- New publication in Nature Communications Earth & Environment: Non-conservative nature of boron in Arctic marginal ice zones 2022-09-19 | Journal article DOI: 10.1038/s43247-022-00552-0 Penny Vlahos; Kitack Lee; Chang-Ho Lee; Lauren Barrett; Lauren Juranek
- NSF Arctic Data Center 2022. Boron in seawater, ice and brine in the Bering and Chukchi Seas May-June 2021. doi:10.18739/A2V698D41.
- Samantha Rush awarded best poster content at the SOLAS Summer School 2022 and $500 for a research cost/travel award
- Final sampling time-point for ALISE I project
- paper accepted in Nature Communications Earth & Environment – Non-conservative nature of boron in Arctic marginal ice zones
- New NSF Award – Vlahos and Romero have received a new award from the National Science Foundation to study carbon dioxide gas exchange in sea spray under high winds (SSAGE).
- Mary McGuiness wins best graduate student platform at NAC SETAC
- Emma Shipley presents her natural halogenated bromophenol/anisol work at NAC SETAC
- Our group’s research featured by the Long Island Sound Study
- Emma Shipley presents at SETAC Europe
- Lauren Barrett and Mary McGuinness present at the Long Island Sound Research conference May 18th
- Vlahos on Fulbright Specialist visit at ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
- Group approved for Swedish Polar Research effort May/June 2023 on the Icebreaker Oden
- Samantha Rush receives National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP)
- Lucy Hendrickson has been accepted into the Team-TERRA cohort for 2022-2024
- Vlahos gives talk at Connecticut College
- Shipley et al. 2022 “Agrochemical exposure in Sri Lankan inland water systems” is published
- Vlahos participates in ARTofMELT workshop planning for Arctic 2023 field effort.
- Vlahos presents as panelist at the Mystic Aquarium “Global View of The Environment“
- Vlahos serves on NSF panel
- Vlahos elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering
- Ocean Sciences 2022 presentations by our group:
Concentrations of boron along an arctic marginal ice zone Penny Vlahos, Session Block: HL11 Arctic Ocean processes, progress, and potential explored through synthesis supported research 01, Session Format: Oral Session Date and Time: 3/3/2022: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Room: Room 05
Detection and Quantification of Brominated Natural Products in Arctic and Mid-Latitude Coastal Air and Waters Emma Shipley, Session Block: HL11 Arctic Ocean processes, progress, and potential explored through synthesis supported research 02 Session Format: Oral Session Date and Time: 3/3/2022: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Room: Room 05
Carbonate System Dynamics in the Chukchi Sea Summertime Marginal Ice Zone Lauren Barrett, Session Block: HL11 Arctic Ocean processes, progress, and potential explored through synthesis supported research 02 Session Format: Oral Session Date and Time: 3/3/2022: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Room: Room 05
Alakalinty of Long Island Sound Coastal Embayments Mary A McGuinness, Session Block: CB16 Advancing our understanding of biogeochemical coupling with models and observations in estuaries and coastal waters 03 Session Format: Oral Session Date and Time: 3/2/2022: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Room: Room 06
- Vlahos and Abadia awarded seed grant to study environmental water quality impact on cognitive development in children in target communities along the Magdalena River in Columbia.
- Vlahos receives Fulbright Specialist award to work on global pollutants at ETH in Zurch.
- Applicant Lucy Henrickson nominated for Jorgensen Fellowship
- Applicant Samantha Rush nominated for Harriot & CLAS Fellowships
- Emma’s paper on “Agrochemical exposure in Sri Lankan inland water systems” accepted in Environmental Advances
- Our paper “Water Sources and Kidney Function: Investigating Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology in a Prospective Study” in Nature Partner Journals – Clean Water (NPJ – Clean Water) by Vlahos et al. is published
- Emma Shipley presents “04.10.24 Development and Validation of Two Polymers for In Situ Passive Sampling of Munitions Compounds” at the NA SETAC Meeting.
- Emma Shipley presents at Environmental Protection Agency Region 10 Steering Council progress meeting.
- Lauren Barrett presents her work “Internal consistency of the inorganic carbon system in Long Island Sound” at the Biennial Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF 2021).
- Paper accepted “Water Sources and Kidney Function: Investigating Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology in a Prospective Study” in Nature Partner Journals – Clean Water (NPJ – Clean Water) by Vlahos et al.
