STAC to Announce Recipients of Collaborative Research Grants
Published on April 7, 2014
STAC will announce the latest round of Collaborative Research Grant recipients on FRIDAY, APRIL 11 at 11:00 a.m. at RISD's Fleet Library. These awards serve as the state match to the RI NSF EPSCoR program and support projects that directly address the overarching question of the program: What is the effect of climate change on marine plant and animal life in Narragansett Bay? Working collaboratively, teams funded by these grants bring together expertise from multiple disciplines to seek answers to how marine organisms are reacting to temperature and chemical changes to their habitats, what is the impact of these changes on the food web and how is all of this impacting the Bay's susceptibility to increased parasites and pathogens?
Immediately following the announcement STAC will hold a meeting to receive updates on the Innovate RI Fund and the Governor's new Executive Climate Change Council which is chaired by STAC member and Director of the RI Department of Environmental Management Janet Coit.