Dr. Rachel Noble spoke with the Salisbury Post about the state wastewater testingDate: February 18, 2021
Dr. Rachel Noble (ESE, IE, MASC) spoke with the Salisbury Post about the state wastewater testing. Noble gives her insights in the article about how the Duke University COVID-19 study contributes data to wastewater surveillance.
To read more about the wastewater research, go to https://www.salisburypost.com/2021/02/18/duke-university-covid-19-study-in-kannapolis-contributes-data-to-wastewater-surveillance-efforts/
Dr. Hans Paerl spoke with WITN about the links between extreme weather and climate changeDate: February 17, 2021
Dr. Hans Paerl (MASC, ESE) spoke with WITN about how extreme winter weather highlights climate change issues.
To read more about the links between extreme weather and climate change, go to https://www.witn.com/2021/02/18/local-scientists-say-extreme-winter-weather-highlights-climate-change-issues/
Dr. Stacy Zhang spoke about fisheries fellowship for local high school students with CCNTDate: February 7, 2021
Dr. Stacy Zhang (IMS) spoke with CCNT about an opportunity for local high school students to apply for a fisheries fellowship that could place them with us at IMS.
To read more about the fisheries internship opportunity, go to https://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/article_9da1d210-67e3-11eb-8dab-f73bf7cf4c62.html
Faculty and researchers at IMS talked about storm water resilience on The WellDate: February 2, 2021
Faculty and researchers at IMS talked about stormwater resilience on The Well. These Carolina researchers created a plan to help vulnerable communities weather future storms.
To read more about research on stormwater resilience, go to https://thewell.unc.edu/2021/02/02/building-resilience-for-storm-battered-n-c/
Megan Hunter spoke about crocheting for local hospital on The WellDate: January 29, 2021
Megan Hunter spoke with The Well about her pandemic hobby, in which she crocheted over 100 baby blankets for the local hospital.
To read more about Megan’s project, go to https://thewell.unc.edu/2021/01/29/meet-carolinas-pandemic-hobbyists/
Noble spoke about waste water research with the Carteret County News TimesDate: January 20, 2021
Dr. Noble (MASC, ESE, IE) spoke with the Carteret County News Times about the wastewater research her lab is doing.
To read more about the research, go to https://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/article_37928bd6-5ab9-11eb-b729-c76e955dcb57.html
To watch a clip on Dr. Noble talking about wastewater testing with WCTI, go to https://wcti12.com/news/local/wastewater-testing-can-help-with-covid-19-trend-research
Megan Hunter's Crocheting Hobby Aided the Eastern Carolina CommunityDate: January 2, 2021
Megan Hunter was featured in the Carteret County News Times for making almost 100 baby blankets for the eastern Carolina community since January. She donated the blankets to newborns at Carteret Health Care.
To read more about Megan’s efforts, head here https://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/article_99ed95ce-4a00-11eb-8fc9-e309d7b7fa0d.html
Dr. Noble's SARS-CoV-2 wastewater research featured on News & ObserverDate: December 28, 2020
North Carolina is one of only 8 states in the country working with the CDC on waste water surveillance, and Dr Noble is leading that effort.
To read Dr. Noble’s work to track the SARS-CoV-2 virus in waste water head to https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2020-urchinomics/?sref=uH4PMVKy
Dr. Noble speaks about about her dorm waste water research for SARS-CoV-2 virusDate: December 18, 2020
Dr Rachel Noble (MASC, ESE, IE) was featured in a story that ran both in the Coastal Review Online and the Carolina Public Press about her work to test dorm waste water for SARS-CoV-2 virus at App State. Dr. Noble believes that this technology has the possibility to prevent spread of COVID-19.
Dubbs recognized by U.S. Dept. of Energy for leadership in clean energyDate: December 1, 2020
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is 1 of 9 women to be recognized for her achievements and leadership in clean energy as part of the U.S Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Initiative.
Her achievement has been added to the official list of recipients at https://ims.unc.edu/education/student-achievements-and-awards/
Sarah Donaher awarded the 2021 GEAB Impact AwardDate: November 16, 2020
Sarah Donaher awarded the 2021 GEAB Impact Award. More details about her achievement to follow.
Her achievement has been added to the official list of recipients at https://ims.unc.edu/education/student-achievements-and-awards/
Dr. Paerl interviewed by WITN on recent fish killsDate: October 27, 2020
Dr. Hans Paerl interviewed by WITN on recent fish kills in the Neuse River.
To watch or read the interview head to https://www.witn.com/2020/10/27/marine-experts-say-neuse-river-fish-kill-is-the-worst-in-decades/
Dr. Piehler spoke with Bloomberg News about UrchinomicsDate: October 26, 2020
Dr. Mike Piehler spoke with Bloomberg News about Urchinomics, the farming and selling of sea urchins, and its benefits to the oceans.
To read the article head to https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2020-urchinomics/?sref=uH4PMVKy
Dr. Leuttich featured on a New York Times discussing HurricanesDate: October 26, 2020
Dr Luettich (IMS, MASC, ESE) was a featured in the New York times discussing Hurricane Zeta’s impact on hurricanes, surge, and climate change.
To hear what Dr. Leuttich has to say, follow the link https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/26/climate/hurricane-zeta-rain.html
3 Researchers from IMS featured on UNC's websiteDate: October 23, 2020
Dr. Rosman, Ph.D., Jana Haddad, and Joey Carter are featured in a new article on UNC’s edu website on their research being done on the coast involving physical oceanography.
To read the article go to https://www.unc.edu/discover/research-at-the-coast/?utm_campaign=102320+Research+at+the+coast&utm_medium=bitly&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR2XqgMTERxcQaTzX1lW_sksuppSN9c9YbNwSp4T_H8sGX_dgJuqiqFUpEg
Dr. Luettich interviewed on the Waterloop podcastDate: October 20, 2020
Dr. Rick Luettich was interviewed by the Waterloop podcast on all things hurricane science, coastal impacts from storms, and resilience.
To listen to the podcast follow the link to https://www.waterloop.org/post/waterloop-57-rick-luettich-on-hurricane-science-impacts-and-resilience
Dr. Hall on the recent fish kills in the NeuseDate: October 16, 2020
Dr. Nathan Hall spoke with WNCT9 about recent fish kills in the Neuse, and about the vital nature of long-term monitoring that IMS has done in this region for the past few decades.
