Author: kfmcnair

Building New Bridges at UGAMI

Dear Friend, We recently received a note from Dr. Benjamin Ehlers, Director of the Franklin Residential College at UGA, who said: “We had a great trip: Sapelo encompassed everything we are striving for at FRC, in terms of academic rigor, contributing to the community through service...

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The GCE LTER is hiring!

Field Research Technician, Georgia Coastal Ecosystems Long Term Ecological Research Project The GCE LTER program seeks a research technician to assist with studies of coastal ecology. Work will involve studies of water quality, soils, and wetland plants and animals. This Research Technician II position is based at the UGA Marine...

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Georgia Legislators visit Sapelo Island and UGAMI

UGAMI's Assistant Director for Operations, Jacob Shalack (right), speaking to Georgia legislators during their visit to UGAMI State legislators participating in the Environmental Policy Academy visited the coast this week to learn about issues facing these communities. On Thursday they visited UGAMI to see...

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Summer 2019 Intern Recap

UGAMI saw several interns over the summer working on various GCE LTER projects. A few of the interns visited Sapelo for a week or two while others lived on the island for the entire summer. Here is what five of the interns had to say...

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Hurricane Dorian Redux

Hurricane Dorian passed offshore of Sapelo Island on Wednesday, Sept. 4. Thankfully, the water did not rise any higher than it does during a spring tide, and the Institute did not flood. The winds at Marsh Landing were over 40 mph for several hours, with a high of...

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Dr. Merryl Alber to Receive Award

Dr. Merryl Alber, Director of UGAMI and Project Director of the Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER, will be receiving an award at the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation meeting in November. She will receive the Margaret A. Davidson Award for Stewardship, recognizing her outstanding achievements in...

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“UGA Marine Institute undergoes a structural revival”

McIntosh Life recently published an article "UGA Marine Institute undergoes a structural revival" in their Summer 2019 magazine. In the article, Dr. Merryl Alber is interviewed about the changes that have taken place in the last six years since she took over as director. You...

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Medeiros Lab Highlighted in Eos – Research Spotlight

"Dissolved organic matter supports aquatic food webs and holds as much carbon as the atmosphere. A new study tracks which sources and processes play the biggest role in coastal systems." Medeiros lab work on the dissolved organic matter dynamics in the Georgia coast (“Dissolved organic...

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