Congratulations Dr. Brannon!
All of Elizabeth Brannon's hard work over the last four years in the MV Lab proved worth it, as she successfully defended her Ph.D. work last week!!
Congratulations Dr. Brannon!
All three members of the MV lab attended the New England Estaurine Research Society's Spring 2017 meeting at UConn Avery Point last week.
Kate Szura started off the weekend presenting her field work, which looks at the impact of chronic nitrogen loading on greenhouse gases in salt marshes (pictured left).
Ashley Hogan presented next, sharing her results of oyster denitrification rates from organisms maintained in contrasting environmental conditions (pictured below, left).
Liz Brannon finished the weekend, presenting her data on the use of gene abundances for nitrous oxide emission insight (pictured below, right).
Liz was awarded the Ketchum Prize for best graduated student presentation for her talk!!
Dr. MV has been working with several collaborators and students on projects focused on financing wetland restoration through the carbon markets. The MV Lab has been providing data which highlights the ability of tidal wetlands to sequester greenhouse gases, as well as collaborating with other scientists to generate models that are able to calculate how greenhouse gas fluxes may change with restoration efforts.
Read the full article in the link below, and see how Dr. MV, former student Dr. Rose Martin, and current students Katelyn Szura and Elizabeth Brannon have been involved in this exciting new research.
In addition to Liz Brannon and Keegan Glennon's presentations at AGU, Master's students Katelyn Szura and Ashley Hogan also presented their work at conferences this winter.
Kate traveled to New Orleans, Louisiana to 2016 Summit "Our Coasts, Our Future, Our Choice" conference held jointly by Restore America's Estuaries and The Coastal Society to present her poster "Greenhouse Gas Fluxes Across more than a 100-fold Nitrogen Gradient in Coastal Wetlands" (pictured right)
Ashley attended the 37th Annual Northeast Aquaculture Conference and Exposition in Providence, Rhode Island to share her work with both coastal scientists and aquaculture industry workers. Her poster was titled: "Dynamic Estuarine Conditions and Nitrogen Loading: How do these factors impact the growth, survival and function of Crassostrea virgnica?" (pictured left)
MV Lab members Liz Brannon and Keegan Glennon were in San Francisco last week for AGU. Both presented on research they completed this past summer. This was Keegan's frst time at AGU and Liz's first talk!
Dr. MV, along with several past and present lab members recently published "Carbon dioxide fluxes reflect plant zonation and belowground biomass in a coatal marsh," in the journal Ecosphere.
Read the full article here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ecs2.1560/full
Congratulations to everyone involved! Espeically Ryan Quinn, Dr. Rose Martin, Katharine Egan, Elizabeth Brannon, and of course Dr. MV for representing our lab!
Congratulations to MV-Lab members Liz Brannon and Katelyn Szura on their recent presentation awards!
Liz received 2nd Place Oral Presentation at the "New England Graduate Student Water Symposium," held at UMASS Amherest. (pictured below)
Katelyn received Best Graduate Poster Award at the "New England Estuarine Research Society"
Click here to check out a short video about the research Ph.D. Candidate Liz Brannon has been working on.
Click here to learn about Dr. Rose Martin's dissertation research. Dr. Martin is now a postdoc at the EPA.
Heather Chan, one of our fantastic summer SURF fellows, was awarded the very competitiv scholarship to travel to the 2016 ASLO Ocean Sciences Meeting in New Orleans! She will be presenting a poster on her work with our graduate student Melanie Gárate from Rhode Island and Puerto Rico titled "Nitrous oxide production from temperate and tropical oyster species in response to nutrient loading"!! Thank you to the Multicultural Program for making this happen.