Stacy Davis featured in Univeristy GazetteDate: February 13, 2019
Stacy Davis was featured in the “Carolina People” section of last week’s Gazette. If you didn’t see the hard copy, here’s the link. When you see him, do thank him for all he does for us at IMS.
PhD Student Mollie Yacano Awarded for Outstanding PresentationDate: January 30, 2019
Huge congratulations to Piehler Lab PhD student Mollie Yacano who was just awarded an Outstanding Student Presentation Award from the AGU. This distinction is given only to the top 5% of student presentations at the annual meeting. Way to go, Mollie!
Dr Luettich contributed to Washington Post Investigative ArticleDate: January 29, 2019
Dr Luettich spent a great deal of time over the past month working with an investigative team at the Washington Post to help inform their story out today. Check out the whole report, but in the Flood section in particular. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/national/gone-in-a-generation/?utm_term=.21de8839296f
Dr Voss Talks About King Tides ProjectDate: January 23, 2019
Dr Chris Voss spoke with WECT in Wilmington about her King Tides project. Don’t forget to snap photos of nuisance flooding and upload to their app! http://www.wect.com/2019/01/23/scientists-need-your-help-with-nc-king-tides-project/
Dr Voss on nuisance flooding on the coastDate: January 23, 2019
Dr Chris Voss spoke with WECT in Wilmington about her King Tides project. Don’t forget to snap photos of nuisance flooding and upload to their app! http://www.wect.com/2019/01/23/scientists-need-your-help-with-nc-king-tides-project/
Dr Fodrie and PhD Student Amy Yarnall Interviewed for UNC-TV FeatureDate: January 21, 2019
Dr Joel Fodrie and his PhD student Amy Yarnall talk about scallops and sea grass in this UNC-TV feature of their NSF-Bio supported science. Interestingly this clip is from a NY public broadcast station, I’ve not seen it air in NC yet. https://www.wliw.org/programs/scitech-now/saving-scallops-g5r7hs/
Dr Fodrie and PhD student talk about scallops and sea grassDate: January 21, 2019
Dr Joel Fodrie and his PhD student Amy Yarnall talk about scallops and sea grass in this UNC-TV feature of their NSF-Bio supported science. https://www.wliw.org/programs/scitech-now/saving-scallops-g5r7hs/
Assistant professor Joel Fodrie discusses oysters and mariculture on the Coastal ReviewDate: January 16, 2019
Institute of Marine Sciences assistant professor Joel Fodrie discusses a new plan proposed to benefit oysters and other mariculture. https://www.coastalreview.org/2019/01/session-ahead-oysters-storm-damage-pfas/
Dr Paerl discusses destruction brought on by Hurricane FlorenceDate: January 2, 2019
Dr Paerl interviewed for UNC’s Well Said podcast about the unique destruction Hurricane Florence brought to North Carolina’s coast. https://www.unc.edu/discover/well-said-revisiting-the-fall-season/
Dr Noble on concerns in the wake of Hurricane FlorenceDate: December 24, 2018
ICYMI – Dr Rachel Noble was in the News & Observer over the holidays talking about additional concerns in the wake of hurricane Florence. https://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article223328915.html
Carter Smith talks about her living shoreline researchDate: December 8, 2018
Amazing interview with Peterson lab PhD candidate Carter Smith on her living shoreline research. https://youtu.be/sAZ_pjqDqDE
Dr Paerl on twenty years of hurricanes in NC and cyanobacteriaDate: December 8, 2018
Excellent interview with Dr Paerl on twenty years of hurricanes on North Carolina and why we should pay attention to cyanobacteria. With mad props to Dr Paerl who did this interview hours after getting off a flight from Europe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvB0QLXn0ps&feature=youtu.be
Dr Rodriguez talks about how to help oyster reefsDate: December 2, 2018
Institute of Marine Sciences joint associate professor Antonio Rodriguez talks about what can harm oyster reefs and what we can do to help protect them. http://news.trust.org//item/20181202145556-8h51y/
Two Tenure Track Faculty HiresDate: November 30, 2018
Marine Conservation Ecology / Fisheries Ecology – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level at the Institute of Marine Sciences (IMS). We seek emerging leaders in the field of interdisciplinary marine conservation ecology, with particular interest in candidates that engage fishery systems and communities. To compliment IMS’s current faculty, areas of desired expertise include, but are not limited to, quantitative tools/approaches, ecological economics, response(s) of fisheries and coastal communities to climate change, food-web interactions in the context of ecosystem-based management, zooplankton dynamics, and molecular tools (population genetics through environmental genomics). Expectations include leading vibrant externally funded research programs, publishing in peer-reviewed journals, teaching in IMS’s field site program, advising graduate students and resident undergraduates, as well as engaging stakeholders and counseling resource managers. Preference will be given to applicants whose research portfolio would include field research that takes advantage of the IMS’s location, infrastructure, and interdisciplinary collaborative research. These elements support the University’s mission to serve North Carolina, the United States, and the world through teaching, research, and public service.
IMS is located on waterfront property in Morehead City, NC, embedded within a collaborative network of nearby university (i.e., NCSU’s CMAST, Duke Marine Lab), state (NC Division of Marine Fisheries) and federal (NOAA Beaufort Lab) marine research and management units. Our infrastructure includes a 50,000-sqft office and laboratory complex, 5,500-sqft wet lab, 6,000-sqft machine shop, 25,000-sqft outdoor mesocosm farm, and 2,250-sqft dormitory. IMS is in close proximity to a diverse array of estuarine and nearshore habitats ideal for experimental field research given the relatively mild seasonal climate, as well as cultural and economic significance of coastal marine resources in this region. To reach these environments, IMS maintains a fleet of trucks/vans and research vessels (17-48’), as well as an AAUS-certified dive program. For more information about IMS, please visit http://ims.unc.edu/.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and the names/contact information (including email addresses) of three references via the following link: http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/152135. Questions may be directed to Dr. Joel Fodrie (email@example.com).
Review of applications will begin January 16, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer. Women and racial/ethnic minority candidates are encouraged to apply. The Institute of Marine Sciences aims to support work-life balance, including the needs of dual-career couples.