To read the full interview follow the link https://www.wnct.com/local-news/covid-19-creates-a-financial-threat-to-water-quality-monitoring-groups/?fbclid=IwAR1G9Z0t6okNqGpnKG33lWIRH3RoEYrQ6CbB3NRGmM31UEiVnWe_gHK3vbM
Dr. Noble's Lab featured in the Fall Edition of the Carolina Arts & Sciences MagazineDate: October 12, 2020
Dr. Noble’s lab’s SARS-CoV-2 research is featured in the fall edition of the Carolina Arts & Sciences magazine. To hear about the work from her lab follow the link to https://magazine.college.unc.edu/college-video/doing-covid-19-dirty-work/. If you would like to read other articles in from the fall edition the magazine can be found at https://magazine.college.unc.edu/
Haley Plaas speaks about harmful algal blooms on The Waterloop podcastDate: September 27, 2020
Paerl lab PhD student Haley Plaas (ESE) discusses the science of harmful algal blooms and her research on The Waterloop podcast. To listen to what Haley Plaas has to say, follow the link https://www.waterloop.org/post/waterloop-51-haley-plaas-on-the-science-of-harmful-algal-blooms
Rachel Noble featured on the Well for leading statewide collaboration of tracking COVID-19 hot spots with wastewaterDate: September 21, 2020
UNC Institute of Marine Sciences microbiologist Rachel Noble is featured on the Well for leading a statewide collaboration that tracks COVID-19 hotspots across North Carolina using wastewater.
To read more about the research, follow the link https://thewell.unc.edu/2020/09/21/doing-covid-19-dirty-work/
Dr. Luettich interviewed on WBTV about the dangers of slow-moving storms with heavy rainDate: September 17, 2020
Dr. Luettich (IMS, MASC, ESE) talks with WBTV about climate, slow-moving storms, and exceptionally wet hurricanes.
To watch the WBTV interview follow the link to https://www.wbtv.com/video/2020/09/17/storm-surge-expert-explains-danger-slow-moving-storms-with-heavy-rain/
Dr. Luettich speaks about storm surge and hurricane Sally in NYT articleDate: September 16, 2020
Dr. Luettich (IMS, MASC, ESE) speaks about storm surge and hurricane Sally in a New York Times article on climate change and increased storm risks. To read what Dr. Leuttich has to say, follow the link https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/16/climate/hurricane-sally-climate-change.html?smid=tw-nytclimate&smtyp=cur
Zofia Knorek on university workers returning to campusDate: September 9, 2020
Nature journal quotes Zofia Kronek, a PhD student, in an article concerning university workers returning to campus. To see the article, follow the link to https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02557-1.
PhD student Zofia Knorek on restored oyster reefsDate: September 9, 2020
WITN covered researchers studying restored oyster reefs along the coast. These researchers include grad students Zofia Knorek, a PhD student at Fodrie and Lindquist lab, and Emory Wellman, IMS alumna and grad student at ECU working at Gittman lab, with support by UNC field site student Karli Meckler. To see the news clip follow the link https://www.witn.com/2020/09/10/researchers-studying-restored-oyster-reefs-along-the-coast/.
Research led by the Noble lab on SARS-CoV-2 virus in wastewaterDate: September 8, 2020
Shout out to the team at UNC Research for their stellar work. NC microbiologist Rachel Noble is leading a state-wide collaboration tracking novel coronavirus outbreaks across North Carolina, gaining insight that testing individuals does not offer. To see the news story and video on research on SARS-CoV-2 virus in wastewater, led by Noble lab, follow the link to https://endeavors.unc.edu/doing-covid-19-dirty-work/.
Haley Plaas featured in UNC Research on solutions for algal bloom respiratory threatsDate: September 7, 2020
Haley Plaas, Paerl Lab Environmental Science & Engineering Ph.D. student, was featured by UNC Research about her research on addressing the possible respiratory threats posed by algal blooms with aerosol. To read more about Haley Plaas’s work, follow the link https://www.unc.edu/discover/algal-blooms-pose-possible-respiratory-threat/
Dr. Mike Piehler, named Carolina’s chief sustainability officer and special assistant to the chancellor for sustainabilityDate: September 2, 2020
On Wednesday, September 2nd, Dr. Mike Piehler was named Carolina’s chief sustainability officer and special assistant to the chancellor for sustainability. Dr. Piehler is a Marine Science professor at the Institute for Marine Sciences in Morehead City, NC. He has joint appointments with the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering and the Environment, Ecology, and Energy Program. He has also served as the director of the UNC Institute for the Environment since 2018.
Congratulations are in order for Dr. Piehler on all of his hard work leading up to this position!
Dr. Luettich discusses Hurricane Season on WITNDate: September 1, 2020
Dr. Luettich will be discussing the start of the hurricane season on WITN at 5pm and 6pm.
To see the livestream, follow the link: TBA
Meet IMS's Janet NyeDate: August 31, 2020
The Coastal Review Online wrote a piece about Janet Nye, Associate Professor at the Institute of Marine Sciences.
To find out about Nye’s passion and her career path follow the link https://www.coastalreview.org/2020/08/love-of-coast-set-professors-career-path/
Dr. Leuttich featured on a Next Chapter podcast discussing HurricanesDate: August 28, 2020
Dr Luettich (IMS, MASC, ESE) was a featured guest on James Carville & Al Hunt’s podcast coming in at minute 29 discussing hurricanes.
To hear what Dr. Leuttich has to say, follow the link https://ncpodcasts.com/war-room-episodes/46-charlie-cook-rick-luettich
WITN interview with Dr. Luettich about hurricane Laura predictionsDate: August 26, 2020
Dr. Rick Luettich talked with WITN about hurricane Laura predictions. He spoke about ADCIRC models that predict storm surge levels for hurricanes.
To watch the WITN interview follow the link to https://www.witn.com/2020/08/27/storm-surge-models-show-hurricane-laura-bringing-catastrophic-levels-of-water-to-gulf-coast/
Dr. Noble's DIY disinfectant wipes featured on Popular ScienceDate: August 19, 2020
Institute of Marine Science’s very own Dr. Noble shares her DIY disinfectant wipes “recipe” on Popular Science
For a step by step instruction on how to make your own disinfectant wipes read https://www.popsci.com/story/diy/diy-baby-disinfecting-wipes/
Rachel Noble commended on News Observer for COVID-19 tracking in small communitiesDate: August 15, 2020
Institute of Marine Science’s Dr. Noble speaks with the News Observer regarding her efforts in analyzing sewage in communities across the state to eventually track and predict outbreaks of the coronavirus.
To hear more about Dr. Noble’s research follow the link https://www.newsobserver.com/news/coronavirus/article244972630.html
Haley Plaas featured on the Well for algal blooms researchDate: August 14, 2020
Haley Plaas, a Ph.D. student at the Institute of Marine Sciences is featured on the Well for her research regarding the potential respiratory threat caused by harmful algal blooms.
To read more about Plaas’ findings, follow the link https://thewell.unc.edu/2020/08/14/algal-blooms-pose-possible-respiratory-threat/
WITN features Jeff Plumlee and Savannah Ryburn on protecting shark habitatsDate: August 13, 2020
Institute of Marine Science’s very own Jeff Plumlee (Fodrie Lab), and Savannah Ryburn (Bruno Lab) interviewed by WITN regarding their research of sharks and efforts in protecting the shark population.