- IPCP International Workshop hosted Oct 2oth 2021. Over 500 registrants from over 69 countries.
- Paper accepted “Linking multi-media modeling with machine learning to assess and predict lake chlorophyll-α concentrations” in Journal of Great Lakes Research by Christina Feng Chang, M. Astitha, D. Wanik, J. Yan, C. Tang V. Garcia.
- Nature Geosciences paper published in Aug 5th issue “The role of sea spray in atmosphere–ocean gas exchange“
- Our Nature Geosciences paper highlighted in “News & Views-Big potential for tiny droplets”
- Emma Shipley deploys passive samplers in gridded environmental sampling effort in Washington State.
- Vlahos appointed Associate Head for Department of Marine Sciences
- Whitney & Vlahos present to CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection on strategies for reducing hypoxia in Long Island Sound.
- Sampling for the ALISE project officially begins. This samples the carbonate system in Long Island Sound Embayments.
- Vlahos selected as Connecticut co-chair of the Science and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) for Long Island Sound.
- Manuscript accepted “The role of sea spray in atmosphere ocean gas exchange” by Allison Staniec, Penny Vlahos, and Edward Monahan [Paper #NGS-2019-08-01764D] Nature Geoscience.
- Lauren Barrett presents “Over-specification of the inorganic carbon system of Long Island Sound” at the ASLO 2021 meeting
- Vlahos selected for Fulbright Specialist Roster (2021-2025)
- Our group returns from arctic cruise to Seward, Alaska.
- Our group sets off to Dutch Harbor Alaska for a 2 week pre-cruise COVID quarantine (May 3rd)
- We embark on the RV Sikuliaq (May 18th)
- Manuscript accepted “The Mid Atlantic Bight dissolved inorganic carbon system observed in the March 1996 DOE Ocean Margins Program (OMP) -A baseline study” Ting-Hsuan Huang, Wei-Jun Cai, Penny Vlahos, Douglas Wallace, Ernie R. Lewis, Chen-Tung Arthur Chen, Front. Mar. Sci. | doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.629412
- all equipment is shipped for Arctic cruise
- Kidney Progression Project Symposium (April 28th) – we presented the results of our NIH KiPP projects in a virtual symposium with over 60 attendees from 11 countries.
- New Project funded by NSF – Arctic Marginal Ice Zone Alkalinity (AMIZA)
- Rebha Raviraj is awarded summer undergraduate research fellowship and will be joining our lab in summer 2021 to conduct work on microplastics.
- Vlahos serves on NASA panel
- New publication in Environmental Science and Technology “Reducing Hypoxia in an Urban Estuary Despite Climate Warming“ Whitney & Vlahos
- Vlahos elected to Board of International Panel on Chemical Pollutants
- New Project funded by LISS – Alkalinity in Long Island Sound Embayments (ALISE)
- New publication in Microplastics and Nanoplastics, “Are litter, plastic and microplastic quantities increasing in the ocean?” F. Galgani et et.,
- New publication in Environmental Research Letters “Synoptic assessment of coastal total alkalinity through community science” Rheuban et al.,
- Emma Shipley presents at NA SETAC 1.08.02 – Development and Testing of Two Polymers for In Situ Passive Sampling of Munitions Compounds
- ALISE sampling effort July sampling
- LIS Respire sampling continues with additional diurnal sampling
- RO1 proposal funded to conduct a 5 year study continuing our water quality work in Sri Lanka Funded with colleagues from Stanford University.
- ALISE sampling effort
- LIS Respire sampling continues with additional diurnal sampling
- New publication in Water Resources Management “Future Projections of Water Temperature and Thermal Stratification in Connecticut Reservoirs and Possible Implications for Cyanobacteria“ C. A. Mullin, C.J. Kirchhoff, G. Wang, P.Vlahos https://doi.org/10.1029/2020WR027185
- Lauren Barrett presents at the virtual RAE/CSO 2020 Summit – The National Coastal Estuarine Summit September 29 – October 1, 2020
- ALISE sampling effort
- LIS Respire sampling continues with additional diurnal sampling
- ALISE sampling effort
- LIS Respire sampling continues with additional diurnal sampling
- Allison Staniec successfully defends her doctoral Research. Way to go Allie!
