has received a $419,000 National Science Foundation grant to continue his
research on two commercially valuable clam species in nearby Casco Bay. The
three-year grant, which is the second Dr. Green has received from the National
Science Foundation, will include fieldwork along the shoreline in Freeport and
Green teaches Limnology, Chemical Oceanography, Geological Oceanography,
Introduction to Environmental Science, and Senior Research. His academic
interests are in marine and lacustrine biogeochemistry.
National Science Foundation grant, Professor Green discovered why juvenile
clams die in large numbers in Casco Bay, Maine. In the process, he disproved a
longstanding theory about clam predators, and gave environmental science
students valuable experience as research assistants and co-authors of journal
primary field location is Sebago Lake, where his research focus is on the
cycling of silica to and from sediments, and the interaction between iron and arsenic
in deep-lake sediments. Professor Green's personal interests are his wife and
children, his dogs, and fishing.
Green, M. A.,
Waldbusser, G., Huzbac, L. and J. Hall. 2012. Carbonate mineral saturation
state as the recruitment cue for settling bivalves in marine muds. Estuaries
and Coasts, in press.