Dr Paerl Discusses Lake Pollution in Ancient RomeDate: November 28, 2018
Institute of Marine Sciences professor Hans Paerl discusses what might have happened to a lake in ancient Rome and how to help lakes currently recover from pollution. https://unc.us13.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d57d961478ca5cef05dffd8f1&id=1894ad9278&e=5c9d1e8c3d
Dr Paerl Discusses Impact of Florence on NC CoastDate: November 21, 2018
Institute of Marine Sciences professor Hans Paerl talks about the impact of Hurricane Florence on the North Carolina coast. https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article220431230.html
Dr Noble on PBS NewsHour Discusses Post Hurricane Floodwater ResearchDate: November 21, 2018
In case you missed the live show last week, here’s the link to the PBS NewsHour story featuring Dr Noble and her lab and their post hurricane floodwater research. https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/during-a-flood-these-drones-identify-water-toxins-we-typically-miss
Dr Noble talks about testing for waterborne diseasesDate: November 21, 2018
Environmental sciences and engineering and marine sciences professor Rachel Noble talks about testing for waterborne diseases and food safety. Noble was also a guest on “Here and Now.” https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/after-hurricanes-why-is-it-so-hard-to-test-for-waterborne-diseases
Joel Fodrie on the Effects Climate Change has on FlounderDate: October 30, 2018
Institute of Marine Sciences assistant professor Joel Fodrie discusses climate change and its effects on the lives of flounder. https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/ocean-shock-flounder/
Dr Leuttich Discusses Hurricane Michael for the NYTDate: October 9, 2018
Here’s the link to Dr Luettich’s latest NYT interview on hurricane Michael https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/09/us/hurricane-michael.html
Rachel Noble on VibrioDate: October 9, 2018
Rachel Noble shares information about Vibrio, a bacteria which thrives in aquatic environments such as floodwaters. https://www.starnewsonline.com/news/20181009/5-things-to-know-about-vibrio-bacteria
Dr Luettich on Using ADCIRC in Michael CoverageDate: October 8, 2018
a podcast with Dr Luettich with the team from The Guardian Visuals, they used ADCIRC extensively in their Florence coverage and plan to for Michael. https://daniellevitt32.podbean.com/e/14-%E2%80%93-rick-luettich/
Dr Noble Talks About Water Contamination after FlorenceDate: October 1, 2018
Department of environmental sciences professor Rachel Noble talks to NPR member station KJZZ and the Daily Tar Heel about water contamination after Hurricane Florence. http://kjzz.org/content/706688/flooding-north-carolina-waterways-spark-fears-pollution
Brett Froelich Discusses Bacteria in Hurricane Florence FloodwatersDate: October 1, 2018
Institute of Marine Sciences research assistant professor Brett Froelich talks about his research testing Hurricane Florence floodwaters for the bacteria vibrio. Marine sciences professor Rachel Noble shares the number of confirmed vibrio cases (and related deaths) after Hurricane Katrina. https://unc.us13.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d57d961478ca5cef05dffd8f1&id=a45d0c6596&e=5c9d1e8c3d
Dr Noble on Marine Life After StormsDate: September 27, 2018
IMS professor Rachel Noble talks about what happens to marine life after storms. https://unc.us13.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d57d961478ca5cef05dffd8f1&id=d0165f2760&e=5c9d1e8c3d
Dr Noble Speaks on Safety of NC Beaches after FlorenceDate: September 26, 2018
Department of environmental sciences and engineering and department of marine sciences professor Rachel Noble talks about the safety of North Carolina’s beaches this weekend after Hurricane Florence. http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/How-to-Stay-Safe-Around-Polluted-Floodwaters-Beaches.html
Dr Paerl on Damage Caused by Hurricane FlorenceDate: September 19, 2018
In this week’s podcast, water-quality expert Hans Paerl discusses the damage caused by Hurricane Florence and the dangers left behind by hurricanes: pollutants in the watershed that could poison people and kill fish. https://www.unc.edu/discover/well-said-hurricanes-and-water-quality/
Dr Luettich Talks about NC Push Against Climate Change ResearchDate: September 12, 2018
Institute of Marine Sciences director and professor Rick Luettich talks about North Carolina’s choice to develop and the push against climate change research. Luettich also spoke with NPR about coastal development in the state, sea level rise and related legislation. Read the article here.
Clips from Martìn Benavides’ Interview on Local Shark AttackDate: August 19, 2018
A couple of clips from Martìn Benavides’ interviews yesterday. https://wcti12.com/news/local/shark-bites-teen-at-atlantic-beach http://www.witn.com/content/news/OFFICIALS-14-year-old-bitten-by-shark-at-Atlantic-Beach-491216721.html
PhD Student Lewis Naisbett-Jones on American EelsDate: August 15, 2018
Great piece in the N&O about UNC-CH Biology PhD student Lewis Naisbett-Jones’ research on American eels. https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article216774145.html For anyone who doesn’t know, Lewis is the one with the experiment down in the IMS maritime forest – he & his techs have been working here all summer in close collaboration with the Fodrie lab. Great work, Lewis!
Dr Fodrie on Sting Rays for News and ObserverDate: August 14, 2018
Great informative piece in the N&O Wednesday on sting rays, featuring Dr Joel Fodrie. Worth a read! Great work, Dr Fodrie. http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article216678365.html
Kathleen Onorevole on Nitrogen Removal in Living ShorelinesDate: August 9, 2018
Coastal Review Online picked up coverage of Piehler Lab alumna Kathleen Onorevole’s new paper on nitrogen removal in living shorelines https://www.coastalreview.org/2018/08/study-living-shorelines-help-water-quality/
Dr Hall on Algal Blooms and Red TidesDate: August 9, 2018
Research Associate Dr Nathan Hall was WNCT 9 last night talking about algal blooms & red tides https://www.wnct.com/news/local-news/marine-scientists-say-red-tides-are-unlikely-in-enc/1357374587
Dr Paxton on her Post Doc Research on Sand Tiger SharksDate: August 7, 2018
Peterson lab alumna Dr Avery Paxton is featured in the News and Observer talking about her post doc research on sand tiger sharks in NC. Check it out – http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article216242175.html
Dr Paerl on Climate Change Featured in the NY TimesDate: August 1, 2018
Congrats to Dr Paerl who’s research was included in the weekend feature by The NY Times on climate change. And… if anyone say the physical paper on Sunday, you’d notice that the cover image was from Lake Taihu! Congrats Dr Paerl. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/08/01/magazine/climate-change-losing-earth.html
Martin Benavides featured in News and ObserverDate: July 26, 2018
Fodrie lab PhD candidate Martìn Benavides is featured in an N&O piece (our b-roll is going in tomorrow morning 😉 https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article215146695.html
IMS Takeover of UNC.eduDate: July 23, 2018
We have staged a takeover of the unc.edu website apparently 🙂 Front and center is a feature on Protecting Our Coasts. It includes featured videos on: – shark survey (Martin & Emory) – living shorelines (Carter) – drones & sharks (Martin) – oysters (Niels) – ADCIRC (Rick) https://www.unc.edu/story/protecting-the-states-shoreline/ Check it out! Thanks to all who helped make all of these various film shoots happen!
