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NES LTER Spring Cruise

Rickie and Pierre report a successful cruise along the North East Shelf Long Term Ecological Research (NES LTER) transect, having gathered data in a season never before sampled by our lab. Pierre is pictured above sporting a hiking backpack filled with samples, used by the pair of sailors to ‘hike’ their way to bow incubators. Read More …

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C-AIM Research Symposium

Pierre (pictured above) and Jason showcased recent research during the Rhode Island Coastal Ecology Assessment Innovation and Modeling (C-AIM) research symposium. C-AIM supports cross-disciplinary collaboration between engineers, scientists, designers, and communicators, of which we are honored to contribute to.

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Welcome, Arnaldo!

As summer swings into action we are excited to invite Arnaldo to our team. As a part of the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships in Oceanography (SURFO) program Andria will mentor Arnaldo to continue work on the Growth/Grazing in ‘Gansett (GiG) project, which examines primary productivity and grazing in Narragansett Bay.

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New York Yacht Club Visits GSO

The Menden-Deuer lab recently participated in an event to host the New York Yacht club (NYYC). We produced two posters, one of which is pictured above, to help explain our research to NYYC members. Great conversations pairing science with salors’ observations provided an exciting twist to a typical poster session. We hope to welcome you Read More …

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Successful Winter 2022 LTER Cruise!

Though caught by occasional stormy weather with 40kt winds, we are grateful for participation in this North East Shelf cruise on a vessel new to the lab: the R/V Atlantis, stationed out of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Cruise participants Jason, Pierre, Susanne, and Rickie agree the cruise was an incredible experience full of collaborative science, Read More …

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Frozen tanks don’t freeze research!

Following Winter Storm Logan at the end of January, Growth and Grazing in ‘Gansett (GiG) experiments did not falter in gathering data at weekly resolution. Pictured here, Dr. Menden-Deuer duels using a broom against ice that accumulated on the mesocosms to get access to the water underneath. Meanwhile, photographer Rickie enjoys the bay view on Read More …

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Andria speaks of her SURFO experience for URI panel

In December 2021, Andria (wearing a grey sweater in photo) represented the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Opportunity (SURFO) as a panelist for URI’s Annual Fellowship Opportunities program. As one of 8 panelists, Andria spoke to a wide audience about her SURFO experience with the Menden-Deuer lab. See the resulting publication Marrec et al., 2021 in Read More …

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Fall finished with frigid finals

Biological Oceanography, a course led my Dr. Menden-Deuer and attended this term by Andria and Rickie, recently concluded in an outdoor poster session overlooking the bay. Though the temperatures were brisk, fresh knowledge kept brains warm as visitors campus-wide attended to learn about a diverse array of oceanographic topics. Cheers to an action-filled term – Read More …

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Labs-giving stuffed with fun

Complete with WAY too much delicious potluck food and a lively round of white elephant gift sharing, our lab thanksgiving (‘labs-giving’) was surely something to be thankful for. It was incredible to sit around a non-conference table and share stories about the dishes inspired from heritage around the world.

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A wonderful showcase at the 2021 GSO Science Saturday

Packed with live plankton catches, demos, and a phytoplankton personality quiz, this year’s Science Saturday was a smash hit! With over 2,000 visitors at our bi-annual campus-wide open house, we enthusiastically entertained eager learners of all ages by sharing fun facts and our love for science.

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