Activities

Inaugural Sustainable Agriculture Investment Conference, September 2009

Martin Schreibman is scheduled to speak on recirculating aquaculture systems at this conference in Manhattan.

Brooklyn Food Conference, April 2009

John Marra and Phillson Warner (Cornell Cooperative Extension) spoke at the Brooklyn Food Conference on the importance of aquaculture.

Nature, Ecology and Society Colloquium, CUNY Graduate Center, March 6, 2009

John Marra was part of the Public Participation and Production of Natural Water Resources Panel, chaired by Melissa Checker, Urban Studies, Queens College. John spoke on "Food From the Ocean: The Changing Seascape."

Ocean Sciences Meeting, Nice, France, January 2009

John Marra attended the Ocean Sciences Meeting and presented research from the GAP Workshop and the ONDEQUE cruise (see below). Frank Grasso also attended, and presented research on lobster behavior.

Ocean Optics XIX, Barga, Italy, October 2008

John Marra attended this conference and reported research from his NASA project on "Ocean Productivity From Absorption and Light (OPAL)."

GAP, March-April 2008

John Marra was an invited speaker and experiment group leader (Phytoplankton Group) at the Group for Aquatic Productivity Workshop, held in Eilat, Israel. The publication, based on his presentation, is entitled Net or Gross: Weighing in With 14C and is in press in Aquatic Microbial Ecology.

ONDEQUE Cruise, July 2008

ONDEQUE is the name of a project supported by the National Science Foundation, "The Control of Photosynthetic Quantum Yield of Phytoplankton by Light Intensity and Diapycnal Nutrient Flux' (OCE 05-50725)." The last of three oceanographic cruises occurred last July. Nicole Braudy, an undergraduate in the Department of Geology, came along on the cruise to help with the operations.