Dr. Geoffrey Marchal’s research is a follow-up to a study performed in 2009 by Dr. John Liebens and Dr. Carl Mohrherr that showed elevated levels of DDT in the sediments of the Escambia River wetlands.
The UWF Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering and the CEDB were sponsors of the event for the first time.
For more than 20 years, Darby has researched both apple snail and snail kite ecology, sampling the wetlands they inhabit from Orlando to the Everglades.
The Alabama sturgeon is critically endangered, so much so that some believed the species had become extinct.
The CEDB is participating in two research consortia financially supported by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, which was funded following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010.
Thomas Asmuth’s project uses remotely operated submersibles to collect data and images of the turbidity of water.
The hands-on structure of the camp followed the guidelines of high-impact learning, which is designed to engage students directly rather than have them learn from traditional lecture-style teaching.
Tooth decay is the most common chronic children’s disease. Dr. Denice Curtis has been doing her part to spread the word about good dental health.
Daly-Engel, who researches the evolution of shark reproductive strategies, was interviewed by the Discovery Channel and is expected be part of the online content that accompanies its popular week of shark-centered television programming.
The team’s research is part of the Gulf of Mexico Shark Pupping and Nursery project.
Students were among those leading teams of citizen scientists that surveyed plants and animals at the first Gulf Islands BioBlitz and Biodiversity Festival.