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Francesca Peay featured on Endeavors

February 17, 2016

(Originally posted on Endeavors.)   Junior Francesca Peay is an undergraduate researcher majoring in environmental studies with a minor in marine sciences. She works in the Coastal Environmental Change Lab, and her research looks at how dune height affects beachfront … Read more

Clear Waters Ahead for Oyster Restoration

February 11, 2016

By KATHLEEN ONOREVOLE Kathleen Onorevole is a master’s student in Michael Piehler’s lab at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Institute of Marine Sciences in Morehead City. She studies the impact of ecological restoration on nutrient cycling. There are two … Read more

Moreno in Antarctica!

January 14, 2016

Moreno in Antarctica! Ph.D. student Carly Moreno (Marchetti Lab) is participating on the PalmerLTER research cruise in Antarctica. For the next 6 weeks, Carly will be collecting samples and performing incubation experiments to investigate the environmental factors that regulate phytoplankton … Read more

Structural Equation Modeling Workshop

January 11, 2016

Structural Equation Modeling Workshop Seventeen PhD students from UNC (and four from Duke) just completed 6 days of instruction in Structural Equation Modeling. Last week, UNC hosted an all-day, student-organized workshop funded by all three departments (BIOL, ENEC, and MASC). The workshop was instructed … Read more

National Research Council – Research Associateship Programs

December 30, 2015

National Research Council – Research Associateship Programs Go to for more information. To apply: Postdoctoral Research Awards Senior Research Awards Graduate Research Awards   Eligibility Awards are available for scientists and engineers at all stages of their career. Postdoctoral applicants … Read more

On the Front Lines of El Nino

December 18, 2015

Story originally posted Dec 17, 2015 On the Front Lines   Some of the planet’s tiniest organisms are visible from space. Phytoplankton — single-celled, water-dwelling algae — are one-millionth of a meter in size and produce about 50 percent of … Read more

Justin Baumann Awarded Second Rufford Research Grant

December 14, 2015

Justin Baumann Awarded Second Rufford Research Grant Congratulations to Justin Baumann for being awarded his second Rufford Research Grant. This grant is for Continuing Research on Coral Acclimation on the Belize Barrier Reef System Using Thermal History and Holobiont Physiology. You … Read more

Bon Voyage Arnosti and Teske research cruise!

December 4, 2015

Bon Voyage Arnosti and Teske! The Department of Marine Sciences wishes Carol Arnosti and Andreas Teske a safe and successful research trip! We will be updating you on the Arnosti and Teske research cruise during their travels.