Invasive species represent the second most significant cause of species extinction worldwide after habitat destruction, and in islands, they are undisputedly first. The impacts of alien invasive species are immense, insidious, and usually irreversible - IUCN

The NSU OC has partnered with WPBT to host screenings of new season 5 episodes of Changing Seas. Each screening will be held at 6pm in the 3rd floor auditorium, with a brief panel discussion focusing on the episode, and a reception immediately following in the cafe.

Last episode to be screened next week – August 7th featuring OC scientist Dr. Sam Purkis and students from his lab.

 Changing Seas

 

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GHRI Sharks

Established in 1999, the Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) is a collaboration between the renowned marine artist, scientist and explorer, Dr. Guy Harvey, and Nova Southeastern University's Oceanographic Center. The mission of the GHRI is to provide the scientific information necessary to understand, conserve, and effectively manage the world's marine fishes and their ecosystems. The GHRI is one of only a handful of private organizations dedicated exclusively to the science-based conservation of marine fish populations and biodiversity. The research, education and outreach activities of the GHRI are supported by the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, AFTCO Inc., extramural research grants, philanthropic donations by private businesses and individuals, and NSU. Track the sharks tagged by the GHRI with our web app.

 

 

DEEPEND Consortium

Mission Statement :

The DEEPEND consortium will characterize the oceanic ecosystem of the northern Gulf of Mexico to infer baseline conditions in the water column. This information will establish a time-series with which natural and anthropogenic changes can be detected.

Scope of Work Statement:

In response to the DWHOS and the highlighted absence of baseline data for the deep GoM (200-1500 m) water column, the DEEPEND consortium will conduct a three year sampling, sensing, modeling, and laboratory analysis program to assess ecosystem dynamics, identify drivers of variability, and investigate possible consequences of the spill on ecosystem attributes. Data obtained during the 2010-2011 and 2015-2017 periods will establish a time-series with which ecosystem shifts or responses can be detected.

 

 

GIGA

Global Invertebrate Genomics Alliance - Describing the wide functional and structural diversity of invertebrates requires an integrated approach that includes not only traditional biological sciences (e.g., anatomy, ecology, behavior, physiology, paleontology), but the burgeoning interdisciplinary efforts of genomics. Following on the success of the human genome project and the current progress of the vertebrate Genome 10K project (Genome 10K Community of Scientists, 2009), GIGA proposes to assemble or assist in the coordination and collection of samples spanning the broad spectrum of (non-insect/ non-nematode) invertebrate phylogenetic diversity suitable for whole-genome sequencing.

 

 

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