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UK DOM Symposium – “Hurricane Talk”

Dr. Hans Paerl recently presented at the “Theo Murphy international scientific meeting” for dissolved organic matter in freshwaters to talk about The “new normal” of catastrophic tropical cyclone flooding in Coastal North Carolina (USA): Implications for organic matter and nutrient cycling. To view the full presentation click here


PhD students Haley Plaas and Malcom Barnard are assisting with SciREN-Coast this year. SciREN-Coast is a community of educators and researchers based in eastern North Carolina who share resources to promote science literacy in today’s youth. Haley is a member of the logistics team and Malcom is a member of the education team. To learn more about SciREN-Coast and their upcoming events click here. 

Are Toxic Cyanobacterial Blooms Affecting the Air We Breathe?

PhD student Haley Plaas recently gave a talk at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences about how air quality might be impacted by cyanobacteria toxin production. You can watch her presentation here.

Methane Producing Blue-Green Algae

Dr. Hans Paerl was quoted in an article for The Scientist about blue-green algae and methane. Click  here to read the full article.

Blue-Green Algae Produce Methane       A colony of cyanobacteria from Lake Stechlin taken by Prof Hans-Peter Grossart

“Alegae”, the Beverage of Choice for the Lake Erie Project

Dr. Hans Paerl was gifted the new beverage of choice for the Lake Erie Project. “Creature from the Alegae Bloom” is brewed by Maumee Bay Brewing Company

IMS scientists, give close-up look at Neuse River research

Faculty members from UNC-Chapel Hill got a first-hand look at the work done by the school’s Institute for Marine Sciences (IMS) in Morehead City during a tour of the Neuse River Thursday.

Dr. Nathan Hall demonstrates monitoring water quality on the Neuse River

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Hans and The Conversation

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More frequent and intense tropical storms mean less recovery time for the world’s coastlines

What happening on the Neuse?

Hi all,
Catching up again. Attached are the three figures showing conditions from mid-July to the end of August. Up until the last Neuse run conditions were typical for summertime under low/moderate flows. Salinity was 5ish around New Bern and 15-20ish at the mouth. Stratification was strong and bottom water hypoxia was present throughout much of the estuary. Conditions looked very different on 27 Aug following three days of brisk NE winds and cooler temperatures associated with an offshore subtropical low. Waters throughout the estuary were mixed up and cooled significantly. A small pocket of warm, hypoxic bottom water remained in the upstream area around New Bern that was sheltered from the NE winds (my guess). There were no significant bloom events.

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

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