- ALISE sampling effort underway
- LIS Respire sampling cruise re-starts following COVID hiatus
- New publication in the New England Journal of Medicine “Using GIS Mapping to Track Hot Spots of Kidney Disease in California” Shuchi Anand, M.D., Allison Staniec, B.A., Maria Montez-Rath, Ph.D., Penny Vlahos, Ph.D. a Stanford University School of Medicine and UCONN collaboration combines human health with environmental water quality.
- Allison Staniec selected for the prestigious NSF DISCO XXVI program! DISCO participants (currently 25 per meeting) are selected from universities all over the world, with a majority of attendees from U.S. universities. The number of participants to date (DISCO I–XXVI) exceeds 640, and they were selected from an applicant pool that exceeded 80 eligible doctorates in recent years.
- Vlahos present to the Governor’s Council on Climate Change GC3 Wetlands Work Group.
- Our labs re-open May 20th for restricted research operations.
- Vlahos participates in Global Environmental Facility (GEF) panel for special report by the IPCP on Conventions.
- Labs close due to Coronavirus
- Book: Recent Advances in the Study of Oceanic Whitecaps: Twixt Wind and Waves –
Editors: Vlahos, Penny, Monahan, Edward C. (Eds.) by Springer is published.
- CP13C-01 Biogeochemical Controls on Pelagic Respiration Rates in Long Island Sound
Lauren Barrett, Penny Vlahos, Jamie MP Vaudrey and Michael M Whitney, University of Connecticut, Marine Sciences, Groton, CT, United States. Monday, 17 February 2020
- CP23A-03 Organochlorine Pesticides (OCPs) and Total Mercury in Stranded Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina) Pups from the Northeast Atlantic
Raul Flamenco, United States; California State Polytechnic University Pomona, Biological Sciences, Pomona, CA, United States, Penny Vlahos, University of Connecticut, Marine Sciences, Groton, CT, United States, Zofia Baumann, University of Connecticut, Groton, CT, United States and Tracy Romano, Mystic Aquarium, Mystic, CT, United States. Tuesday, 18 February 202
- CP33A-08 Carbon and Nitrogen balances of the Long Island Sound Estuary
Penny Vlahos1, Michael M Whitney1, John R Mullaney2, Christina Menniti3 and Jonathan Morrison4, (1)University of Connecticut, Marine Sciences, Groton, CT, United States, (2)USGS Connecticut Water Science Center, East Hartford, CT, United States, (3)University of Connecticut, Groton, CT, United States, (4)U.S. Geological Survey, East Hartford, CT, United States. Wednesday, 19 February 2020
- AI33A-01 The Growing Awareness of the Various Roles Bubbles Play in Air-Sea Exchange
Edward C Monahan1, Penny Vlahos1 and Allison Staniec2, (1)University of Connecticut, Marine Sciences, Groton, CT, United States, (2)University of Connecticut, Groton, CT, United States. Wednesday, 19 February 2020
- CP34A-08 Biogeochemistry of the Mahaweli River, Sri Lanka
Emma Shipley1, Penny Vlahos2, Rohana Chandrajith3, Prasanna Wijerathna4 and Sachintha Senarathne4, (1)University of Connecticut – Avery Point Campus, Groton, CT, United States, (2)University of Connecticut, Marine Sciences, Groton, CT, United States, (3)University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, Department of Geology, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, (4)University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Wednesday, 19 February 2020
- CP44F-1431 Nitrogen sources and fluxes in Western Long Island Sound
Christina Menniti1, Michael M Whitney2, Penny Vlahos2 and Allison Byrd2, (1)University of Connecticut, Groton, CT, United States, (2)University of Connecticut, Marine Sciences, Groton, CT, United StatesThursday, 20 February 2020
- AI44A-2412 Gas Exchange via Sea Spray: A Refined Model
Allison Staniec1, Penny Vlahos2 and Edward C Monahan2, (1)University of Connecticut, Groton, CT, United States, (2)University of Connecticut, Marine Sciences, Groton, CT, United States. Thursday, 20 February 2020
- Our newest member Mary McGuiness nominated for and receives the Crandall Fellowship
- Lauren Barrett presents her Shell Day results at the CT Shellfish Commission in New Haven January 11th
- Book edited by Vlahos & Monahan has final proofs approved by Springer Publishers.
