Seth Theuerkauf, the 2015 coastal research fellow, explains how he assessed three marsh ecosystem services — carbon storage, shoreline stabilization and plant diversity — in areas with low, medium and high abundance of the invasive seagrass Phragmites australis.
Justin Hart is collecting data about the water that people use for recreation and to harvest seafood for his North Carolina Sea Grant-funded study. He wants to learn how contaminants washed in these waters might affect human health.
North Carolina’s Coastal Conference provided an opportunity for those involved or interested in the state’s coastal issues to gather and learn about or discuss current topics. Get a glimpse of the event in this pictorial recap.
Andrew Goff and collaborators in Susanne Brander’s lab at the University of North Carolina Wilmington investigated how fipronil, an insecticide found in common flea treatments, and its byproducts can affect growth, survival rates and reproduction of juvenile crabs.
As seasonal songs abound, Danielle Keller — 2016 Coastal Research Fellow, supported by North Carolina Sea Grant and N.C. Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve Program, and a doctoral student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Institute of Marine Sciences — turns her thoughts to seagrass and the fish that hide within. Join her as she explains her fellowship research and dreams of green grass beds.