Addressing Cyanobacterial HABs as a Threat to Water and Air Quality in the San Francisco Bay Delta, CA

CyanoHAB video showing the critically necessary research to reduce the expansion of harmful algal blooms

Dimensions: Collaborative Research: “The Cyanobacterial Bloom Microbial Interactome”


The Lake Erie Center Project (NSF-NIH-Oceans and Human Health Program)


NSF Discoveries: Lake Erie’s toxic algae blooms: Why is the water turning green?

Bowling Green State University Great Lakes Center for Fresh Water and Human Health


PhD student Haley Plaas Thesis Project: Asphyxiation by Algae

Click Here for a UNC “In Pursuit” article about Haley’s work titled ” Algal Blooms Pose Possible Respiratory Threat”

 Fighting Algal Blooms ()

↑  Lake Taihu, China Studies (Past and Present)

Click Here to listen to a Radio West program that Dr. Pearl was interviewed on comparing water quality problems on Lake Taihu with Utah Lake.

UNC Jordan Lake Nutrient Management Study

Collaborative Research: Reevaluating Pre-denitrification BNR for Low Molecular Weight Dissolved Organic Nitrogen and its Impact on Phytoplankton Bloom Dynamics in Coastal Waters

Collaborator on many projects in the Paerl lab : Dr. Nathan Hall, UNC-IMS

Previous Projects:

Courthouse Bay Marine on Camp LeJeune, Jacksonville, NC

Data collection platform on the New River, Jacksonville, NC