PhD Student Lewis Nasibett-Jones Talks about His Eel StudiesDate: July 20, 2018
UNC Biology PhD student Lewis Nasibett-Jones has been spending the summer with us here at IMS to conduct his eel studies. Lewis chatted with WITN about his research. Great work, Lewis. http://www.witn.com/video?vid=488773351
Fodrie Lab Student Shelby Ziegler on Marsh SamplingDate: July 17, 2018
Here’s a link to the story that came from the morning show live coverage of Fodrie lab PhD student Shelby Ziegler’s marsh sampling. Thanks again to the entire crew of Andrew, Marianna, and Lily for helping to make this story possible – having a film crew with you in the field for live coverage every half hour for 3 hours is not an easy task to manage. Thank you FodSquad! http://wcti12.com/news/local/student-shows-how-wetlands-impact-fishing-communities
Student Martìn Benavides on UNC Shark SurveyDate: July 14, 2018
Fodrie lab PhD student Martìn Benavides is featured in a special Public Radio East report on the UNC shark survey, as well in an interview with the Wilmington Star News ( & shared by other GateHouse media like the Jacksonville Daily) http://publicradioeast.org/post/decades-long-survey-tracks-shark-populations-nc-coast http://www.jdnews.com/news/20180711/what-kind-of-sharks-are-in-cape-fear-river
Dr Gittman on Living Shorelines for Climate CentralDate: July 14, 2018
Fantastic article on living shorelines in Climate Central today featuring IMS alumna & adjunct faculty Dr Rachel Gittman. It also references research out of the institute lead by Peterson lab PhD candidate Carter Smith. http://www.climatecentral.org/news/americans-use-nature-to-fight-erosion-sea-level-rise-21884
Hypoxia in the Neuse RiverDate: July 11, 2018
Dr Paerl spoke with Coastal Review Online about hypoxia in the Neuse: https://www.coastalreview.org/2018/07/neuse-estuary-may-see-lower-oxygen-levels/
Dr Noble on Source of Recent E. coli OutbreakDate: July 9, 2018
Dr Noble spoke with The New Rebublic about new information about the source of contamination that caused the recent E. coli outbreak. https://newrepublic.com/article/149628/americas-enduring-failure-prevent-food-borne-illness
Dr Paerl on Toxic Algal BloomsDate: July 9, 2018
Dr Paerl spoke with Grist about toxic algal blooms and connections with climate change. https://grist.org/article/warmer-weather-could-fuel-more-toxic-algae-blooms/
Dr Paerl on the Chowan River Algal BloomDate: July 5, 2018
Dr Paerl was on NPR yesterday talking about the algal bloom in the Chowan River. http://publicradioeast.org/post/public-urged-avoid-algal-bloom-chowan-river
New Coverage for Dr Paxton's Citizen Science ProgramDate: June 28, 2018
Peterson lab alumna Dr Avery Paxton has had some awesome coverage on her new postdoc research program and her citizen science program she’s launching – https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article213994329.html https://www.wfmynews2.com/article/life/your-shark-photo-could-help-save-a-species/83-568170556
Three Critical Areas of Research for Gulf CoastDate: June 27, 2018
New report identifies three critical areas of research for Gulf Coast’s interconnected natural and human systems https://college.unc.edu/2018/06/gulf-coast-research/
IMS Labs Featured on UNC.eduDate: June 25, 2018
Two great spots on UNC.edu featuring Dr. Nathan Hall & the Paerl lab, as well as Dr. Rick Luettich. https://www.unc.edu/discover/hurricane-water-quality/ https://www.unc.edu/discover/eyeing-the-hurricanes/
Dr Noble Featured in UNC Endeavors and the CRO's Our Coast PeopleDate: June 20, 2018
Dr Rachel Noble was featured twice this week – both in the UNC Endeavors Women in Science Wednesday (thanks Layla and team!) and in the CRO’s Our Coast’s People. https://endeavors.unc.edu/rachel-noble/ https://www.coastalreview.org/2018/06/our-coasts-people-rachel-noble/
IMS Featured on WCTI 12 about Brad Sneeden Marine Science AcademyDate: June 20, 2018
WCTI 12 featured us and the Institute in a piece they did about the Brad Sneeden Marine Science Academy, where we hosted 50 local middle school students and teachers for a full afternoon of hands-on science. Sadly – they didn’t even mention us in the piece, but lots of familiar faces to be seen in the clip. Only posted to Facebook, so find it on our page here: https://www.facebook.com/UNCims/
"Our Coasts People" Dr Rachel NobleDate: June 20, 2018
The Coastal Review Online did a nice piece on Dr Rachel Noble recently https://www.coastalreview.org/2018/06/our-coasts-people-rachel-noble/
Sea-Level Rise is an Imminent Threat to N.C.Date: June 14, 2018
Hans Paerl, professor of marine and environmental sciences at the UNC-Chapel Hill Institute of Marine Sciences in Morehead City, and his colleagues say we are bound to face more storms and hurricanes in the coming decades. Get ready. Sea-level rise is an imminent threat to N.C.
Alumna Kathleen Onorevole Writes Article for the Coastal ReviewDate: June 13, 2018
Piehler lab alumna Kathleen Onorevole wrote another amazing piece for the Coastal Review Online about local research (at another marine lab we will not name 😉 https://www.coastalreview.org/2018/06/study-nesting-turtles-prefer-dark-beaches/
Dr Paxton Launches Shark Citizen Science InitiativeDate: June 1, 2018
Peterson lab alumna, Dr Avery Paxton was featured on Public Radio East this morning for the launch of her new shark citizen science initiative http://publicradioeast.org/post/shark-spotting-citizen-science-program-launches
Dr Noble on Detecting E. coliDate: May 30, 2018
Dr Noble spoke with Rapid Microbiology about the recent E. coli outbreak and about her patented test for detecting E. coli in leafy greens http://www.rapidmicrobiology.com/news/preventing-stec-outbreaks-in-leafy-vegetables/
Dr Paerl on 20 Year Study of Hurricane ImpactsDate: May 29, 2018
Dr Paerl was recently on WUNC talking about his 20 year study on hurricane impacts to coastal systems. http://wunc.org/post/twenty-years-and-35-tropical-cyclones-reshape-ncs-coast#stream/0
Dr Paerl on his Latest Hurricane StudyDate: May 29, 2018
Dr Paerl was on WUNC talking about his latest hurricane study – http://wunc.org/post/twenty-years-and-35-tropical-cyclones-reshape-ncs-coast
Martin Benavides on New Shark StudyDate: May 25, 2018
Great piece in the Coastal Review Online about a new shark study. Fodrie lab PhD student Martin Benavides is quoted extensively – check it out. https://www.coastalreview.org/2018/05/not-just-young-sharks-more-big-ones-too/ Great work, Martin!
Dr Paerl in the Impacts of Hurricanes in NCDate: May 23, 2018
Great piece in the N&O about Dr Paerl’s latest paper looking at 2 decades of hurricane impacts in NC. http://www.newsobserver.com/news/technology/article211784759.html Great work by Dr Paerl and team!
Dr Jim Morley on How Climate Change Effects Fish MigrationDate: May 16, 2018
Fodrie lab post doc Dr Jim Morley is getting great coverage of a new paper he has out today. This is work from when he was at Rutgers. Great work Dr Morley! The Boston Globe: https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/05/16/study-hundreds-fish-species-will-forced-shift-north-due-climate-change/TVqTP53Un4nGhRpVhMjDUP/story.html NPR: https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/05/17/611716731/warming-waters-push-fish-to-cooler-climes-out-of-some-fishermen-s-reach The Independent (UK) https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/fish-migrate-climate-change-north-seafood-fishermen-cod-sea-bass-king-crab-a8354861.html Science News: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/05/warming-seas-may-scramble-north-america-s-fishing-industry Inside Climate News: https://insideclimatenews.org/news/16052018/fish-species-climate-change-migration-pacific-northwest-alaska-atlantic-gulf-maine-cod-pollock KQED (California): https://www.kqed.org/science/1923839/study-projects-massive-northward-shift-of-species-as-oceans-warm The Cordova Times: https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2018/05/16/climate-change-sends-many-fish-species-north/ Earth.com: https://www.earth.com/news/climate-change-fish-north-fishing-business/ Phys.org: https://phys.org/news/2018-05-climate-shift-fish-species-north.html
Shelby Ziegler, Fodrie lab PhD candidateDate: May 15, 2018
Check out this great feature on Fodrie lab PhD candidate, Shelby Ziegler. Also in the story are #FodSquad super techs (& UNC alumni) Francesca Peay and Lauren Clance. https://endeavors.unc.edu/marsh-madness/ Huge thanks to the team at UNC Research for the amazing field photography (including an all nighter photo shoot) and profile!