To hear what Plumlee and Ryburn have to say, read https://www.witn.com/2020/08/13/researches-working-to-protect-shark-population-food-sources-in-north-carolina/
Dr. Leuttich and IMS/MASC graduate students featured in Carteret County News Times post IsaisDate: August 11, 2020
While most spend the days before a hurricane buying milk & bread, grad students Jana Haddad and Emory Wellman spend that time heading out into the local waters to be able to measure the impacts of the storm.
More in the Carteret County News Times on their research, and in that same story hear from Dr Luettich on how the lab fared in the storm.
Dr. Noble interviewed by WUNC about wastewater research and COVID-19Date: August 11, 2020
Institute of Marine Science’s very own Dr. Noble speaks with Dave DeWitt at WUNC for their COVID-19 podcast. Noble discusses her team’s wastewater research and how it can improve efforts to slow the spread of the virus.
To hear what Dr. Noble has to say, follow the link, https://qz.com/1890296/clorox-wipes-shortage-the-best-disinfecting-wipe-alternatives/
Dr Noble spoke with Quartz about cheaper and greener alternatives to Clorox wipesDate: August 11, 2020
Institute of Marine Science’s very own Dr. Noble speaks with Quartz on DIY disinfectant wipes following the Clorox wipes shortage due to COVID-19.
For a step by step instruction on how to make your own disinfectant wipes read https://qz.com/1890296/clorox-wipes-shortage-the-best-disinfecting-wipe-alternatives/
UNC TV talks Dr. Noble's wastewater research for tracking COVID-19Date: August 11, 2020
Institute of Marine Science’s very own Dr. Noble is featured on UNC TV for her wastewater research. Noble’s goal is to develop a system that can identify potential coronavirus hotspots as well as highlight ways to control the virus.
To read more about wastewater’s efforts in tracking COVID, follow the link https://qz.com/1890296/clorox-wipes-shortage-the-best-disinfecting-wipe-alternatives/
Dr. Rachel Noble speaks with Business Insider about infections from ocean waterDate: August 8, 2020
Institute of Marine Science’s own Dr. Rachel Noble is featured in a publication discussing risks of getting sick in ocean water and the beach environment. Noble says people should be more concerned about catching infectious germs from other people than from being infected by ocean water.
To learn more about the discussion follow the link https://www.businessinsider.com.au/does-ocean-water-kill-germs-2020-8
Shark Week is year-round for IMS facultyDate: August 8, 2020
IMS faculty Dr Fodrie (MASC, IE), PhD student Jeff Plumlee (Fodrie lab, MASC), and masters student Savannah Ryburn (Bruno, MASC) are featured in Carteret County News-Time’s article about their continual research on sharks.
To read more about their work follow the link https://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/article_41eb4494-d8c6-11ea-bc21-1b08f167f942.html
The Longest Running Shark Survey in the U.S.Date: August 7, 2020
The Well presents an article on the longest running shark survey which takes place on a 48-foot research vessel off the coast of Shackleford Banks in Carteret County. Several IMS, E3P, and MASC faculty are featured in the article.
To read more about the survey’s findings follow the link, https://thewell.unc.edu/2020/08/07/the-past-present-and-future-of-shark-research/
Dr. Rachel Noble featured in Coastal Review Online on SARS-CoV-2 waste water researchDate: August 6, 2020
Dr. Rachel Noble is featured in a publication discussing her work tracking COVID-19 pathogens in wastewater. Noble reveals wastewater samples can reveal a potential coronavirus outbreak at a facility, and may help find effective ways to slow the spread of the virus.
To read more about Noble’s work follow the link https://www.coastalreview.org/2020/08/sewage-sampling-may-preview-virus-trends/
Dr. Antonio Rodriguez talk's rip current risk post Isais on WITNDate: August 5, 2020
Dr. Antonio Rodriguez speaks about increased rip current risk and hazardous surf conditions in Emerald Isle following Hurricane Isais.
To watch Rodriguez on WITN follow https://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/article_2d96d7e6-c85a-11ea-b8d8-3bcd134f30c0.html
Dr. Noble's research featured on NPR podcast "Fresh Air"Date: July 31, 2020
UNC Institute of Marine Sciences own Dr. Rachel Noble is featured on the NPR podcast “Fresh Air” discussing her research that may change the way Covid-19 infection rates are measured. Her lab’s work on SARS-CoV-2 & waste water is highlighted.
To hear Dr. Noble follow the link https://www.publicradioeast.org/post/local-scientists-explore-new-way-test-covid-19
Dr. Leuttich discusses ADCIRC model for tracking storms on WITNDate: July 31, 2020
Dr. Leuttich featured on WITN discussing ADCIRC computer model’s importance for predicting how the ocean is going to respond to storms and what a storm surge will look like.
To read more about this, follow the link https://www.witn.com/2020/07/31/scientists-explain-how-hurricanes-are-tracked/
UNC's IMS using 3-D printers to create face shields for students and facultyDate: July 28, 2020
Ryan Neve speaks with WITN on UNC’s Institute of Marine Sciences efforts to print face shields for the local community. Over 600 protective face shields have been made.
Dr. Fodrie interviewed by WCTI on possible shark bite in NeuseDate: July 24, 2020
Institute of Marine Sciences Associate Professor Joel Fodrie interviewed regarding a man bitten by an unknown creature in Neuse. Fodrie speculates it is very possible animal was a shark.
Dr. Noble and Tom Clerkin featured on WCTI for Water Quality researchDate: July 22, 2020
Dr. Noble and Tom Clerkin are featured on WCTI for Water Quality research. Noble reports promising findings regarding the conditions of Eastern North Carolina’s shores.
To find out more about Noble’s research, follow the link https://wcti12.com/news/local/university-of-north-carolina-lab-studies-eastern-north-carolinas-water-quality
Dr Noble’s SARS-CoV-2 research featured in WRALDate: July 21, 2020
Institute of Marine Science’s very own Dr. Noble was featured on WRAL for her research in wastewater. Noble states that wastewater allows you to measure the frequency of the virus using the concentration value.
To read more about Noble’s research towards COVID-19 follow the link https://www.wral.com/coronavirus/from-livestock-to-nanoparticles-covid-19-research-runs-the-gamut-at-nc-universities/19197691/
Dr. Rachel Noble on Water Quality issues in Rural CommunitiesDate: July 20, 2020
Dr. Noble (MASC, ESE, IE, IMS) was on WITN discussing water quality issues that face rural communities such as the Town of Beaufort.
To learn more about Noble’s findings follow the link https://www.witn.com/2020/07/20/researchers-town-leaders-working-to-improve-water-quality-concerns/
Dr. Rachel Noble discusses water quality amidst pandemicDate: July 20, 2020
Dr. Rachel Noble is featured in a publication discussing her work with water quality in Carteret County. Noble suggests ocean water is effective at inactivating COVID and more.
To read more about Noble’s work follow the link https://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/article_2d96d7e6-c85a-11ea-b8d8-3bcd134f30c0.html
Jonathan Lucas interviewed by WITN on his oyster research in the New RiverDate: July 14, 2020
Graduate student Jonathan Lucas interviewed by WITN on his research on oysters in the New River. His work involves monitoring oyster beds as they are an integral part of an estuary.
