Publications: Success Stories

A sampling of results and impacts from completed New York Sea Grant-funded research projects, written during the period February 1, 2009 – January 31, 2010.

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Physical, Sedimentary, and Hydrologic Impacts of Barrier Island Breach Events on Long Island Estuaries (R/CCP-10, Warren / Turner) Click Here

Mysis in Crisis: Food Web Disruption and the Decline of Mysis relicta in Lake Ontario (R/CE-23, Rudstam /Johannsson / Mills / Loew / Arts / Gal / O'Gorman / Schaner) Click Here

Isolation of the Pathogen from New York Clams and Genetic Variability in the Host-Parasite System of QPX Disease in Mercenaria mercenaria (R/FBF-17, Allam / Dove / Collier / Smolowitz / Ragone Calvo) Click Here

Historical Distribution of Microcystis and its Toxins in Lake Erie Sediments (R/CTP-36, Boyer) Click Here

An Outbreak of Malignant Neoplasia, Branchial Adenocarcinoma, in the Eastern Oyster, Crassostrea virginica from Oyster Bay, New York (R/FBM-30, Allam / Sunila / Bowser / Casey / Dove) Click Here

Improving Coastal Flood Forecasts Along the South Shore of Long Island through Real-Time Monitoring and Simulation of Past Major Hurricane Events (R/CCP-13, Colle / Buonaiuto / Bowman / Wilson) Click Here

Freshwater Adaptation and Early Invasion of Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Virus into the Great Lakes Basin (R/FTD-10, Bowser / Casey / Farrell / Getchell) Click Here

Stock Structure of Winter Flounder Using Two Complementary Nuclear DNA Approaches (R/XG-17, Wirgin) Click Here

The Size-Resolving Sediment Transport Model in the Upper Hudson River (R/CCP-15, Wang / Riemer / Flood) Click Here

Other research success stories reported in this time frame covered in our publications New York Coastlines include:

Does winter productivity bring summer hypoxia? More>
When you think about summertime fisheries on Lake Erie, an image of frigid weather and ice does not come immediately to mind. Yet it’s wintertime microbial activity under the ice that influences the development of the summertime hypoxia which has an important impact on the lake’s fisheries.

Jellies with an Appetite for Clams More>
Researchers at Stony Brook University are examining the rates at which comb jellies (the ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi) feed on the larvae of bivalves in Long Island estuaries. Could these gelatinous predators negatively impact efforts to restore important commercial bivalve species like hard clams?

The Bottom is Tops: Looking at nitrogen in Peconic sediments More>
As part of a two-year project funded by NYSG, a research team is characterizing Great Peconic Bay and measuring remineralization and the amount of nitrogen gas produced in its bottom sediments.

Scientists and managers discuss nitrogen in NY Bight at workshop More>
In a two-day workshop held in Manhattan in July 2010, scientists and managers discussed the issues surrounding nitrogen and nitrogen controls in the New York Bight and its associated estuaries.

Researchers Identify Ways to Improve Lake Ontario Sportfishing More>
In a time when “tourist” anglers, those from out-of-state, are less likely to travel long distances to fish, researchers from two NYSG-funded studies agree that increasing the fishing activity of residents along New York’s Lake Ontario shoreline is especially important to sustaining the region’s coastal businesses.

A WWWeb of Lake Ontario Learning More>
After a week along Lake Ontario, the fifteen 4th – 10th grade teachers on this past summer’s Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence Great Lakes tour have learned a great deal, from both educators and researchers.

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