Shelby Ziegler's Work on NC MarshesDate: May 15, 2018
Great article about Shelby’s work has been making the rounds of the main campus outlets (eg Endeavors Magazine, UNC.edu, College news blast) Awesome job, Shelby! Please check it out everyone! https://endeavors.unc.edu/marsh-madness/?utm_source=Endeavors+newsletter&utm_campaign=1ef39e6d8c-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_05_16&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_2c1a6817f1-1ef39e6d8c-36946737
Dr Noble Science Friday InterviewDate: May 11, 2018
Stoked to share the link to Dr Noble’s Science Friday interview last week. We’ve been getting awesome feedback from it – great work Dr Noble! https://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/produce-safety-tests-could-use-a-refresh/
Dr Noble on CNNDate: May 7, 2018
Dr Noble was recently a guest on the Michaela show on CNN/HLN. Check out the link below to watch (doesn’t work well on mobile devices, FYI) http://www.snappytv.com/tc/7851110
Dr Noble Speaks on E. coli OutbreakDate: May 3, 2018
Another Dr Noble press interview on the E. coli outbreak. This one is in CNN: https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/02/health/e-coli-lettuce-explainer/index.html
Dr Noble Speaks About E. ColiDate: April 26, 2018
Dr Noble spoke with WRAL last week about her E. coli test. Check it out here: https://www.wral.com/news/local/video/17514071/
Dr Noble Talks About E. Coli OutbreakDate: April 23, 2018
Dr Rachel Noble talked with WCTI yesterday about the E. coli outbreak and her rapid water test. http://wcti12.com/news/local/cdc-expands-warning-in-e-coli-outbreak-from-tainted-romaine-lettuce
Impact Award Winners on Front Page of Local NewspaperDate: March 26, 2018
Our four Impact Award winners made the front page of the Sunday Carteret County News Times. HUGE congrats again to Kathleen Onorevole, Danielle Keller, Carter Smith, & Avery Paxton.
UNCTV Interview With Fodrie Lab PhD candidate, Shelby ZieglerDate: March 19, 2018
Last summer we had UNCTV’s Science Now program come out in the field with Fodrie lab PhD candidate, Shelby Ziegler to learn a little about her night marsh sampling. Not only does this piece include an interview with Shelby, it also highlights other FodSquad members Dr Keller, Rich Mahoney, & Lauren Clance. http://science.unctv.org/content/video/marsh-nightlife
UNC Graduate Impact AwardsDate: March 19, 2018
We are thrilled to announce that IMS has FOUR Impact Award winners this year. Huge congratulations to: Carter Smith, Kathleen Onorevole, Avery Paxton, and Danielle Keller http://gradschool.unc.edu/news/2018/impact/ Amazing testimony to the incredibly important science we do here at the coast! For the rest of our grad students – deadline to apply for the Impact Award is in the fall – let’s keep our streak going!
Dr Luettich on New NOAA Report on Coastal FloodingDate: March 16, 2018
Dr Luettich spoke with Jacksonville Daily News about a new NOAA report on coastal flooding. The story ran in several local ENC papers. http://www.jdnews.com/news/20180316/noaa-report-says-more-tidal-flooding-is-coming-soon
UNC-TV feature on Impact of Hardened Sea Walls to Atlantic CoastlineDate: March 16, 2018
UNC-TV has a video piece about the importance of marshes in NC which features Dr Rodriguez. https://www.facebook.com/unctv/videos/10160098384095164/?hc_ref=ARS-vEr0UDVLwRtFO6mabI9Pl70jKkC32i8pNZKPuSweonJr2Ns3OMlGdc1X02wdToM&pnref=story
"How Wilson Bay was Saved from More Sewage Pollution" FilmDate: March 13, 2018
A video for UNC-TV’s science now (which was filmed ages ago) just came out & features Kathleen Onorevole and the Piehler lab’s work at LeJeune. http://science.unctv.org/content/video/wilson-bay
Article on Shelby Ziegler's Gulf of Mexico ResearchDate: March 13, 2018
Fodrie lab PhD candidate Shelby Ziegler featured in this month’s Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative newsletter. http://gulfresearchinitiative.org/grad-student-ziegler-compares-gulf-east-coast-ecosystems-predicting-saltmarsh-food-web-responses-disturbances/
Adam Gold's Research on Storm Water Ponds and NitrogenDate: March 13, 2018
New article about Piehler lab PhD student Adam Gold’s research. Written by our talented alumna, Kathleen Onorevole. https://www.coastalreview.org/2018/03/study-stormwater-ponds-can-add-nitrogen/
Dr Paerl: Highly Cited ResearcherDate: March 13, 2018
Dr Paerl was recently named to Clarivate Analytics’ 2017 Highly Cited Researchers list, which recognizes scientists from around the world who published the most widely cited papers in their fields. Congrats Dr Paerl! https://www.aspph.org/unc-researchers-among-the-worlds-most-highly-cited/
What is in-store for UNC's Marine Institute in 2018?Date: March 12, 2018
The annual Outlook edition of the Carteret County News Times with an always interesting look at what the upcoming year looks like for the Institute. http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/article_9efe0b3e-2492-11e8-b990-1f3086e1c34a.html?mode=jqm
Dr Rodriguez Discusses Joint Project to Monitor Coast Using DronesDate: March 7, 2018
Dr Rodriguez & lab alumni Dr Ridge were on WCTI12 and talked about a joint project with DUML & a local veteran-owned business to help provide coastal environmental monitoring and fire management insights on DoD installations in ENC using small, commercial drones. http://wcti12.com/news/local/researchers-hopeful-drone-pilot-program-can-lead-to-bigger-things
Dr Luettich interviewed for the New York TimesDate: February 24, 2018
Dr Luettich is featured in this 3-part series in the New York Times about New Orleans, flooding, and hurricanes. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/02/24/us/new-orleans-flood-walls-hurricanes.html?mtrref=undefined&gwh=D853344DCC34CAAE21024ECF0F27EEF9&gwt=pay
Drs Rodriguez and Ridge discuss DoD project at the CoastDate: February 15, 2018
Drs Rodriguez & Ridge (IMS alumni) are interviewed about their collaborative DoD project to study coastal erosion and fire management in today’s Coastal Review Online. https://www.coastalreview.org/2018/02/dukes-drones-take-off-defense-project/
Drs Rodriguez and Ridge Discuss Their DoD CollaborationDate: February 15, 2018
Institute of Marine Sciences associate professor Antonio Rodriguez and alumnus Justin Ridge talk about work with Duke Marine Lab looking at beach erosion and fire management in North Carolina. https://www.coastalreview.org/2018/02/dukes-drones-take-off-defense-project/
Dr Noble Shares on Water Quality Issues and Sewage SpillsDate: February 11, 2018
Dr Noble is in the Kinston Free Press this morning talking about water quality issues with sewage spills. http://www.kinston.com/news/20180211/eastern-nc-waterways-vulnerable-to-sewage-spills
IMS Professor Rachel Noble Talks About Water QualityDate: February 11, 2018
Institute of Marine Sciences professor Rachel Noble talks about how sewage spills affect water quality. Read the article here: http://www.kinston.com/news/20180211/eastern-nc-waterways-vulnerable-to-sewage-spills
Voss Lab and Citizen Science Project in the NewsDate: January 29, 2018
Voss lab technician Mary Grace Rowe was on WNCT talking about King Tides and their citizen science project. You can watch the clip here. Awesome job, Mary Grace! http://wnct.com/2018/01/29/coastal-communities-prepare-for-king-tide-cycle/
Fodrie Lab Tech Lauren Clance Wins Best Poster PresentationDate: January 27, 2018
Huge congratulations to Fodrie lab tech, Lauren Clance, who won best poster presentation at this weekend’s American Fisheries Society Tidewater Chapter meeting! It was her very first academic conference ever, congrats, Lauren! Nice work from the FodSquad!