To read more about this follow the link to https://www.witn.com/2020/07/14/researchers-continuing-work-to-improve-the-new-river/
Molly Bost speaks with WITN on rip currentsDate: July 13, 2020
PhD candidate Molly Bost spoke with WITN about rip currents after two men died in Emerald Isle.
To see the news clip, follow the link https://www.witn.com/2020/07/14/crowded-beaches-high-rip-currents-make-perfect-storm-for-water-rescues/
Dr. Fodrie interviewed by WITN discussing teenager's shark attackDate: June 19, 2020
Dr. Fodrie spoke with WITN about a sixteen year old bitten by a shark in Cape Hatteras. His interview is featured in the Today Show.
To see the news clip, follow the link https://www.witn.com/2020/06/19/officials-teenager-bitten-by-shark-off-cape-hatteras/
Christine Voss speaks with Coastal Review about Climate ChangeDate: May 26, 2020
Christine Voss spoke with Coastal Review Online about climate change and the politicization of science.
To see the news clip, follow the link https://www.coastalreview.org/2020/05/ncs-turning-point-for-climate-science/
Dr. Rodriguez spoke with WITN about rip currents at the coastDate: May 15, 2020
Dr. Antonio Rodriguez spoke with WITN about the increased potential for rip currents at the coast.
To see the news clip, follow the link https://www.witn.com/content/news/Paid-parking-begins-at-Atlantic-Beach–570498021.html
Dr. Rachel Noble was on Good Morning America about proper mask wearingDate: May 14, 2020
Dr. Rachel Noble (IMS, MASC, IE, ESE) was on Good Morning America and talked about proper mask-wearing during COVID-19.
To see the news clip follow the link to https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Living/video/dos-donts-wearing-cleaning-masks-70676902
Dr. Piehler to lead the UNC Sustainability CommissionDate: April 22, 2020
The Chancellor announced that Dr. Piehler will be leading the UNC Sustainability Commission. The goal of the Sustainability Commission is to align sustainability efforts across UNC and support the Three Zeros Initiative.
To read more about this new Commission follow the link to https://thewell.unc.edu/2020/04/22/guskiewicz-establishes-university-sustainability-commission/?utm_campaign=Guskiewicz+establishes+University+Sustainability+Commission&utm_medium=bitly&utm_source=Twitter-KG&fbclid=IwAR3WraA3oF2GfdyKcpxHhMQIDRJJEhVkZzuMM8xyEGaxH-ULGBa5Hv_UJ2c
IMS/MASC/E3P staff featured in The WellDate: April 21, 2020
In an article by The Well about Virtual Defenses Dr. Shelby Ziegler (E3P), Owen Mulvey-McFerron (IMS/MASC), and Dr. Michael Piehler (MASC/E3P) are featured in the article.
To read about what people are doing during this time follow the link https://thewell.unc.edu/2020/04/21/from-disputatio-to-virtual-defense/
Dr. Noble on how to wear and clean fabric masksDate: April 20, 2020
Dr. Rachel Noble was interviewed by WRAL on how to get the proper fit with fabric masks and how to clean fabric masks after use.
To read her advice follow the link https://www.wral.com/make-sure-your-home-made-mask-has-this/19064030/
Deepwater Horizon 10 Years Later: Dr. Fodrie featured in The ConversationDate: April 17, 2020
April 20th marks the 10-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Dr. Joel Fodrie wrote a piece for The Conversation about the coastal fish populations that were affected by the oil spill.
To read about these fish populations follow the link https://theconversation.com/coastal-fish-populations-didnt-crash-after-the-deepwater-horizon-spill-why-not-133332
Ryan Neve featured in a WITN News StoryDate: April 17, 2020
IMS engineer Ryan Neve is currently working with members of the Duke Marine Lab to print face shields for local first responders and the medical community. Together they have printed 225 shields and are continuing to make more.
To learn more about their efforts follow the link to WITN https://www.witn.com/content/news/Duke-Marine-Lab-and-UNCs-Institute-of-Marine-Sciences-making-face-shields-569745751.html
Two IMS Students continue studies despite outbreakDate: April 16, 2020
Carteret County News-Times has published an article featuring IMS students Dr. Shelby Ziegler and Malcolm Barnard on their efforts to continue their studies at home during the outbreak.
To read about their study continuation follow the link https://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/article_1c5eae3a-7e9b-11ea-9fb3-0bc0012b7c09.html
Dr. Noble's interview with WRAL on disinfecting your homeDate: April 14, 2020
Dr. Noble spoke with WRAL on why we should be disinfecting as well as cleaning in our homes during coronavirus.
To listen to her interview visit the link https://www.wral.com/how-to-kill-those-coronavirus-germs/19056338/
For more advice on what to clean and how visit the link https://www.wral.com/coronavirus/what-to-clean-how-to-clean-unc-professor-explains/19056305/
Two IMS/MASC students featured in American ScientistDate: April 13, 2020
A piece out in today’s American Scientist on the #VirtualDefense phenomenon features Sarah Donaher (recent MASC master’s student) and Mollie Yacano (MASC Ph.D. candidate), as well as Sarah Jacobson from the Graduate School.
IMS in a collaborative local effort to 3-D print face shieldsDate: April 10, 2020
There is currently a collaborative local effort to 3-D print face shields for first responders and the medical community, with help from IMS engineer Ryan Neve.
Coastal Review Online has published a story on the effort at https://www.coastalreview.org/2020/04/lab-staff-use-printers-to-equip-responders/
WNCT 9 has also produced a segment on the collaborative effort which is available at https://www.wnct.com/local-news/unc-duke-marine-lab-3-d-print-face-shields/
WRAL has also covered this story which is available at https://www.wral.com/coronavirus/duke-drone-lab-retools-for-face-shields/19051414/
Dr. Noble featured in the Coastal Review Online about disinfectingDate: April 9, 2020
Dr. Rachel Noble was featured in a Coastal Review Online article highlighting the need for people to be disinfecting their homes and techniques for proper mask-wearing.
To read her advice click the link https://www.coastalreview.org/2020/04/professors-graphic-simplifies-disinfecting/
Dr Sarah Loftus as a 2020 AAAS Mass Media FellowDate: April 8, 2020
Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Loftus who has been selected as a 2020 AAAS Mass Media Fellow working with the Miami Herald. This is a massively competitive fellowship and everyone at IMS couldn’t be more excited or more proud of her.
More information about the fellowship is available at aaas.org/programs/mass-media-fellowship
Dr. Rachel Noble interviewed by the Mayor of Beaufort, NCDate: April 5, 2020
Dr. Rachel Noble, of IMS, spoke with the Mayor of Beaufort about SARS-CoV-2 & things people should know about the virus.
You can see her interview with the Mayor on the town’s FaceBook page at https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=220017882433080
Drs Eidam, Martens, and Paerl are featured in a unc.edu postDate: April 2, 2020
Dr. Eidam, Dr. Martens and Dr. Paerl are featured in a UNC.edu article. They share tips and tricks from field research in remote locations on how to live in isolation.