- Byrd et al., (2020) Tidally resolved observations of organic carbon exchange through Eastern Long Island Sound in Estuaries and Coastal Shelf Science is published https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2019.106463
- Vlahos et al., (2020) Nitrogen Budgets of the Long Island Sound Estuary in Estuaries and Coastal Shelf Science is published https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2019.106493
- 7th Respire Program Cruise is completed
- UN WOA II revisions completed
- Vlahos presents seminar at City College New York (November 22nd)
- Shipley presents Assessing agrochemical pollution in shallow well waters and chronic kidney disease in endemic Sri Lankan villages at NA SETAC in Toronto
- Vlahos presents A baseline atmospheric passive sampling network of legacy and emerging organic contaminants in Sri Lanka at NA SETAC, Toronto
- Vlahos Chairs session on passive sampling in NA SETAC
- KiPP data collection is completed marking the end of the three year NIH study following a 300 person cohort of individuals inflicted with CKDu.
- Staniec and Vlahos participate in the Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions: Scoping directions for U.S. research workshop – October 1-3, 2019 in Sterling VA.
- Vlahos presents seminar at Wellesley College (October 21st)
- 6th Respire Program Cruise is completed
- Fulbright Scholar Jorge Louis Gallego Zappata joins our lab group for a six month research collaboration from Cartagena Columbia
- 5th LISS Respire Cruise completed
- Vlahos joins Dean’s Strategic Planning Process group
- Our summer REU student Raul Flamenco wins the summer REU Fellowship and will be presenting his research from our group at the 2020 Ocean Sciences meeting in San Diego CA.
- 2 more LISS Respire Program cruises completed
- Lauren Barrett (doctoral candidate) takes the lead in the first Shell Day event of the Northeast Coastal Acidification Network. Our lab participated as the analysis center that analyzed alkalinity samples for all Connecticut citizen science groups.
- Emma Shipley completes biogeochemical field work along the Mahaweli River in Sri Lanka
- Vlahos and Monahan complete Festchrift “Twixt Wind and Waves”and submit book to Springer Publishers
- United Nations World Ocean Assessment 2 Chapter is in! We completed the first draft for review.
- Monahan Symposium on July 25th!
- Emma climbs Machu Picchu 🙂
- Vlahos et al paper on the first Nitrogen fluxes in Long Island Sound is accepted! This is an exciting part of our LIS biogeochemical flux efforts.
- Second LISS Respire Program cruise
- Allison Byrd’s first paper is accepted in Coastal, Estuarine and Shelf Science. Great job Allison!
- Raul Flamenco joins our team as a summer REU
- Last Western LIS cruise which concludes our EPA biogeochemical flux field efforts.
- First LISS Respire Program is underway! We joined the CT Department of Energy and ENvironmental Protection’s RV Dempsey crew for the first of many monthly sampling events over the next two years.
- Allison Byrd presents her Masters. Congratulations Allison on completing your Masters research. Happy you will be sticking around for a bit this summer!
- Emma Shipley tied for first place at the NE SETAC conference in Boston MA for her presentation on contaminants in Sri Lankan air and drinking water!
- Vlahos presents at 3rd International CKDu meeting in MArch 23-25 (San Jose, Costa Rica)
- The Long Island Sound Research Conference March 15, 2019 (Port Jefferson, NY) presentations from our group:
- Assessing the Distributions of Carbon and Nitrogen Between the East River Tidal Strait and Western Long Island Sound Allison Byrd, University of Connecticut
- Nitrogen Budgets of the Long Island Sound Estuary Penny Vlahos, University of Connecticut
- Linking Nitrogen Sources to Western Long Island Sound Water Quality Michael M. Whitney, University of Connecticut
- Distributions of Alkalinity in Long Island Sound Allison Staniec, University of Connecticut
- Lauren Barrett officially joins our group as a new doctoral researcher!
- The Long Island Sound (LIS) Respire Program is funded! Official Announcement Link. This EPA-NYSG & CTSG funded project will constrain the biogeochemistry of LIS over two years.