Graduate Kathleen Onorevole's First Article for the CRODate: January 26, 2018
The Coastal Review Online’s new writer Kathleen Onorevole is a recent graduate of UNC. Check out her first piece, online today, and be sure to send her your congratulations. https://www.coastalreview.org/2018/01/study-corals-prefer-taste-plastic/
Dr. Lindquist's Sandbar Oyster Company in the NewsDate: January 24, 2018
Dr Lindquist was on WCTI12 last night talking about his company Sandbar Oyster Company: http://wcti12.com/news/local/men-who-created-new-technology-for-living-shorelines-recognized
Dr Antonio Rodriguez Quoted in Article About ErosionDate: January 22, 2018
Dr Antonio Rodriguez was quoted in this story, originally for the Galveston Daily News. Great work Dr Rodriguez on your study of oysters and erosion. http://www.star-telegram.com/news/state/texas/article195923484.html
Drs Noble and Froelich's Work Nominated for an EmmyDate: January 20, 2018
Drs Noble and Froelich’s research documentary, Ensuring Safe Seafood, was nominated for a 2018 Emmy! Here is a video featuring Drs Noble and Froelich’s research http://www.wearestorydriven.com/portfolio/roi-oysters/.
Dr Rodriguez Discusses the Importance of Oysters to the CoastDate: January 12, 2018
Recent article in the N&O with Dr Antonio Rodriguez talking about the importance of oysters to our coast. http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/counties/orange-county/article194248184.html.
Article About Dr Glen Safrit's career at UNCDate: January 12, 2018
Lovely article in Endeavors about Dr Glenn Safrit’s reflections on his 40-year career at UNC. https://endeavors.unc.edu/career-aquatic/.
Dr. Rodriguez featured in Smithsonian Magazine about the importance of oysters to our coastsDate: January 10, 2018
Dr. Tony Rodriguez is featured in this Smithsonian Magazine article about the importance of oysters for protecting our coasts. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/storms-get-bigger-oyster-reefs-can-help-protect-shorelines-180967774/
Dr. Lindquist spoke on WRAL about producing green gill oystersDate: January 8, 2018
Dr. Lindquist was on WRAL this evening talking about the green gill oysters his company is producing. http://www.wral.com/durham-restaurant-first-in-state-to-offer-green-gill-oyster-/17242929/
Dr. Piehler spoke with NC Policy Watch about the Jordan Lake Collaboratory researchDate: January 8, 2018
Dr. Piehler spoke with NC Policy Watch about the Jordan Lake Collaboratory research. http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2018/01/08/interim-report-shows-home-septic-systems-feeding-algae-jordan-lake/#sthash.ZzeMFbKg.Oxs3vzR4.dpbs
Dr Piehler talks with the Coastal Review Online about the Camp LeJeune project.Date: January 4, 2018
Dr Piehler talks with the Coastal Review Online about the Camp LeJeune project. https://www.coastalreview.org/2018/01/camp-lejeune-focus-10-year-study/
Dr Nathan Hall discusses low salinity levels in the Neuse and the ModMon programDate: December 13, 2017
Dr Nathan Hall spoke with NPR this morning about low salinity levels in the Neuse and the ModMon program. http://publicradioeast.org/post/neuse-river-salinity-levels-return-normal
Dr Paerl is quoted in a piece about hurricanes and NCDate: December 5, 2017
Dr Paerl is quoted in a piece about hurricanes and North Carolina. The story also links to his Well Said podcast from earlier this fall. Check them both out here: http://globalhealth.unc.edu/news/feature-stories/hurricanes-impact-health/
Sandbar Oyster Co awarded Entrepreneur of the Year from the NC Rural AssemblyDate: December 5, 2017
Dr Niels Lindquist’s company, Sandbar Oyster Co, was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the NC Rural Center. http://publicradioeast.org/post/carteret-county-business-wins-rural-entrepreneur-year
Front page article by Kathleen Onorevole on hurricane related research by IMSDate: November 28, 2017
Front page article on UNC.edu by Kathleen Onorevole is a short overview of some of IMS’ hurricane related research, and features many faculty, staff, and students. https://www.unc.edu/spotlight/hurricane-prep/?utm_campaign=112817+Hurricane+preparation+down+to+a+science&utm_medium=bitly&utm_source=Twitter
Hurricane preparation, down to a scienceDate: November 28, 2017
Read the article about how researchers at the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences prepare for hurricane season here: https://www.unc.edu/discover/hurricane-prep/
Carter Smith represents UNC at the COP23 Climate Change talks in GermanyDate: November 15, 2017
Peterson lab PhD candidate Carter Smith represented UNC at the COP 23 Climate Change talks in Bonn, Germany. Check out Carter’s article on her experience in the Daily Tar Heel: http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2017/11/summit-entry-eight-1115
Dr. Noble discusses advances in water testingDate: November 2, 2017
IMS’ Dr. Rachel Noble is interviewed by South Carolina TV station WBTW 13 on how advances in technology are cutting water testing result time.
The 70th Anniversary of the Institute of Marine SciencesDate: October 26, 2017
Front page story from the Carteret County News Times on UNC’s Institute of Marine Sciences 70th anniversary open house.
Dr. Luettich and his years of researchDate: October 25, 2017
A written portrait of the director of UNC’s Institute of Marine Sciences and his research.
CarolinaCoastOnline features UNC IMS on its 70th anniversary celebration and open houseDate: October 20, 2017
CarolinaCoastOnline speaks about UNC IMS’s rich history and the festivities planned for its 70th anniversary open house on October 21st. http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/entertainment/article_a0f34eca-b4cd-11e7-b5bd-f7bf3b6cd082.html?mode=jqm
Dr Piehler featured on WTKF107 Coastal Daybreak to talk about IMS's 70th anniversary open houseDate: October 18, 2017
Dr. Piehler appeared today on WTKF107 Coastal Daybreak to talk about the upcoming 70th anniversary of IMS and the planned festivities that include the open house on October 21st. http://www.wtkf107.com/
Drs Luettich and Piehler were on WTKF107 talking about IMS's open house 70th anniversary celebrationDate: October 16, 2017
Dr. Luettich and Dr. Piehler were both featured on the Talk Station of WTKF107 speaking on IMS’s 70th anniversary and the upcoming open house on October 21st.
Coastal Living News-Times features multiple IMS researchers in an article on the institute's upcoming 70th anniversaryDate: October 15, 2017
The Coastal Living News-Times featured multiple IMS researchers on their insight of the role they play at IMS as the 70th anniversary of the opening of the institute draws nearer and nearer each day. The article can be found here: B1_101517
UNC Research posts a photo essay of IMS through the years as it approaches its 70th anniversaryDate: October 12, 2017
UNC Research honors the Institute of Marine Sciences as the date approaches for its 70th anniversary open house by posting a photo essay that shows aspects of IMS research throughout the years.
Carolina Arts and Sciences shares a throwback IMS photo for its upcoming 70th anniversaryDate: October 12, 2017
Carolina Arts and Sciences shares a throwback IMS photo of a past graduate student from the 1990’s and shares the information of IMS’s 70th anniversary open house on October 21st. http://magazine.college.unc.edu/2017/09/throwback/
UNC Institute of Marine Sciences hosts an Open House on October 21st as it prepares to celebrate its 70th AnniversaryDate: October 11, 2017
All are invited to an Open House hosted by the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences as they get ready to celebrate their 70th anniversary. Coastal Review Online gives a short summary on the history of the institute and the growth that its seen throughout the last 70 years.
The Daily Tar Heel helps to explain Dr Noble's interest in Hurricane Matthew and the Vibrio infectionDate: October 10, 2017
Dr. Rachel Noble talks about how her studies of the Vibirio infection continue even a year after Hurricane Matthew has passed. Dr. Noble highlights how because hurricanes don’t occur that often she has few and quite specific opportunities where she can study the Vibrio virus while it is at its peak in the population.