You can read the full article with their advice at https://uncnews.unc.edu/2020/04/02/tips-from-remote-field-researchers-on-life-in-isolation-tough-environments/
Adam Gold Featured in UNC.edu articleDate: March 27, 2020
Adam Gold of the Piehler Lab featured in UNC.edu article titled “Taking a seat with Carolina’s researchers.” In the article, Gold discusses his research with coastal waters.
Check out the article at https://www.unc.edu/discover/blue-chair/
Dr. Noble to be on The Talk Station FM 107Date: March 24, 2020
Dr. Noble will be a guest on the local Fox radio station (the region’s largest drive time show) at 5:15 today. She will be discussing a range of public health concerns in light of SARS-CoV-2.
Please tune in locally on FM 107 or stream live from their website here.
Dr. Noble featured in Coastal Review Online and the Eastern BeaconDate: March 24, 2020
Dr. Rachel Noble has an Op-Ed in both the Coastal Review Online and the Eastern Beacon.
To read the Coastal Review Online piece click the link https://www.coastalreview.org/2020/03/professor-says-public-can-slow-virus-spread/
To read the Eastern Beacon piece click the link https://www.theeasternbeacon.com/commentary-seizing-our-moment-in-carteret-county/
Dr. Noble spoke with WITN about ways to clean during coronaDate: March 17, 2020
Dr. Noble spoke with WITN about things people can do at home to love cleaning in the time of corona.
To see the interview and hear her advice follow the link https://www.witn.com/video?vid=568883742
Dr. Luettich featured in Coastal Review OnlineDate: March 12, 2020
The Coastal Review Online featured Dr. Luettich and his work on the North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies report on Climate Change in NC.
To read the article follow the link to https://www.coastalreview.org/2020/03/more-heat-floods-storms-virtually-certain/
WITN coverage of the ribbon cutting on March 4thDate: March 4, 2020
The recent ribbon-cutting ceremony for the makeover of the IMS facility was covered by WITN.
To watch the segment on the ceremony follow the link https://www.witn.com/content/news/UNC-Institute-of-Marine-Sciences-in-Morehead-City-facility-makeover-568505371.html
Coastal Review Online coverage of the 8th annual SciREN Coast event, run by IMS graduate studentsDate: March 2, 2020
The Coastal Review Online covered the 8th annual SciREN Coast event, which was run by IMS graduate students with Mollie Yacano leading the team.
Read more about the event at https://www.coastalreview.org/2020/03/scientists-teachers-connect-at-sciren/
IMS featured in a recent WRAL articleDate: February 19, 2020
IMS featured in a recent WRAL article titled “Carteret County is a global center for marine sciences and research”
To read the article follow the link to the WRAL page https://www.wral.com/carteret-county-is-a-global-center-for-marine-sciences-and-research/18933206/
IMS featured in a recent PEW Research Center ArticleDate: February 7, 2020
PEW Research Center writes about efforts by Institute of Marine Sciences researchers to learn more about oyster reef growth patterns.
Carteret County is a global center for marine sciences and researchDate: February 5, 2020
Institute of Marine Sciences Director and Professor Rick Luettich shares findings from ongoing institute research.
To read more about all the different research institutes and their research follow the link https://www.wral.com/carteret-county-is-a-global-center-for-marine-sciences-and-research/18933206/
Dr. Fodrie on WRAL on shark species off the NC CoastDate: January 30, 2020
Institute of Marine Sciences Associate Professor Joel Fodrie shares what kind of sharks are showing up along the North Carolina coast.
Dr. Fodrie featured in WRAL coverage of sharks in NC watersDate: January 30, 2020
Dr. Fodrie featured in a WRAL segment titled “There are 20 to 30 species of shark off the NC coast”.
To see the segment follow the link to the WRAL page https://www.wral.com/there-are-20-to-30-species-of-shark-off-the-nc-coast/18920222/?fbclid=IwAR00Pxi0atu1OdK6KcsCuCy9lLHmmPXANb-IxVmqCH1nTxI4l_VVzkCGJaY
Dr. Avery Paxton interviewed on NPR's All Things ConsideredDate: January 21, 2020
Peterson lab alum Dr. Avery Paxton was interviewed on NPR’s All Things Considered about her research on NC reefs that she started at UNC as a Ph.D. student. Her research is focused to learn more about how the lives of tropical fish are affected by climate change.
IMS Alumni Dr. Avery Paxton interviewed by NPRDate: January 20, 2020
IMS Alumni Dr. Avery Paxton interviewed by NPR on her research while at IMS in a segment titled “Tropical Fish Are No Longer Just In The Tropics As Climate Change Affects Habitats”
To listen to the NPR segment follow the link https://www.npr.org/2020/01/20/793440804/tropical-fish-are-no-longer-just-in-the-tropics-as-climate-change-affects-habita?fbclid=IwAR3N_J-xTVNcBwKTJ3-7otHWtb0P5r6_edK9SojzPQSr93sma4Q2jTgVuVg
Dr. Morley featured in CoastwatchDate: January 17, 2020
Dr. Jim Morley’s research with oyster farms was recently featured in the NC Sea Grant’s Coastwatch.
To find out more about his work and how oyster farms support fish read the article at https://ncseagrant.ncsu.edu/currents/2020/01/do-oyster-farms-support-more-fish/
Dr. Paerl on the power of methaneDate: January 15, 2020
The Scientist talked with Dr. Hans Pearl on the power of methane in relation to blue-green algae.
Field Site Capstone featured in Coastal Review OnlineDate: January 9, 2020
A 2019 fall capstone project on the water quality of the Beaufort estuary was featured in Coastal Review Online.
Find out more about the project at https://www.coastalreview.org/2020/01/coastal-research-would-you-swim-here/
Dr. Piehler on the upkeep of Jordan LakeDate: January 3, 2020
The N&O quotes Mike Piehler, a Gillings School of Global Public Health and Institute of Marine Sciences professor, from a report that suggested that Wake County towns that take drinking water from Jordan Lake should help pay for cleaning it up.
IMS Staff featured in the Chancellor's Hoilday VideoDate: December 21, 2019
This year’s holiday video from the Chancellor features IMS, specifically Haley Plaas, Amy Yarnall, & Savannah Swinnea!
Watch the video at https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=td7OHYtFWJI&feature=youtu.be
Impact Award given to Three IMS StudentsDate: December 9, 2019
The Graduate School has announced the 2020 Impact & Horizon Awards and there are three Horizon/Impact awardees from IMS!
- Dr Kelsey Jesser, Impact Award
- Shelby Ziegler, Horizon Award
- Dr Matt Kenworthy, Impact Award
The Impact Awards recognize discoveries of direct benefit to the state. Horizon Awards recognize research likely to make a significant longer-term contribution to North Carolina.
