Scientists study submerged populations of Coast seagrasses

Habitats have top economic values


(MOSS POINT, Miss.) — A team of scientists is surveying bays and a bayou at the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve to determine what factors make seagrass beds appear, disappear and reappear.

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Jul 23, 2009

Hurricane expo kicks off storm season

Ocean Springs, MS – Experts recently were on hand at the Community Hurricane Preparedness Expo to share information about storm surge models, crisis management, ham radio operating, church programs, weather data collection and more at The University...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Jun 09, 2009

USA graduate student wins travel award

Michael Stieber, a graduate student in the history department at the University of South Alabama and an archaeologist for the University of South Alabama’s Center for Archeological Studies, was awarded the Chad Smith Student Travel Grant worth $310...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Jun 01, 2009

Hurricane Preparedness Expo set for May 30 in Ocean Springs

Gulf Coast residents are encouraged to participate in the free Community Hurricane Preparedness Expo from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, 703 East Beach Drive, in Ocean...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: May 26, 2009

Fire and water

Scientists study how fire may affect key functions in marshes


(MOSS POINT, Miss.) – Natural resource managers often use prescribed burns in forests to reduce fuels, improve habitat and prepare sites for seeding and planting. When it comes to...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Apr 28, 2009

USM graduate named Knauss fellow

Pratt-Zossoungbo works with marine policy makers in Washington

A recent University of Southern Mississippi graduate, Melissa Pratt-Zossoungbo, has been awarded a Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship in Washington, D.C.  The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Apr 03, 2009