Elite Daily quotes Dr Rick Luettich on the danger Hurricane Nate poses on FloridaDate: October 6, 2017
Elite Daily highlights the fact that the projected path Hurricane Nate will take is essentially sparing the Sunshine State of anymore devastation following Hurricane Irma. Dr. Luettich of IMS is quoted speaking on the fact that this was the best case scenario for the residents of Florida as most of the state, excluding the west coast, will remain relatively unaffected by the storm. https://www.elitedaily.com/p/will-hurricane-nate-hit-florida-most-of-the-sunshine-state-is-safe-from-its-wrath-2801387
Dr Noble provides details on how the Vibrio infection may thrive after a Houston woman's untimely deathDate: September 27, 2017
After the death of a Houston woman to the Vibrio infection, multiple sources utilize Dr. Rachel Noble’s insight on how to avoid the Vibrio infection as the floodwaters of Hurricane Harvey still impose a potentially deadly threat against the residents of Houston. Buzzfeed: https://www.buzzfeed.com/nidhisubbaraman/bacterial-infection-harvey?utm_term=.ej1a2lODL5#.bgO1W2DVKy
Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/flesh-eating-bacteria-kill-woman-texas-harvey-flood-water-2017-9 Yahoo News: https://uk.news.yahoo.com/woman-texas-died-flesh-eating-165700972.html
Dr Fodrie appears as a panelist at a summit for the 20th anniversary of the Fisheries Reform ActDate: September 26, 2017
Dr Fodrie is set to participate as a panelist in a summit recognizing the 20th anniversary of the Fisheries Reform Act, where he’ll give his insights and opinion on the impact of the Fisheries Reform Act on the marine ecosystem and the management of fisheries.
High school students take a trip to the Duke University Marine Lab to get some hands on knowledge about the Marine SciencesDate: September 26, 2017
High school students from all around the nation took a trip to the Duke University Marine Lab, located in Beaufort, North Carolina, which allowed them to gain some hands on experience in the Marine Sciences that they would never be able to gain in a classroom. Utilizing the IMS Research Vessel, the Capricorn, students were able to observe phenomena such as bio-luminescence and participate in activities such as clamming.
Dr Rick Leuttich warns of potential flooding and increased water levels for the North Carolina coast as Hurricane Maria approachesDate: September 25, 2017
Dr. Leuttich informed CarolinaCoastOnline that according to forecasting models developed by himself and his colleagues, North Carolina’s coastal residents need to be wary of rising water levels. He predicts that water levels will increase an extra 1-2 feet as Hurricane Maria passes by along the coastline. http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/article_c6e6dbea-a1f1-11e7-966e-2374dbd51fca.html?mode=jqm
WTKF Coastal Daybreak interviews Dr Noble on the long term impacts Hurricane Harvey may have on Houston's water qualityDate: September 21, 2017
Dr Noble provides her insight on the long term impact Hurricane Harvey could potentially have on Houston’s water quality on the WTKF morning radio show, Coastal Daybreak.
Coastal Daybreak interviews Dr Luettich for insight on the dangers of Hurricane IrmaDate: September 12, 2017
Dr Luettich is interviewed by Coastal Daybreak on the damage that came along with Hurricane Irma and the potential dangers the hurricane still poses as it begins to deteriorate as it moves further inland into the United States.
Dr Luettich speaks on why Hurricane Irma's impact was smaller and more unusual than what was expectedDate: September 12, 2017
In multiple interviews, Dr Luettich spoke on the unusually small impact of Hurricane Irma’s storm surges and floods on Florida and Georgia’s coasts. He focuses primarily on the less likely path Irma took down Florida’s west causing Florida to have much smaller storm surges on the west coast, but at the same time larger storm surges on the east coast as a result of the massive size of the hurricane. Georgia, on the other hand, received a much less powerful hurricane than expected as Irma slowly decreased to a tropical storm after going inland on the west coast of Florida.
New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/11/us/storm-surge-irma-flooding.html
Vice News: https://news.vice.com/story/irma-slammed-florida-but-it-couldve-been-much-worse
Savannah Morning News: http://savannahnow.com/news/2017-09-10/officials-go-now-if-going-curfew-overnight
Dr Luettich warns residents of Georgia and Florida of the impending dangers of Hurricane Irma's storm surgesDate: September 11, 2017
Before the arrival of Hurricane Irma on United States soil, Dr. Luettich warned residents of both Florida and Georgia of the immediate danger Hurricane Irma’s storm surges could have on coastal residents. He notes the higher potential for coastal areas and low-lying areas to be aware of these storm surges and be prepared for flooding.
Georgia Public Broadcasting News: http://gpbnews.org/post/georgia-coast-braces-potential-storm-surge
CBS News: https://www.cbsnews.com/videos/hurricane-irmas-storm-surge/
Dr Paerl's thoughts on the 2017 hurricane seasonDate: September 11, 2017
Dr Hans Paerl warns people that the occurrence of multiple record-breaking storms along with the extreme weather events that have been occurring within the last couple of decades could be attributed to the impact of climate change. He believes that these events are the tell-tale signs that the situation is beginning to get dire.
Dr Paerl speaks on the impact hurricanes have on water quality on a UNC podcastDate: September 6, 2017
Dr Hans Paerl, the Kenan Professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences at the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences, gives several interviews on the impact hurricanes have on the water quality of the areas affected. He speaks on the dangers of pollutants left in the watershed that have the potential to poison people as well as kill fish.
Well Said Podcast: http://www.unc.edu/spotlight/well-said-hurricanes-water-quality/
CoastalDayBreak Radio (9/11/2017):
NOLA Times features Dr Luettich on his insights into the potential flooding that may come with the approach of Hurricane IrmaDate: September 5, 2017
Dr. Luettich serves on the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East and gave some insightful information to the NOLA Times in an article titled “New Orleans, state reviewing Irma evacuation plans, just in case” on Hurricane Irma’s potential flooding. With the use of his storm surge model, the ADCIRC, he believes that the chances of a flooding event as devastating as Hurricane Katrina are low, but residents should still consider evacuating in order to ensure their own safety.
Dr Luettich speaks to WITN on preparing for Hurricane Irma even in the case of uncertain landfallDate: September 5, 2017
WITN featured Dr. Luettich in an article titled, “Local researchers studying hurricanes and weather patterns”. In the article, Dr. Luettich speaks on the fact that even though it may be uncertain whether or not Hurricane Irma will reach landfall in the area a certain person may be residing, they should still take the proper precautionary measures to ensure their safety from the storm because, as history shows, hurricanes can be unpredictable.
Biology PhD candidate Avery Paxton located at IMS highlights the complexity of flat, vertically-extensive reefs in recently published paperDate: September 5, 2017
Biology PhD candidate Avery Paxton, working alongside the Institute of Marine Sciences, recently had a paper published on the complexity of flat and vertically-extensive reefs. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0183906
Dr Luettich informs the public on the potential dangers of storm surges and Hurricane HarveyDate: August 31, 2017
Multiple sources interviewed Dr Rick Luettich, the director of the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences, on the potential dangers of Hurricane Harvey focusing largely on storm surges. Utilizing Dr. Luettich’s computer program ADCIRC, he was able to predict the potential effects of the storm surge and flooding that is predicted to occur with a multi-day rain event such as Hurricane Harvey.