Dr. Noble on recent E. coli outbreakDate: November 21, 2019
“Eating healthy might cause more harm than good as Caesar salad is believed to cause E. coli infections” Dr. Rachel Noble, an Institute of Marine Sciences professor, discusses the recent E. coli outbreak.
IMS Outreach program featured in WITNDate: November 15, 2019
There was a story on WITN about an outreach program, now in its fifth year, where the Noble & Piehler labs join forces with colleagues at the Duke marine lab to share their research with 7th-grade students at Beaufort Middle School.
Dr. Paerl on harmful algal bloomsDate: November 15, 2019
Dr. Paerl (MASC, ESE) spoke with EOS about a new harmful algal bloom study showing that HABs are getting worse with climate change.
Dr. Luettich on potential floodingDate: November 15, 2019
Dr Luettich spoke with WITN about the storm and the potential flooding for Eastern North Carolina predicted by the ADCIRC model.
Fodrie lab Ph. D. student Jeff Plumlee featured on UNC-TVDate: November 14, 2019
“New Tools for Shark Research”, Fodrie lab PhD student Jeff Plumlee’s (E3P) shark research was featured on the UNC-TV science program.
You can watch the piece here: http://science.unctv.org/content/video/sharkresearch
Dr. Lindquist featured in Coastal Review OnlineDate: November 6, 2019
Commercial fisherman David Cessna discusses creating Sandbar Oyster Co. with the Institute of Marine Sciences Professor Niels Lindquist.
Piehler Ph.D. Student Adam Gold in the newsDate: November 6, 2019
An article featuring Piehler Lab Ph.D. student Adam Gold was published today on the UNC College of Arts & Sciences website. This is part of UNC’s University Research Week.
UNC Bus Tour visiting IMSDate: October 18, 2019
The UNC Bus Tour visited IMS and was featured on unc.edu (https://www.unc.edu/posts/2019/10/17/thbt-day-two/). There is also a story in the New Bern Sun Journal with a collection of photos from the tour (https://www.newbernsj.com/news/20191017/ims-scientists-give-close-up-look-at-neuse-river-research?fbclid=IwAR3PdRwz9FELR7GFcMwekhrH59T-KlZCOT3MTt0T8Zo0ADlJI7bA6eQofiI).
Dr. Fodrie and lab staff featured on UNC-TVDate: October 17, 2019
Dr. Fodrie, his lab manager Abigail Poray, and lab tech Mary Conroy are featured in a UNC-TV piece about their NSF RAPID grant to study the impact of Hurricane Florence on seagrass.
IMS Faculty on the recent Neuse River tripDate: October 17, 2019
The New Bern Sun Journal wrote about a stop by the Tar Heel Bus Tour, which took participants on a two-hour boat ride on the Neuse River yesterday to learn about the work of the Institute of Marine Sciences with highlights from Dr. Rodriguez and Dr. Luettich.
IMS Students spoke with WITN on GESTDate: October 12, 2019
Ph.D. candidates Molly Bost (Rodriguez lab), Amy Yarnall (Fodrie lab) & masters student Carson Miller (Rodriguez lab) spoke with WITN about Saturday’s Girls Exploring Science & Technology event hosted by IMS.
A review of the event was published in the Carteret County News Times.
Dr. Noble on WCTIDate: October 9, 2019
Dr Rachel Noble (MASC, ESE, IE) spoke with local station WCTI yesterday about a recent vibrio infection in eastern North Carolina.
Dr. Rodriguez featured on Rising RisksDate: October 9, 2019
Dr. Antonio Rodriguez (MASC, Geology) was featured on a national CNBC series, Rising Risks, talking about oysters saving the planet & providing shoreline protection
Fodrie Ph.D. Student Jeff Plumlee on UNC-TVDate: October 3, 2019
Fodrie lab Ph.D. student, Jeff Plumlee (E3P) featured in a UNC-TV story on his research on sharks. The segment starts at the 4:50 mark.
Dr. Paerl featured in The Conversation on tropical stormsDate: October 1, 2019
Dr. Hans Paerl (MASC, ESE) has a great piece in today’s The Conversation – More frequent and intense tropical storms mean less recovery time for the world’s coastlines
Dr. Paerl on hurricanes and climate changeDate: September 26, 2019
Dr. Hans Paerl (Marine Sciences, ESE) spoke on a forum in Raleigh yesterday evening about hurricanes and climate change. The forum was hosted by the News & Observer, and you can read about it here:
Dr. Paerl on tropical cyclone researchDate: September 19, 2019
Institute of Marine Sciences Professor Hans Paerl talks about research that found that out of more than 120 years of data on tropical cyclones and rainfall in North Carolina, six of the wettest weather events have occurred in the last two decades.
GEST event to be held at IMSDate: September 18, 2019
The upcoming GEST event at IMS is being organized by IMS students & faculty.
Girls Exploring Science & Technology (GEST) will be held at IMs on Saturday, October 12th. We will have over 80 high schoolers and 50 volunteers at this celebration of STEM.
Dr. Fodrie featured in the latest edition of EndeavorsDate: September 17, 2019
“A Solution for Seagrass” Dr. Fodrie featured in the latest edition of Endeavors on his work with seagrass in coastal waters.
Dr. Paerl on flooding events in Eastern NCDate: September 17, 2019
Dr. Hans Paerl (Marine Sciences, ESE) spoke with WRAL as part of their “Climate in Crisis” focus in partnership with NBC. You can watch his interview here where he talks about the “new normal” in flooding events for Eastern North Carolina:
Dr. Hall featured in UNC EndeavorsDate: September 10, 2019
“Trapped on the Surface” Dr. Nathan Hall is featured in UNC Endeavors online magazine about his research on algae blooms in the Cape Fear River:
Dr. Hall featured in the latest edition of EndeavorsDate: September 10, 2019
“Trapped on the Surface” Dr. Hall featured in the latest edition of Endeavors on his research with algal blooms in the Cape Fear River
Dr. Noble on harmful bacteria found in floodwatersDate: September 10, 2019
Dr. Noble spoke with WCTI 12 about potential public health concerns with certain bacteria that can be found in floodwaters after a hurricane.
Dr. Noble also spoke with WITN on how to safely navigate floodwaters. https://www.witn.com/content/news/Researchers-warn-of-dangerous-bacteria-from-flood-waters-559988521.html
Dr. Paerl on Hurricane DorianDate: September 8, 2019
Dr. Hans Paerl (Marine Sciences, ESE) spoke with WRAL on Hurricane Dorian’s impact on flooding and the potential impacts of the hurricane.
Dr. Luettich on Dorian and potential impactsDate: September 5, 2019
Dr. Luettich (Marine Sciences, ESE) spoke with Coastal Review Online and with WITN about Dorian and potential storm surge impacts.
Dr. Noble on the Norovirus testDate: September 4, 2019
Dr. Rachel Noble (Marine Sciences, ESE) spoke to NPR about a new rapid Norovirus test.