American Geophysical Union (AGU) Presentations from Our Group
- OS23A-04 Nutrient Exchange in Western Long Island Sound through the Highly Urbanized East River Tidal Strait. Allison Byrd, Penny Vlahos and Michael M Whitney
- OS41C-2040 Degradation Rates of Natural Organic Matter in Long Island Sound. Oriana Strieleman, Allison Byrd, Allison Staniec and Penny Vlahos
- A11G-2284 Sea Spray: Potential Contributions to Global Gas Exchange. Allison Staniec, Penny Vlahos and Edward C Monahan
- OS41C-2042 Resolving Shifting Nitrogen Budgets of the Long Island Sound Estuary. Penny Vlahos, Michael M Whitney, John R Mullaney, Jonathan Morrison and Christina Menniti
- Celebration of Lifetime achievement for Prof. Donald Mackay in Toronto, Canada (Oct. 30&31)
- Vlahos & Schensul present in Fogarty NIH meeting Bethesda MD, (Oct. 29&30)
- Vlahos attends UN Regular Process on the State of the Oceans Report II in Odessa, Ukraine (Oct. 17&18)
- Anand et al. manuscript accepted “Prospective Biopsy-Based Study of Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology in Sri Lanka“Clinical J. of the Am. Soc. of Nephrol.
- Sea Grant Awards seed grant to our group to explore organic alkalinity in coastal zones!
- Manuscript Accepted in Biogeosciences Discussions “Carbon cycling in the North American coastal ocean: A synthesis“, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-2018-420
- NIH awards our KiPP project a supplemental award to extend the study until June 2020.
- Manuscript accepted in Environmental Pollution: Occurrence and Partitioning Behavior of Perfluoroalkyl Acids in Wastewater Effluents Discharging into the Long Island Sound By Elmoznino, Vlahos & Whitney
- Staniec attends SOLAS summer school in Corsica, France (June 23 – Aug 3)
- The United States Carbon Cycle Science Program is an inter-agency partnership and has released the 2nd State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR-2). We have contributed to Chapter 16. Coastal Oceans and Continental Shelves, pages 651-695.
- Vlahos selected on US pool of experts for United Nations .State of the Marine Environment, 2nd Assessment
- Dominion Foundation presents our group with a $10000 award to expand and improve the DUCOS station.
- Vlahos NIH meeting in DC (June 25, 26)
- Vlahos Fulbright visit to Columbia (June 9 to 24)
- Second LISS western cruise takes place (June 7 and 8th)
- Oriana Strieleman (NSF-REU, summer 2018) joins group 🙂
- Vlahos selected to join inaugural subcommittee on Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions across the OCB (Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry) and SOLAS (Surface Ocean Lower Atmosphere Study) programs https://www.us-ocb.org/about/ocb-subcommittees/subcommittee-on-ocean-atmosphere-interactions/
- Vlahos awarded Fulbright to the University of Cartagena Program in Environmental Toxicology in Cartagena, Colombia
- Jessica presents research at SURF spring meeting at Storrs.
- Emma Shipley Awarded UCONN’s Jorgensen Fellowship for doctoral studies.
- Vlahos co-chairs NIH panel
- Manuscript Accepted in Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry (2018) “Investigation of a new passive sampler for the detection of munitions compounds in marine and freshwater systems” Warren, Vlahos*, Smith, Tobias; Manuscript ID ETCJ-Feb-18-00089. https://setac.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/etc.4143
- NIH R-21 Baseline survey complete. We now have the baseline data, have successfully recruited 300 participants with Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology (CKDu) and have begun analyzing their well waters for nutrients and agrochemicals in Wilgamuwa, Sri Lanka.
- Jessica Hinckley accepts summer fellowship at Dominion Energy. Congratulations Jessica we are proud of you. Jess will also remain with us throughout the summer on Fridays to continue work on the DUCOS timeseries.
