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  • J.A.M.I.N students plating leaf pieces onto agar.

A recap of findings from mangrove disease research in Jamaica

A few months ago we posted about working with KSLF to bring our mangrove disease research to Jamaica (see here). Students from William Knibb High School participated in our mangrove disease activities (see here) and were able to isolate fungi from some diseased leaves they found. While we did find that one culture from Jamaica was the […]

By |September 14th, 2017|Categories: Education, Mangroves and Creeks|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
  • Fungal Culture

Fungi update from Abaco students

In March we worked with students on Abaco to isolate some more fungi from diseased mangrove leaves. You can read a short update of what students at Forest Heights Academy found on their diseased mangrove leaves here!

A big thanks to the students at Forest Heights Academy, FRIENDS of the Environment, and KSLOF.

By |May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Mangroves and Creeks|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
  • Diseased mangrove leaf in Jamaica
  • Fungal Cultures
  • Fungal culture 2

Potential mangrove disease in Jamaica

We recently posted about partnering with Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation (KSLOF) to bring our mangrove disease research into the classroom in The Bahamas. Just this past week, students in grade 11 Biology at William Knibb High School in Jamaica were also able to experience our mangrove disease research in their classrooms as part of […]

By |May 11th, 2017|Categories: Mangroves and Creeks|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments
  • Mangrove disease discussion
  • Assisting mangrove isolations
  • Labeled petri plates
  • Students with isolations

Mangrove outreach in the classroom

We recently began a collaboration with the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation where we are bringing our disease research on mangroves into the classroom. We worked with Amy Heemsoth, director of education at Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation, to develop a lesson plan in which students help collect and isolate disease from mangrove leaves. We recently piloted this […]

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Mangroves worth billions just by capturing Carbon

A recent study found that mangroves within Everglades National Park store between $2 billion and $3.4 billion dollars of Carbon. See abstract below and links to popular news articles here and here.

“Old growth mangroves in existing protected areas store more carbon than restored forests or plantations. Carbon storage in such forests has economic value independent of additionality, offering opportunities […]

By |December 22nd, 2016|Categories: Mangroves and Creeks|Tags: , , |0 Comments

New paper: Predatory fish visits to patch reefs in Eleuthera

New paper on large piscivore fish visits to coral patch reefs from Cape Eleuthera here. See summary below.

“Video cameras recorded the diurnal visitation rates of transient (large home range) piscivorous fishes to coral patch reefs in The Bahamas and identified 11 species. Visits by bar jack Caranx ruber, mutton snapper Lutjanus analis, yellowtail snapper Ocyurus chrysurus, barracuda Sphyraena barracuda […]

By |November 2nd, 2016|Categories: Fish|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments
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Conserving Mangrove Ecosystems

Here is a great, short article about global mangrove ecosystems: Forests between the Tides: Conserving Earth’s vanishing mangrove ecosystems. The article highlights mangrove forests around the world, a few close to home, like Cuba and the Southeast US, in addition to mangrove forests in Tanzania and Sri Lanka. It also discusses the research of a collaborator, Dr. […]

By |February 10th, 2016|Categories: Mangroves and Creeks|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments
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  • gray fungal colony

It’s World Wetlands Day!

In honor of this day, here is a short update about mangrove research at NC State.

We collected many more leaf samples on our last trip to Abaco to better hone in on the plant pathogen causing lesions. Here are some photos of what fungal colonies we have growing from those leaves.

white fungal colonies

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A closer look at a mangrove die-off

The first day of the 7th biennial ASAC meeting has come to an end! Here is a link to the talk about the mangrove die-off in The Marls: A closer look at a mangrove die-off

We will post more talks and posters from ASAC as they come in so stay tuned!