Dr. Luettich on storm surge predictionsDate: September 4, 2019
Dr Rick Luettich (Marine Sciences, ESE) spoke with WUNC & Coastal Review Online about the latest surge predictions
Dr. Fodrie interviewed by NPRDate: September 3, 2019
Dr. Fodrie gave an interview with the Charlotte NPR station about sharks.
Dr. Noble on Vibrio InfectionsDate: August 26, 2019
Dr. Rachel Noble (Marine Sciences, ESE) recently spoke with BuzzFeed about recent Vibrio infections.
Dr. Hall on algal blooms on Chowan RiverDate: August 26, 2019
Dr. Nathan Hall (IMS) was featured in a writeup about the algal blooms on the Chowan River.
Fodrie Ph.D. Student Amy Yarnall on bay scallop researchDate: August 23, 2019
Fodrie lab PhD student, Amy Yarnall (E3P) gave an interview about her bay scallop research on WITN this evening.
Dr. Fodrie and alum Dr. Matt Kenworthy on importance of oyster reefsDate: August 19, 2019
Dr. Fodrie and recent alum Dr. Matt Kenworthy recently spoke with the Coastal Review Online about the importance of oyster reefs to local fish. You can read more here:
IMS cited in Wilmington Star-NewsDate: August 18, 2019
The Wilmington Star-News cited research from the Institute of Marine Sciences that predicts North Carolina will see more flooding associated with hurricanes and tropical storms.
Dr. Paerl on his latest hurricane researchDate: August 15, 2019
Dr. Hans Paerl (Marine Sciences, ESE) spoke with WNCT9 about his latest hurricane research and our “new normal”
Dr. Noble on Vibrio risks this summerDate: August 14, 2019
Dr. Rachel Noble (Marine Sciences, ESE) spoke with WITN about Vibrio risks at area beaches this summer
IMS alumna Dr. Carter Smith on living shorelinesDate: August 14, 2019
Peterson lab graduate, Dr. Carter Smith (Marine Sciences), spoke with the News and Observer about her dissertation research on living shorelines.
Dr. Paerl interviewed by WITNDate: August 13, 2019
WITN interviewed Dr. Paerl on harmful algal blooms in eastern North Carolina.
Dr. Paerl on climate change and tropical stormsDate: August 7, 2019
Coastal Review Online writes about research from the Institute of Marine Sciences Professor Hans Paerl and colleagues that found a connection between climate change and tropical storm and hurricane flooding.
Dr. Lindquist and his Sandbar Oyster CompanyDate: August 1, 2019
Dr. Lindquist was featured in a Carteret News times article about and his Sandbar Oyster Company. http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/article_925f4674-b4b8-11e9-acb5-c7b1caad66be.html
He was also featured in the business section of the CCNT, highlighting different aspects of the partnership. http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/news/2_business_news/article_05d0de14-b86b-11e9-9ecb-bb4c7ad17314.html
Dr. Fodrie on sharks in the podcast "Well Said"Date: July 31, 2019
Dr. Fodrie is in Carolina’s podcast “Well Said” talking about sharks and safety concerns.
Fodrie Ph.D. student Jeff Plumless dispelling myths for Shark WeekDate: July 30, 2019
Fodrie lab PhD student Jeff Plumlee had a busy day today, speaking with both WCTI12 and WNCT9 about sharks and dispelling myths for Shark Week.
Dr. Paerl and Dr. Hall on harmful algal bloomsDate: July 29, 2019
Dr. Hall and Dr. Paerl spoke with the Coastal Review Online about the current harmful algal blooms in NC.
Dr. Fodrie on talks about Shark WeekDate: July 29, 2019
Dr. Fodrie spoke with WITN this evening about all things Shark Week.
Dr. Luettich receives distinguished professorship appointmentDate: July 28, 2019
An article in a recent Carteret County News Times featured Dr. Rick Luettich’s (Marine Sciences, ESE) distinguished professorship appointment.
Dr. Fodrie on sharks, research, and debunking mythsDate: July 27, 2019
Dr. Fodrie spoke with WRAL for their On The Record series about sharks, research, and debunking myths.
Dr. Paerl interviewed on climate change researchDate: July 23, 2019
Dr. Paerl was interviewed by WITN about hurricane and climate change research in the east.
More information is available at https://www.witn.com/content/news/Hurricane-and-climate-change-research-in-the-East-513121231.html
2 IMS recipients of the Knauss FellowshipDate: July 23, 2019
Two members of the IMS family have received the prestigious Knauss Fellowship for 2020. Congratulations to recent master’s graduate (Rodriguez & Luettich labs) Jessamin Straub, and Fodrie lab technician Grace Roskar.
Dr. Paerl on Hurricane ImpactsDate: July 23, 2019
Dr. Paerl et al’s paper, “Recent increase in catastrophic tropical cyclone flooding in coastal North Carolina, USA: Long-term observations suggest a regime shift” was featured in a recent phys.org article. The paper is also featured on the NSF website. The paper is featured in an article published by Coastal Review Online, the Carteret County News-Time, WRAL’s TechWire, and WNCT 9 has also featured the paper.
Dr. Hall and Dr. Paerl on Harmful Algal bloomsDate: July 12, 2019
In today’s North Carolina Health News Dr. Nathan Hall and Dr. Hans Paerl featured about harmful algal blooms in Albemarle Sound
Tributes to Dr. PetersonDate: July 9, 2019
Read and learn about Dr Peterson’s impressive legacy, like how he was one of the most prominent ecologists involved with the aftermath of the Exxon Valdez spill, or that he was one of the early recipients of the NSF REU, or that one of his early mentors was Robert MacArthur. https://endeavors.unc.edu/captain-of-the-coast/
Dr. Peterson also has a tribute in Coastal Review Online: https://www.coastalreview.org/2019/07/peterson-reflects-on-marine-science-legacy/
Brad Sneeden Marine Sciences camp featured in the newsDate: July 5, 2019
The Brad Sneeden Marine Sciences camp that was hosted last week is featured in an article in the Coastal Review Online. IMS Faculty, Dr. Morley, Grace Roskar, Martin Benavides, were quoted along with the Piehler and Rodriguez lab activities.
IMS Alumnus Dr. Ethan Theuerkauf on shoreline erosionDate: June 20, 2019
“Lake Michigan Nears Historic Water Levels. What’s Happening, and Why” Rodriguez lab alumn, Dr. Ethan Theuerkauf, on shoreline erosion in Lake Michigan.
Ph.D. Candidate Martin Benavide on sharksDate: June 20, 2019
Fodrie lab Ph.D. candidate Martín Benavides recently spoke with local station WNCT about shark populations off of the North Carolina Coast.
Paerl and Hall Labs on algal bloomsDate: June 19, 2019
“Scientists predict fewer stresses on Neuse Ecosystem,” Paerl and Hall Labs on Neuse River algal blooms.
Jeff Plumlee to be on a saftey panel hosted by the Natural History MuseumDate: June 19, 2019
Fodrie lab Ph.D. student Jeff Plumlee will be part of an “Are We Safe?” panel at the Natural History Museum in Raleigh on June 26th, discussing sharks. The event is co-hosted by the N&O and the Museum.
