Month: August 2019

Dr. Nathan Hall interviewed by Miles Layton of the Chowan Herald about Algae Blooms


Daily Advance- Scientist: Algal blooms’ cause still unclear

Dr. Hans Paerl interviewed by PRE’s Jared Brumbaugh

Public Radio East’s Jared Brumbaugh interviews Dr. Paerl about flooding and hurricanes. See link below for details



More Rainfall, Flooding with Hurricanes

Local Paper Front Page News-Dr. Hans Paerl Talks About Hurricanes and Coastal Flooding



Carteret News-Times

It’s Blooming in Lake Erie

Our lab troops (Malcolm, Haley, Jeremy) are currently  conducting nutrient bioassays, determining which nutrients are responsible for the current toxic cyanobacterial bloom spreading through Lake Erie (see URL below). This is part of the NSF-NIH supported Oceans and Human Health Lake Erie Center, that we are part of.  Talk about good timing!!

Check out this news clip:

Lake Erie’s toxic algal bloom spreads, prompting warnings







The Second Trip to Lake Erie


Cracking open a cold one


The Green machine


Malcolm and Wei jin


More Cyanos

Bu the vampire


Cyano Swirls

Felix Evans Honor Thesis

For her honors thesis Felix prepares  a bioassay where she  hopes to determine a relationship between harmful algal bloom formation and changes to salinity in the Chowan River of coastal North Carolina, in light of climate change-driven changes to hydrologic event patterns.

Taking a Secchi measurement in the Chowan River to determine clarity

Mixing nutrient additions for the bioassay









Click the link below to see the effort Felix is putting into her bioassay; she works quickly

Felix Evans Bioassay Video


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