Rising water temperatures endanger health of coastal ecosystems, study finds

University of Georgia Marine Science biologists James Hollibaugh and Sylvia Schaefer found that rising water temperatures could disrupt ocean food webs and lead to the release of more greenhouse gases. Increasing water temperatures are responsible for the accumulation of a chemical called nitrite in marine environments throughout the world, a symptom of broader changes in normal ocean biochemical pathways that could ultimately disrupt ocean food webs.

Dr. Samantha Joye Attends EDTx Expo

Dr. Samantha Joye attended the 2017 Earth Day Texas (EDTx) Expo and Conference event in Dallas, TX April 21-23. She participated in two panels: Coral Crusaders, a panel about the dangers to and ways to help save shallow and deepwater coral ecosystems and Ocean Conservation - Thinking outside the box. She also spoke to science marchers after the Dallas Earth Day march. 

Dr. Samantha Joye Joins Discussion Panel at Harvard Natural History Museum

Human activities are causing changes in the ocean that could influence the evolution of its organisms. In this panel discussion about the impact of human activities on the ecology and evolution of marine organisms, marine scientists (including UGA Marine Science Professor Dr. Samantha Joye) discussed the impact humans have on ocean and coastal ecosystems and answered questions about actions that individuals and organizations can take to support the health of the ocean.

UGA Marine Science Professors Assist in American Academy of Microbiology Research

From the ASM blog: To address the major areas that may be affected by changing microbial processes, the American Academy of Microbiology and the American Geophysical Union convened a Colloquium in March 2016. Bringing together expert representatives from the two communities enabled a discussion to examine a number of important issues across scientific disciplines. This is the first collaboration between the two scientific societies, whose combined worldwide members number over 115,000, on this important topic. “Microbes drive essential transformations in all global elemental cycles.

Developing Acoustic Instruments for Measuring Flow velocity and Sediment Concentration in Rivers and Coastal Waters

About the presentation: "The presentation is organized as follows. At first, the experimental works I carried out during my PhD studies to explore tide-driven influential parameters on sediment transport in Ota Diversion Channel, Hiroshima, Japan, are briefly described. This part mainly discusses the application of conventional acoustic systems, their abilities, and challenges that inspired me to start working on Shallow Acoustic Tomography technique.

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