2016-2018 Core Funding Cycle
North Carolina Sea Grant’s latest core funding cycle includes research projects covering a breadth of coastal issues and needs, including shellfish and finfish aquaculture, southern flounder, algal blooms, storm surge, environmental education, coastal communities and public health.
The following are the supported projects:
- Fishery Management Implications of Environmentally Determined Sex and Biased Juvenile Sex Ratios in Southern Flounder
Russell Borski of North Carolina State University, with Jeff Buckel, Harry Daniels, John Godwin and James Rice, all of NC State.
- Interactions between Waves, Flooding and Beach Morphology During Storm Events
Joel C. Dietrich of NC State, with Rick Luettich of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Margery Overton of NC State.
- Effects of Oyster Grow-Out Cages on the Condition and Ecosystem-Services of Seagrass Communities
Joel Fodrie of UNC-Chapel Hill, with James Morley and Abigail Poray, also of UNC-Chapel Hill, and Katherine McGlade of Hatteras.
- “Next Generation” Coastal Communities: Leveraging Social Capital to Build Local Leadership Capacity
David Griffith of East Carolina University, with Barbara Garrity-Blake of Duke and Susan West from Buxton. Sara Mirabilio of Sea Grant also will participate.
- Understanding the Public Health Risk Associated with Under Dock Oyster Culture and Aquaculture Activities in the Estuarine Waters of North Carolina
Rachel Noble of UNC-Chapel Hill, with Brett Froelich, also of UNC-Chapel Hill.
- Hypoxia and Algal Bloom Forecasting for the Neuse River Estuary
Daniel Obenhour of NC State, with Hans Paerl of UNC-Chapel Hill.
- Going with the Flow: New Approaches for Determining Drivers of Toxic Cyanobacteria Blooms in the Cape Fear River, NC
Hans Paerl of UNC-Chapel Hill, with Nathan Hall of UNC-Chapel Hill, Scott Ensign of Morehead City and Astrid Schnetzer of NC State.
- Building Climate Literacy and Coastal Hazard Resilience through Intergenerational Transfer
Markus Nils Peterson, NC State, with Howard Bondell, Sarah Carrier, Kathryn Stevenson and Renee Strnad, all of NC State.
- Overcoming Technical Barriers to Cost-Effective Production of Marine Finfish Fingerlings and Expanded Growout Production: Optimizing Nursery Stocking, Feeding and Harvesting Strategies
Wade Watanabe of University of North Carolina Wilmington, with Md. Shah Alam and Patrick Carroll, also of UNCW.
For project reports and information, contact John Fear at 919-515-9104 or firstname.lastname@example.org.