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Talbot Spy talks with Drs. Gray and Plough about hatchery oysters impact on the Bay's sea life.

October 22, 2018
A video conversation explores research team's 3 year project into impact of hatchery oysters on Chesapeake Bay's ecosystem.

Study finds availability of nitrogen to plants is declining as climate warms

October 22, 2018
Researchers have found that global changes, including warming temperatures and increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, are causing a decrease in the availability of a key nutrient for plants.

Appalachian Laboratory seeks nominations for the 2019 Richard A. Johnson Environmental Education Award

October 8, 2018
Nominations for the 2019 Richard A. Johnson Environmental Education Award are now open.

Appalachian Laboratory to host American chestnut event as part of Watershed Moments series

October 3, 2018
As part of the Watershed Moments Community Learning Series, the Appalachian Laboratory’s Katia Engelhardt will present on current research efforts to restore the American chestnut, and citizen scientists William O’Neill and Mary Kahl from the Citizens Restoring American Chestnuts project will share their experiences as part of a volunteer effort supporting American chestnut research. 

Next Generation: Daniela Tizabi

October 1, 2018
Graduate student Daniela Tizabi's research focuses on marine natural products and drug discovery. She is studying the microbial community associated with a giant barrel sponge from the Caribbean, looking for compounds produced by these bacteria with anti-tubercular properties. She is interested in a group of bacteria known as actinomycetes, that are known to produce many potent compounds with therapeutic potential, such as anti-cancer, antibacterial, and anti-fungal.

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