- Najjar et al., “Carbon budget of tidal wetlands, estuaries, and shelf waters of Eastern North America” accepted in Global Biogeochemical Cycles [Paper #2017GB005790RR]
Ocean Sciences Presentations from Our Group
- CD14A-0018 Investigating Dissolved Gas Concentrations and Alkalinity in a Long Island Sound Time Series Hinckley & Vlahos,
Monday, February 12, 2018. 04:00 PM – 06:00 PM
- AI41A-01 The Contribution of the Spume Drops Torn off Wave Crests to the Air-Sea Exchange of Gases at High Wind Speeds Monahan, Staniec &Vlahos,
Thursday, February 15, 2018. 08:00 AM – 08:15 AM – B116
- AI41A-04 The Relative Importance of Gas Exchange via Sea Spray Droplets Determined from Modeling Applied to 19 Distinct Ocean Sub-regions Staniec, Vlahos & Monahan, Thursday, February 15, 2018. 08:45 AM – 09:00 AM – B116
- BN41A-05 Carbon Budget of Tidal Wetlands, Estuaries, and Shelf Waters of Eastern North America Najjar et al., Thursday, February 15, 2018. 09:00 AM – 09:15 AM- D137-D138
- BN51A-03 Carbon, Nitrogen and Phosphorus Exports from Long Island Sound to the Mid-Atlantic Bight Byrd, Vlahos, Whitney & Warren
Friday, February 16, 2018. 08:30 AM – 08:45 AM – D137-D138
- CD44B-0181 Nitrogen Budgets in the Long Island Sound Estuary Vlahos, Whitney, Mullaney, Morrison &Menniti
Thursday, February 15, 2018. 04:00 PM – 06:00 PM – Poster Hall- Poster Hall
- Allison Staniec receives SOLAS Summer Fellowship in Corsica, France.
- Andreas, Vlahos & Monahan paper “Spray-Mediated Air-Sea Gas Exchange: The Governing Time Scales” accepted in Journal of Marine Science & Engineering, http://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/5/4/60
AGU Presentations from Our Group
- OS33A-1440 Constraining the Exchange of Carbon and Nitrogen in Eastern Long Island Sound Allison Byrd, Joseph K Warren, Penny Vlahos and Michael MWhitney, Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 13:40 – 18:00. New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Poster Hall D-F.
- OS24A-05 Variations in organic carbon fluxes from Long Island Sound to the Continental Shelf Penny Vlahos and Michael M Whitney, Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 17:00 – 17:15. New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 275-277.
- OS51A-1139 Tracking the Fate of Explosive-Trinitrotriazine (RDX) in Coastal Marine Ecosystems Using Stable Isotopic Tracer Thivanka Sureni Ariyarathna1, Mark Ballentine1, Penny Vlahos2, Richard W Smith3, John Karl Bohlke4, Craig R Tobias5, Stephen Fallis6, Thomas Groshens6 and Christopher Cooper1, 15 December 2017, 08:00 – 12:20. New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Poster Hall D-F
- B23I-03 Using Multi-media Modeling to Investigate Conditions Leading to Harmful Algal Blooms Valerie Garcia1, Catherine Nowakowski2, Marina Astitha3, Penny Vlahos4, Ellen J Cooter5 and Chunling Tang1, Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 14:10 – 14:25. New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 356-357.
- A51D-2096 Modelling the Evolution of Sea Spray Droplets on a Global Scale Allison Staniec1, Penny Vlahos2 and Edward C Monahan2, Friday, 15 December 2017, 08:00 – 12:20. New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Poster Hall D-F.
- Vlahos, Warren, Smith & Tobias presentation “An in situ passive sampler for the detection and remediation of explosive compounds” in Washington DC, Nov. 29th SERDP/ESTCP Symposium.
- Monahan, Staniec & Vlahos paper accepted in JGR “Spume Drops:Their Potential Role in Air-Sea Gas Exchange” http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017JC013293/full
- DUCOS time series up and running live! http://ducos.uconn.edu/
- Our first Long Island Sound Study Sampling Cruise Oct 16 & 20th in Western end.
- Event: “Water – One of the 21st century’s biggest challenges” Vlahos (panelist) The Salon at the Benton: Art & Conversation http://events.uconn.edu/event/55535/2017-10-13
- Field effort in Sri Lanka Sept 20 to 27th. We set up the extraction apparatus for the field team and optimized the survey instrument.
