HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Research grant funds studies of climate change and reef ecosystems

Florida Tech Professor of Biological Sciences Robert van Woesik has received a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) grant of $62,000 to support a doctoral student's climate change research. The student, Dan Wagner, will be funded for two years on the Climate Change LEADS (Linking Environmental Analysis to Decision Support) project supported by WWF.

The basis of the project is to conduct analyses of the relationships between water quality and benthic (sea floor) environmental conditions in the Florida Keys and South Florida. Focusing primarily on coral bleaching and disease prevalence, the research will explore the relationship between water quality and coral resilience to climate change stressors.

"Our goal is to establish a critically important information flow process between scientists researching climate change, coral bleaching and water quality in the reefs of South Florida; the stakeholders who depend on the reef ecosystem for their livelihoods and quality of life; and the managers responsible for ensuring the long-term health of the environment," said van Woesik.

The researchers also plan to synthesize existing scientific data to identify and reduce the vulnerability of the South Florida coral reefs to climate variability and change. They hope to achieve this by creating a tool that managers and stakeholders can use for decision-making and to enhance adaptive management options.


'"/>

Contact: Karen Rhine
krhine@fit.edu
321-674-8964
Florida Institute of Technology
4-Dec-2006


Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Gilbert Foundation and American Fed for Aging Research award grants on Alzheimers disease
2. Research shows skeleton to be endocrine organ
3. Research aims to identify markers for menopausal women at risk for deadly blood clot
4. Research team enlightens the reasons for severe blindness
5. Research teams uncover risk genes for multiple sclerosis
6. Research shows NPD1 protects a key component of vision
7. Researchers find pathway that controls cell size and division
8. Researchers watch antibiotics, bacteria meet at atomic level
9. Researchers discover gene responsible for Restless Legs Syndrome
10. Research study describes the role part of the brain plays in memory
11. NY Stem Cell Foundations 2nd Annual Translational Stem Cell Research Conference

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/29/2017)... 29, 2017  higi, the health IT company that ... North America , today announced a Series B ... of EveryMove. The new investment and acquisition accelerates higi,s ... to transform population health activities through the collection and ... higi collects and secures data today on behalf ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... , March 27, 2017  Catholic Health Services ... Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics for achieving Stage ... Model sm . In addition, CHS previously earned ... hospitals using an electronic medical record (EMR). ... high level of EMR usage in an outpatient ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... Industry Forecast to 2025" report to their offering. ... The Global Biometric Vehicle Access ... 15.1% over the next decade to reach approximately $1,580 million by ... and forecasts for all the given segments on global as well ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... October 11, 2017 , ... At ... Purple announced Dr. Suneel I. Sheikh, the co-founder, CEO and chief research scientist ... has been selected for membership in ARCS Alumni Hall of Fame . ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... October 11, 2017 , ... ComplianceOnline’s Medical Device Summit ... 7th and 8th June 2018 in San Francisco, CA. The Summit brings together current ... several distinguished CEOs, board directors and government officials from around the world to address ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... ROTTERDAM, the Netherlands and LAGUNA HILLS, ... that The Institute of Cancer Research, London ... will use MMprofilerâ„¢ with SKY92, SkylineDx,s prognostic tool to risk-stratify ... high-risk trial known as MUK nine . The University ... this trial, which is partly funded by Myeloma UK, and ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... October 11, 2017 , ... Singh Biotechnology today announced ... to SBT-100, its novel anti-STAT3 (Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription 3) B ... to cross the cell membrane and bind intracellular STAT3 and inhibit its function. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: