The entire Paerl Lab would like to congratulate both students, Haley Plaas and Malcolm Barnard for their recent accomplishments. Haley was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, which you can read more about here and Malcolm received an Honorable Mention for his application. Way to go!
Click the links below to see their proposals.
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
Mitigating the Expansion of Harmful Algal Blooms Across the Freshwater-to-Marine Continuum, Hans W. Paerl, Timothy G. Otten, and Raphael Kudela
Has been awarded the top feature article of 2018 by Environment Science & Technology Journal.
Check it out
Paerl et al ES&T CyanoHABs along Continuum 2018