- Final Sea Grant sampling cruise takes place in eastern LIS
- First EPA/LISS cruise takes place in central and western LIS
- Staniec & Vlahos manuscript “Timescales for determining Temperature and Dissolved Oxygen Trends in the Long Island Sound Estuary” accepted in Continental Shelf Research http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278434317302455
- manuscript accepted: “Organic Carbon Patterns and Budgets in the Long Island Sound Estuary” Vlahos and Whitney in special issue of Limnology and Oceanography http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/lno.10638/full
- Both Allisons Staniec & Byrd attend Ocean Carbon Biogeochemistry meeting at Woods Hole
- Vlahos & Whitney present at Long Island Sound Science and Technical Advisory Committee (June 16th)
- Joseph Warren completes and presents his Masters work (June 8th)
- Vlahos presents poster and platform presentations at International Passive Sampling Workshop (IPSW) in Toronto, Canada (June 1 & 2)
- Undergraduates Jessica Hinckley (Marine Sciences) and Stephen Cangliosi (Biomedical Engineering) have just started up our Dominion-UConn carbon and oxygen time series at UConn Avery Point. This is the first continuous time series for simultaneous pCO2, dissolved oxygen and pH in Long Island Sound.
- Vlahos nominated for HORIBA award (Kyoto, Japan)
- Vlahos & Monahan present at SOLAS meeting in Corsica, France
- Vlahos & Schensul present at NIH all investigators meeting in Bethesda MD
- manuscript accepted: “A Novel in Situ Sulfate Sampler for Aquatic Systems” Vlahos, Warren, Houghton and Fike in the American Chemical Society: Earth and Space Chemistry http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsearthspacechem.7b00012
- Vlahos & Schensul present at Global Meeting on Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology in Mexico City
- Vlahos presents at North American Carbon Program all investigators meeting “
- Vlahos presents at the National Academy of Sciences in Mexico City “Chemistry, the oceans and climate” with the “Best of UConn” team http://www.mexicoescultura.com/actividad/163543/en/the-best-university-of-connecticut-in-mexico.html#prettyPhoto
- Jessica Hinckley receives Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) for summer 2017 to work on alkalinity and CO2 in Long Island Sound.
- Allison Staniec presents “Dissolved oxygen and temperature trends in Long Island Sound” at ASLO in Honolulu Hawaii https://www.sgmeet.com/aslo/honolulu2017/viewabstract.asp?AbstractID=28999
- Vlahos launches R21 project meeting in Sri Lanka Jan 4 to 14th
- Whitney & Vlahos Awarded New Funding for the Project LISS 01719: “Nutrient and Carbon Fluxes through Long Island Sound (LIS), Linking River Sources to Impacted Areas”, beginning in Spring 2017 that will be coupled with ongoing studies in Eastern LIS.
- Thivanka Ariyarathna successfully defends her doctoral dissertation (Dec. 2)
- SeaGrant cruise 3 uderway
- Vlahos and Schensul attend Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology in Chicago in preparation for studies in Sri Lanka
- Catherine (Catrina) Nowakowski our summer undergraduate research fellow (SURF), (advised by Astitha and Vlahos) was one of 3 recipients of the CMAS best student poster award and the only undergraduate recipient of the award!!!! Way to go Catrina! She presented her summer work -“Prediction of harmful water quality parameters combining weather, air quality and ecosystem models with in-situ measurements”. https://www.cmascenter.org/
- SERDP project is named project of the year for 2016 (Tobias and Vlahos).
- Vlahos and Schensul Awarded NIH R21 Grant to study Environmental Factors related to Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown (CKDu) Etiology in Sri Lanka
- Warren presents at the UConnThomas John and Bette Wolff event.
- Vlahos receives Dominion Grant to establish a pCO2 time series in eastern Long Island Sound http://www.hartfordbusiness.com/article/20160825/NEWS/160829963/1020?utm_source=enews&utm_medium=Energy%2BNews&utm_campaign=Thursday
- Thivanka has her baby! Congratulations!!!
- Joseph Warren selected as one of 5 nominees for the Thomas John and Bette Wolff prize for his work as an NSF Accelerate UConn summer fellow
- Thivanka’s paper accepted in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry “Biodegradation and mineralization of isotopically labeled TNT and RDX in anaerobic marine sediments”
- Vlahos Presents seminar in Arctic Research Center at University of Aarhus (June 22)
- Thivanka Ariyarathna wins best platform presentation at NE SETAC (June 16)
- Vlahos gives plenary talk at University of Lund Sweden (June 14)
- First Long Island Sound Field Effort Completed!
- Allison Staniec presents poster at Long Island Sound Meeting
- Joanne Elmoznino gets hooded! (May 8th)
- Vlahos gives TEDx talk “Humanity and the Bacteria Model” SSR2016PV.mp4
- Vlahos presents final project report in Vicksberg, MS for SERDP-SEED Project.
