Research: a photo essay

Saint Joseph’s science faculty members
from marine science, chemistry, and
environmental science departments have
been highly successful over the past two
years in obtaining grants that allow faculty
and students to engage in important
research together. Since 2009, grants
totaling nearly $1 million have been
obtained to fund multi-year projects,
including the prediction of the onset of red
tides, the impact of climate on landscape
over geologic timescales, the effects of
ocean acidification on commercial shellfish,
the study of fluorescent light and the study
of invasive aquatic plants in Maine’s lakes.
Funds have come from the National
Science Foundation, the American
Chemical Society, NASA, and the U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service. Students, faculty and
even recent alumni logged hundreds of
hours over the summer in the field and in
the lab on these important projects.