BBC Radio: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3cstzrq or http://mms.tveyes.com/transcript.asp?StationID=7195&DateTime=8%2F30%2F2017+7%3A08%3A03+AM&Term=University+of+North+Carolina&PlayClip=TRUE
Dr Noble speaks on her insights of the potential health concerns regarding Hurricane Harvey floodwatersDate: August 31, 2017
Dr. Rachel Noble spoke to multiple sources today on the dangers and hazards that lie underneath the murky floodwaters of Hurricane Harvey. She specifically warns of the dangers of bacterial infections that may result from open wounds being exposed to the floodwaters, including the potentially deadly Vibrio infection.
Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/hurricane-harvey-floodwater-dangerous-tetanus-2017-8
NBC News: https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/hurricane-harvey/hurricane-harvey-may-leave-behind-health-hazards-water-n796791
Public Radio East: http://publicradioeast.org/post/enc-researcher-warns-about-texas-floodwater-pathogens
Science Friday (9/1/2017): https://www.sciencefriday.com/articles/after-harvey-a-perfect-storm-for-bacteria/
WNCT9 features the Voss Lab talking about the change in tide levels during the solar eclipseDate: August 21, 2017
The Voss Lab were on WNCT9 speaking about their hopes of documenting the change in tide levels as a result of the solar eclipse. Along with the help of members of the NC King Tides Project, the Voss Lab hopes to record the increase in tides during the solar eclipse in order to visualize how high tides could look in the future as sea-level continues to rise.
Dr Fodrie interviewed regarding recently published results studying reefs as carbon sinksDate: August 16, 2017
Dr. Joel Fodrie spoke on the potential of oyster reefs as carbon sinks and sources. He based his interviews on an article published July 26 in the prestigious London-based “Proceedings of the Royal Society B,” which was authored by UNC’s Dr. Joel Fodrie with assistance from all current IMS faculty as well as several recent alumni (F. Joel Fodrie, Antonio B. Rodriguez, Rachel K. Gittman, Jonathan H. Grabowski, Niels. L. Lindquist, Charles H. Peterson, Michael F. Piehler, Justin T. Ridge).
Greg Sorg shares the secrets of his master's researchDate: August 10, 2017
Greg Sorg (UNC Marine Sciences alumni and former Lindquist lab member) shares the secrets of his master’s research on oysters and boring sponges in an article he wrote for NC Sea Grant’s magazine Coastwatch.
Story on NC Scenic Byways written by alum Kathleen OnorevoleDate: August 10, 2017
Kathleen Onorevole (UNC Marine Sciences alumn and former Piehler lab member) has a beautifully penned a story about the NC Scenic Byways.
Drs Alperin and Paerl are quoted in an article about Jordan LakeDate: August 10, 2017
Drs Alperin and Paerl are quoted in an article by NC Policy Watch about Jordan Lake
Yale360 features Dr Paerl's researchDate: August 7, 2017
Yale360 released an article titled “The Nitrogen Problem: Why Global Warming Is Making It Worse” that features Dr Hans Paerl’s research on the relationship between nitrogen pollution and algal blooms.
Peterson lab PhD candidate Carter Smith featured in EndeavorsDate: August 2, 2017
Carter Smith, UNC Marine Sciences graduate student, IMS Peterson lab PhD candidate and Royster Fellow was featured in a photo essay titled “Measuring the Health of a Marsh” by Mary Lide Parker for Endeavor.
Carter Smith Peterson lab PhD candidate featured by UNC Research's on Women in Science WednesdayDate: August 2, 2017
Carter Smith, UNC Marine Sciences graduate student, IMS Peterson lab PhD candidate and Royster Fellow was featured by UNC Research’s Women in Science Wednesday.
The News & Observer front page story on UNC's 45 years of shark researchDate: August 2, 2017
UNC’s shark research was featured in a front page article by The News & Observer.
NC Sea Grant's Coastwatch publishes article on Dr Lindquist's work with OystersDate: July 31, 2017
The North Carolina Sea Grant published an article in the Summer 2017 issue of Coastwatch on Dr Lindquist’s work with oysters and the Sandbar Oyster Company.
Dr Rachel Gittman featured in an NBC news story about living shorelinesDate: July 27, 2017
Dr. Rachel Gittman was featured in an NBC news story about living shorelines.
Celebrating the 20th anniversary publication of The Seashells of North Carolina by Hugh PorterDate: July 20, 2017
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Mr Hugh Porter’s book, “The Seashells of North Carolina”, NC Sea Grant and UNC Press have been getting the word out about beachcombing, shells, and the book. https://ncseagrant.ncsu.edu/currents/2017/07/mr-seashells-legacy-lives-on/
Avery Paxton makes waves with her study on the potential impacts of seismic testing on fishDate: July 19, 2017
Avery Paxton (Peterson PhD candidate, Biology) continues to make waves with the results of her study on the potential impacts of seismic testing on fish. Her study is mentioned in an article in Vox and there is a video that goes with the story (see below).
As well, her work is cited in this letter to Secretary Zinke about oil and gas exploration in the Atlantic. (A letter signed by 103 members of Congress no less!)
Dr Hans Paerl interviewed by Coastal Review Online about algal bloomsDate: July 18, 2017
Dr Paerl was interviewed by Coastal Review Online about algal blooms in a piece titled “Summer Recipe: How to Make An Algal Bloom”. https://www.coastalreview.org/2017/07/summer-recipe-make-algal-bloom/
Recent grad Dr Justin Ridge talks about his work to study Bird Shoal before and after Hurricane MatthewDate: July 10, 2017
Recent IMS/MASC grad (and former Rodriguez/Fodrie lab member) Dr Justin Ridge talks to Coastal Daybreak about his work to study Bird Shoal before and after Hurricane Matthew.
Martin Benavides talks Sharks on NPR's CoastLineDate: June 23, 2017
Martin Benavides (PhD candidate, Fodrie lab, MASC) talks Sharks on the NPR’s hour long call in show CoastLine. http://whqr.org/post/coastline-shark-brains-sand-tiger-sharks-and-bonnetheads#stream/0
PhD candidate Carter Smith discusses combating erosion and property loss from stormsDate: June 21, 2017
Carter Smith (PhD candidate, Peterson lab, MASC) appeared live on WTKFL107’s Coastal Daybreak to discuss about her new paper: “Hurricane damage along natural and hardened estuarine shorelines: Using homeowner experiences to promote nature-based coastal protection” and how that research may help people combat erosion and property loss from storms. https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=TbpRG7YaPl8
Dr Rodriguez talks about the causes of rip currentsDate: June 19, 2017
Coastal Geologist Dr. Rodriguez is interviewed by WITN about rip currents and the factors that influence where they form. http://www.witn.com/content/news/Coastal-geologist-describes-factors-that-increase-rip-current-risks-429528503.html
Noble and Piehler labs stormwater research project with the Town of BeaufortDate: June 16, 2017
Coastal Review Online article about the stormwater research project the Noble and Piehler labs are working on with the Town of Beaufort. https://www.coastalreview.org/2017/06/runoff-study-aims-better-water-quality
Dr Peterson clarifies his work regarding the misguided war on rays in the Chesapeake BayDate: June 14, 2017
Hakai Magazine interviewed Dr Peterson about his 2007 Science paper “Cascading effects of the loss of apex predatory sharks from a coastal ocean” and what it means for rays of Chesapeake Bay. https://www.hakaimagazine.com/article-short/chesapeake-bays-misguided-war-ray
Research on a new oyster reef design by Dr Lindquist may help save shoreline from erosionDate: June 6, 2017
Coastal Review Online article about Dr Lindquist’s research on whether his new oyster reef design curbs erosion in a high-energy wave environment.