Dr. Fodrie featured in the news about shark bitesDate: June 19, 2019
NPR interview with Dr. Fodrie on sharks and shark bites: https://www.publicradioeast.org/post/more-people-more-sharks-leads-more-bites
WRAL interview with Dr. Foride on shark bites when birds are active (https://www.wral.com/marine-experts-watch-for-sharks-were-birds-are-active/18462147/ ) and how to protect yourself from sharks while swimming in the ocean (https://www.wral.com/unc-professor-despite-3-shark-bites-in-3-weeks-rip-tides-are-still-more-fatal/18460928/)
Dr. Fordie interviewed by The News & Observer on shark bitesDate: June 17, 2019
“With 3 shark bites at NC beaches already, are we in for a bad summer? CuriousNC answers.” Dr. Fordie interviewed by The News & Observer on shark bites.
Dr. Hall on the importance of long-term monitoring programsDate: June 12, 2019
Here’s the link to Dr. Hall’s interview with WITN about the 25th anniversary of ModMon & the importance of long-term monitoring programs.
Lohmann Lab member Lewis Naisbett-Jones's Flounder ResearchDate: June 11, 2019
Ph.D. student in the Lohmann lab Lewis Naisbett-Jones was featured on WITN last night talking about his flounder research. Watch for the special appearances by former field site student, & current summer tech EmmaLi Tsai!
Ph.D. Student Jeff Plumlee on shark bitesDate: June 11, 2019
Fodrie lab Ph.D. student Jeff Plumlee also spoke with WITN about sharks and shark bites in our area.
Dr. Fordie on why shark bites are rare eventsDate: June 11, 2019
Dr. Fodrie spoke with the N&O today about sharks in NC and why shark bites are rare events.
IMS Alumni Dr. Ethan Theuerkauf in the newsDate: June 7, 2019
“Disappearing beaches brought on by record Great Lakes water levels,” Dr. Ethan Theuerkauf spoke with the CBS station in Chicago about rising water levels in the Great Lakes.
Featured IMS research on HurricanesDate: June 4, 2019
Dr. Luettich, Dr. Hall, alumna Dr. Smith all have their research featured, as well alumna Kathleen Onorevole has a story of about IMS preparing for hurricanes highlighted. https://www.unc.edu/story/hurricane-research-2/
Dr. Fodrie on the recent shark biteDate: June 4, 2019
Dr. Fodrie has spoken with several media outlets about the recent shark bite at Atlantic Beach, NC.
Dr. Noble featured as the top story on unc.eduDate: June 3, 2019
“Preventing waterborne illness after a hurricane” Dr. Noble is featured in a top story on unc.edu on Preventing waterborne illness after a hurricane.
Dr. Luettich on the start of hurricane seasonDate: June 3, 2019
“Storm surge research helps save lives”
Dr. Luettich spoke with WITN about the start of hurricane season and surge risk for ENC.
Dr. Noble on Rapid Water TestingDate: May 24, 2019
“Rapid water quality tests better protect beachgoers,” Dr. Noble was featured in today’s The Conservation about rapid water testing.
Dr. Paerl on fish kills in the NeuseDate: May 23, 2019
“Sores, lesions: Early fish kill in Neuse worries those who use the river,” Dr. Paerl spoke with WRAL about another fish kill in the Neuse.
Dr. Rodriguez on Rip CurrentsDate: May 22, 2019
Dr. Rodriguez spoke with both WITN and WCTI yesterday about rip currents.
IMS Alumni Dr. Avery Paxton featured in Smithsonian MagazineDate: May 10, 2019
Dr Avery Paxton spoke with Smithsonian Magazine about her dissertation research looking at how tropical fish use artificial reefs.
Dr. Paerl on the Neuse River pollutionDate: April 25, 2019
“New Trouble on the Neuse River” Institute of Marine Sciences professor Hans Paerl talks about efforts being done to heal the Neuse River from pollution with WRAL
IMS Alumni Dr. Avery Paxton featured in the newsDate: April 24, 2019
The Smithsonian Magazine covered findings in Dr. Avery Paxton’s, Peterson lab alumna, most recent paper on shipwrecks, sand tiger sharks, and citizen science.
Rodriguez Lab workshop featured in Coastal Review OnlineDate: April 18, 2019
The recent workshop hosted by the Rodriguez lab on oyster reef growth was featured in Coastal Review Online. Ph.D. candidate Molly Bost also had her work featured in the article. https://www.coastalreview.org/2019/04/forum-links-coastal-scientists-community/
IMS Alumna Dr. Rachel Gittman in the newsDate: March 19, 2019
IMS alumna and adjunct faculty member Dr Rachel Gittman’s research is featured in an article by the Food & Environmental Reporting Network.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The title is “As sea level rises, should we build sea walls? We asked a scientist” and was produced by PBS News Hour
Dr. Paerl on Toxic Algal BloomsDate: December 6, 2018
Interview with Dr. Pearl on toxic algal blooms in relation to intensifying hurricanes off of coastal Carolina. https://pbs.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8aa1c620fd96b27384151c36e&id=a84042f71d&e=c9eb1e828f
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
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.
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.”
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. In an article titled: “Hurricane Florence crippled the seafood industry. Farmers must decide whether to rebuild.” By Drew Jackson posted on November 21, 2018 04:06 PM, Updated November 21, 2018 06:41 PM produced by the The News & Observer
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.
Rachel Noble on VibrioDate: October 9, 2018
Rachel Noble shares information about Vibrio, a bacteria which thrives in aquatic environments such as floodwaters.
Dr Leuttich Discusses Hurricane Michael for the NYTDate: October 9, 2018
Here’s the link to Dr Luettich’s latest New York Times interview on hurricane Michael titled “Powerful Hurricane Approaches Florida Preparing for Hurricane Michael in Panama City Beach, Fla., on Tuesday.” Credit…Eric Thayer for The New York Times. By The New York Times – Oct. 9, 2018
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.
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.
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.
Dr Noble on Marine Life After StormsDate: September 27, 2018
IMS professor Rachel Noble talks about what happens to marine life after storms.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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 –
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.
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 😉
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)
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.
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!
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)
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.
Hypoxia in the Neuse RiverDate: July 11, 2018
Dr Paerl spoke with Coastal Review Online about hypoxia in the Neuse:
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.
Dr Paerl on Toxic Algal BloomsDate: July 9, 2018
Dr Paerl spoke with Grist about toxic algal blooms and connections with climate change.
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.
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 –
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
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.
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.
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:
"Our Coasts People" Dr Rachel NobleDate: June 20, 2018
The Coastal Review Online did a nice piece on Dr Rachel Noble recently
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.
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 😉
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
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
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.
Dr Paerl on his Latest Hurricane StudyDate: May 29, 2018
Dr Paerl was on WUNC talking about his latest hurricane study –
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.
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.
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:
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.
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!
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!
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)
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:
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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