The final selection for 2008-2010 includes projects that will contribute to the sustainability of coastal and marine resources in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, and to our understanding of: (1) coastal water quality; (2) the management of coastal resources, ecosystems, critical habitats, and coral reef communities; (3) historical impact of climate change on the history of critical habitats; (4) new biomarkers for pollution in estuaries and bays, as well as new technologies for the detection of fecal contamination; and (5) coral reef disease and the land-sea interface processes.
|Bayman, Paul||Aspergillosis of Sea Fans in a Global Context|
|Rodríguez-Minguela, Carlos M.||Molecular Ecology of Antimicrobial Resistance Traits in Bacterial and Fungal Populations from Critical Coastal Habitats Impacted by Sewage, Animal Waste, and Wastewater Treatment Plant Discharges|
|Bachoon, Dave||Rapid Detection and Quantification of Fecal Pollution in the Caribbean Region|
|Martínez Colón, Michael||Benthic Foraminifera as Bioindicators of Heavy Metal Pollution: Torrecilla Lagoon (San Juan Bay Estuary), Puerto Rico|
|Sherman, Clark E.||Character and Timing of a Reef Give-Up Event on the Southwest Puerto Rico Shelf|
|Chadwick, Nanette||Symbiont Diversity and Population Dynamics of Coral Reef Sea Anemones|