium monilatum, in Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Virginia Sea Grant Graduate Research Fellow Sarah Pease is studying this algae and whether the toxin it produces could affect oyster or human health.

Virginia’s First NOAA Coastal Management Fellow: Julie Sepanik

Virginia’s First NOAA Coastal Management Fellow: Julie Sepanik

Sepanik will be working with Oregon Coastal Management Program starting this fall.

Fellowship Awarded to VA Student Studying Behavior of Bluefin Tuna Anglers

Fellowship Awarded to VA Student Studying Behavior of Bluefin Tuna Anglers

This summer, Virginia Institute of Marine Science student Willy Goldsmith will address the issue of rebuilding the population of Atlantic bluefin tuna by examining the motivations and values of the anglers targeting the species.

VA Student Studies How Fish Length Relates to Survival in Newly Awarded Fellowship

VA Student Studies How Fish Length Relates to Survival in Newly Awarded Fellowship

To find out how fish length might be better used in fisheries management, Quang Huynh will begin a Sea Grant-National Marine Fisheries Service Population and Ecosystems Dynamics Fellowship in August.

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.

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