Ocean Acidification Program REU

Internship Mentor: Dr. Emily Hall

The Ocean Acidification Research Program in Sarasota focuses on the effects of ocean acidification (OA) coastal acidification (CA) and climate change (CC) on marine organisms and their ecosystems. Potential projects include the effects of OA and CC on important marine organisms like bivalves and seagrass, the effects of OA and CC on red tide blooms, effects of red tide mitigation on carbonate chemistry, and monitoring coastal acidification at the riverine-coastal interface of the surrounding bay areas. NSF REU students will predominantly be working within an experimental facility, assisting with field collection of samples, data entry, and laboratory analysis. Students with a chemistry background preferred. One student will be selected for this research experience.