- Samplers from Baltic cruise retrieved!!!!
- Warren (Entrepreneurial head) & Vlahos (Academic Head) awarded stage 2 NSF ICORPS Summer Fellowship for EVA SYSTEMS LLC.
- Ballantine’s manuscript is accepted! Uptake and fate of hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) in coastal marine biota determined using a stable isotopic tracer, 15N – [RDX] Chemosphere 06/2016; 153:28-38. OI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2016.03.038
- Ocean Sciences 2016 A34C-2670: Setting an Upper Limit on Gas Exchange Through Sea-Spray Penny Vlahos1, Edward C. Monahan1, Edward Andreas2, 1Department of Marine Sciences, University of Connecticut, 1080 Shennecossett Road, Groton, CT 06340, USA, 2NorthWest Research Associates, Inc., 25 Eagle Ridge, Lebanon, NH 03766, USA
- Vlahos and Warren receive NSF- Accelerate UConn award
- Article accepted in the Gas Transfer at Water Surfaces Volume (GTWS 2016) – The Potential Role of Sea Spray Droplets in Facilitating Air‑Sea Gas Transfer Edgar L Andreas1, Penny Vlahos2, and Edward C Monahan2 1 NorthWest Research Associates, Inc., 25 Eagle Ridge, Lebanon, NH 03766, USA 2 Department of Marine Sciences, University of Connecticut, 1080 Shennecossett Road, Groton, CT 06340, USA
Joanne Elmoznino successfully defends her doctoral dissertation!!!!
SETAC North America presentations
- 381 Tracing the cycling and fate of the explosive 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene in coastal marine systems with a stable isotopic tracer, 15N – [TNT] R. Smith, C. Tobias, Univ of Connecticut / Dept of Marine Sciences; P. Vlahos, Univ of Connecticut / Depts of Marine Sciences and Chemistry;M. Ballentine, T.S. Ariyarathna, Univ of Connecticut / Dept of MarineSciences; J.K. Bohlke, USGS / National Research Program; S. Fallis, Naval Air Warefare Center Weapons Division / Chemistry Division
382 Biotic uptake and incorporation of munitions derived nitrogen measured in three simulated coastal habitats M. Ballentine, T.S. Ariyarathna, R. Smith, Univ of Connecticut / Dept of Marine Sciences; P. Vlahos, Univ of Connecticut / Depts of Marine Sciences and Chemistry; J.K. Bohlke, USGS / National Research Program; S. Fallis, Naval Air Warefare Center Weapons Division / Chemistry Division; C.Tobias, Univ of Connecticut / Dept of Marine Sciences
WP018 Tracking the metabolism of explosives in coastal marine ecosystems using stable isotopic tracers: Role of sediment T.S. Ariyarathna, Univ of Connecticut / Dept of Marine Sciences; P. Vlahos, Univ of Connecticut / Depts of Marine Sciences and Chemistry; M. Ballentine, R. Smith, C. Cooper, C. Tobias, Univ of Connecticut / Dept of Marine Sciences
- Joseph Warren on field study in Baltic/NATO cruise (Sept 15-27)
- Joanne Elmoznino begins her professional career at Pfizer! (and hands in her doctoral dissertation!)
- Field Study in Halifax Harbor
- New Rapid extractor arrives
- Rick Smith’s paper accepted in Environmental Science & Technology
- Prof. Vlahos begins Fulbright Specialist visit! Follow her experiences in Sri Lanka!
- Kristin Raub’s paper accepted in Marine Environmental Research
- Thivanka Ariyrathna’s paper accepted in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
- Prof. Vlahos presents at NATO SPS (MODUM) meeting in Hamburg, Germany
- Prof. Vlahos receives Fulbright Specialist Award
- Prof. Vlahos presents at SERDP meeting in Washington, DC
- Prof. Vlahos presents at ASLO in Granada, Spain
- Kristin Raub receives Knauss Fellowship!!! Congratulations Kristin
- Alison Staniec receives Outstanding Scholar Award!!! Woohoo
- Rick Smith’s paper accepted in Environmental Science & Technology
- Mark Ballantine’s paper accepted in Environmental Contamination & Toxicology