NOAA SeaGrant announced 74 finalists for the 2022 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program, including Carina Fish, a Ph.D. Candidate in the UC Davis Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. Congratulations to Carina and to all the finalists, who will spend the next year learning and shaping marine and coastal policy development.
We celebrate all of you and the enthusiasm, passion, and dedication to marine science that has brought you here, and will lead you to revolutionize scientific understanding of our field, communicate, connect, and engage with communities, and become educators, researchers, and world-changers.
Sea stars and rockfish and octopuses, oh my! As part of the virtual events for 2021 UC Davis Picnic Day, get to know the scientists, students, and staff of Bodega Marine Laboratory, Bodega Marine Reserve, and the Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute as they share sea-sational stories of ocean critters we know and love.
Spanning six years and seven seagrass meadows along the California coast, a paper published today from the University of California, Davis, is the most extensive study yet of how seagrasses can buffer ocean acidification.
The study, published today in the journal Global Change Biology, found that these unsung ecosystems can alleviate low pH, or more acidic, conditions for extended periods of time, even at night in the absence of photosynthesis. It found the grasses can reduce local acidity by up to 30 percent.
The Coastal and Marine Science Institute is pleased to announce the first-ever recipient of the Dr. Susan Lynn Williams Memorial Graduate Award: Jessica Griffin, a Ph.D. Candidate in the University of California, Davis and San Diego State University joint doctoral program in ecology. This $1,000 award will help support Jessica’s project, titled “The Importance of Environmental Context for Mediating Bivalve Effects on Eelgrass”.
Lessons from a Failed Experiment Mark New Way Forward
Written by Kat Kerlin
Some invasive species targeted for total eradication bounce back with a vengeance, especially in aquatic systems, finds a study led by the University of California, Davis.