Aphids (I think) are buggin’ our plants.

We have insects on our plants. A natural thing to have happen, but kind of a bummer because we have to remove them while trying not to affect the microbial community with chemicals. The insects seem to be aphids, though I have no idea about species, I’m a...

Steve presents at ESA 2016

Steve presented an analysis of the microbial communities in the Spartina alterniflora root zone soil at the ESA 2016 meeting in Ft. Lauderdale, FL! GoMRI also funded this earlier work, a comparison of 16S and ITS amplicon data in a heavily oiled and a lightly oiled...

Makin movies about GoMRI

Here is another belated update. Back on July 17th we went out to our marsh site with a film crew that is making a documentary on the oil spill and the research that is resulting from it. Then next day we showed them the greenhouse work and got some killer shots of...

Tasty mud for our greenhouse plants…

Back on July 15th we went out to Bay Jimmy to get some mud for our greenhouse plants. The idea is that by adding the marsh mud to our pots, we’ll help to maintain our microbial communities in the soil and grass. It was a fun trip that started with a beautiful...