IMS Research Technicians Jasmine and Anna talk King Tides on Fox News RadioDate: June 2, 2017
Jasmine McAdams and Anna Clabaugh, Research Technicians in the Peterson lab at UNC’s Institute of Marine Sciences talked with local Fox News radio about their citizen science efforts on the King Tides project.
Dr Mike Piehler selected as Interim Director of the Coastal Studies InstituteDate: May 31, 2017
ECU has announced that Dr. Mike Piehler has been selected as the Interim Director of the Coastal Studies Institute (CSI) effective July 1, 2017, for the upcoming year. For the past 12 years Mike has been a cornerstone of CSI’s multi-institutional research, education and engagement programs. As Interim Director, he will help ECU continue to build its coastal programs and help recruit the next permanent CSI Director.
Dr Rick Luettich on federal weather forecasting law HR353 and the implications for NCDate: May 30, 2017
IMS’s Dr. Rick Luettich on WNCT9 talking about the new federal weather forecasting law HR353, and it’s implications for North Carolina.
Living shorelines more cost effective way to control coastal erosionDate: May 29, 2017
Carter Smith (PhD candidate, Peterson lab, MASC) interview with WNCT9 about her latest paper looking at homeowners perceptions of damage risk to their properties during hurricanes, and better options available to them.
Rachel Carson Reserve stormwater research project by Drs Noble and PiehlerDate: May 22, 2017
IMS faculty members and researchers Dr. Noble and Dr. Piehler on NPR talking about their stormwater research project in the Rachel Carson Reserve. Listen on their livestream
Jasmine and Anna on Coastal Daybreak talking about the King Tides projectDate: May 19, 2017
IMS’ Jasmine McAdams and Anna Clabaugh who are both Research Technicians in the Peterson lab will be on Coastal Daybreak talking about their King Tides citizen science project. You can listen live on their website http://wtkf107.com
DCERP program releases findings from recent Camp Lejeune environmental studyDate: May 18, 2017
Dr Piehler was on WITN last night talking about some of the results from the Defense Coastal Estuarine Research Program (DCERP) project commissioned by Camp Lejeune. http://wnct.com/2017/05/18/dcerp-program-releases-findings-from-recent-camp-lejeune-environmental-study/
UNC researchers gather information on Jordan LakeDate: May 17, 2017
A photo essay on the Luettich lab’s work in Jordan Lake by UNC Endeavors and Mary Lide Parker
Using state-of-the-art instrumentation and lab analyses, UNC researchers gather information on Jordan Lake
King Tides Project mentioned in Coastal Review OnlineDate: May 16, 2017
Article in the Coastal Review Online today talking about the Peterson lab’s King Tides Project – great work by amazing techs Jasmine and Anna! http://www.coastalreview.org/2017/05/public-invited-help-track-king-tides/ Don’t forget we have a King Tide next week – get out and take those photos! It’s even easier now with the new app. Do some citizen science and help the Peterson lab!
Gizmodo Australia writes about research by IMS' Avery Paxton on fish behavior during seismic surveyingDate: May 13, 2017
Gizmodo Australia writes about research by Institute of Marine Sciences’ graduate student Avery Paxton on fish behavior during seismic surveying.
Fodrie lab tech, Gray Redding received a 2017 Knauss Fellowship to work in NOAA's Highly Migratory Species programDate: May 8, 2017
Former Fodrie lab tech, Gray Redding received a 2017 Knauss Fellowship to work in NOAA’s Highly Migratory Species program
Dr. Leuttich on Coastal Daybreak discussing HR 353 effects on NCDate: May 3, 2017
UNC Institute of Marine Sciences’ Dr. Rick Luettich was a guest on the morning time Fox News radio program, Coastal Daybreak, talking about HR 353 and what it means for North Carolina.
Peterson lab technicians talk to Carteret County News Times about King Tides projectDate: April 27, 2017
Peterson Lab technicians Jasmine McAdams and Anna Clabaugh from UNC’s Institute of Marine Sciences talked to the Carteret County News Times about their King Tides project
Dr. Pete Peterson discusses the downsides of beach renourishment with WRALDate: April 27, 2017
UNC Institute of Marine Sciences professor Dr. Pete Peterson discusses the downsides of beach renourishment with WRAL
Dr Lindquist and local fisherman David Cessna's oyster project featured on WRALDate: April 26, 2017
IMS’ Dr. Niels Lindquist and local fisherman David Cessna are featured on WRAL discussing their oyster project
NC Sea Grant Coastwatch article by Kathleen Onorevole on restoration efforts in Wilson BayDate: April 20, 2017
IMS faculty member Charles Peterson quoted in article on the effects of human interaction after natural disastersDate: April 17, 2017
The original and full length article can be found on online at ScienceLine
Title: When a natural disaster isn’t a disaster
Subtitle: Humans often do more harm than good when we try to rebuild damaged landscapes
Written by: Nicole Wetsman
Haikai Magazine publishes Kathleen Onorevole's article on Avery Paxton's seismic reef fish studyDate: April 13, 2017
Check out this article in Hakai Magazine – a premier news magazine covering marine sciences:
Beautifully written by the Piehler lab’s Kathleen Onorevole (MASC master’s graduate) about Peterson lab’s Avery Paxton’s (Biology, doctoral candidate ) seismic reef fish study.
Dr Lindquist's research is referenced in this National Geographic pieceDate: April 11, 2017
IMS’ Dr. Niels Lindquist’s research is referenced in a piece by National Geographic http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2017/04/11/oysters/
Avery Paxton's seismic testing research featured on UNC-TV's SciTech NowDate: April 11, 2017
Avery Paxton’s (UNC Biology doctoral student located at UNC’s Institute of Marine Sciences and Peterson Lab member) seismic testing research featured on UNC-TV’s SciTech Now
Dr. Piehler and lab discuss their research in Lake Mattamuskeet with UNC-TV's SciTech NowDate: April 11, 2017
Dr. Mike Piehler and lab (including Adam Gold, UNC-ENEC M.S. Student) discuss their research in Lake Mattamuskeet with UNC-TV’s SciTech Now
Peterson lab doctoral candidate, Carter Smith, selected as Graduate Fellow for NC Sentinel Site CooperativeDate: April 7, 2017
UNC Institute of Marine Sciences doctoral student and Peterson Lab member, Carter Smith is the recipient of the 2017 joint graduate fellowship funded by North Carolina Sea Grant and the N.C. Sentinel Site Cooperative, or NCSSC.
Dr. Froelich featured on NPR's Down East Journal about his under dock oyster programDate: March 28, 2017
IMS’ Dr. Brett Froelich was interviewed by NPR for their Down East Journal about his ongoing work monitoring bacteria in local oysters in conjunction with North Carolina’s Under Dock Oyster Culture Program, or UDOC.
UNC IMS alumnus Dr. Ethan Theuerkauf featured on AljazeeraDate: March 27, 2017
Rodriguez lab graduate (MASC) Dr. Ethan Theuerkauf was recently featured on Aljazeera talking about erosion in Lake Michigan
Piehler lab student, Adam Gold receives a 2017 Impact AwardDate: March 23, 2017
Adam Gold, a M.S. graduate student within the Curriculum in Environment and Ecology who has spent much of his time at UNC’ Institute of Marine Sciences as a member of the Piehler Lab won a 2017 Impact Award for his research on Stormwater Ponds.
Learn more about his research and the award here: http://gradschool.unc.edu/news/2017/impact/awards.html#Gold
Justin Hart quoted in Daily Tar Heel articleDate: March 20, 2017
Noble lab master’s student, Justin Hart, is quoted in this Daily Tar Heel article about NC Sea Grant