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CEOE Faculty and research scientists publish books, journal articles, conference proceedings, and technical reports throughout the year. Below is a highlight of some recently published work, but there are so many publications from our faculty and other experts that are represented elsewhere on our site.

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Active microbes discovered far beneath seafloor in ancient ocean sediment

Jennifer Biddle

Microbes are living more than 500 feet beneath the seafloor in 5 million-year-old sediment, according to new findings by researchers at the University of Delaware (Jennifer Biddle) and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI).

Genetic material in mud from the bottom of the ocean — called the deep biosphere —revealed an ecosystem of active bacteria, fungi and other microscopic organisms at depths deeper than a skyscraper is high. The findings were published in Nature on June 12, 2013. 

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Tiny Plants that Once Ruled the Seas

In the June issue of Scientific American, Ronald Martin of the University of Delaware and Antonietta Quigg of Texas A&M University at Galveston explain how increases in the quantity and nutrient content of tiny plants called phytoplankton probably helped power the rise of the modern marine mammals.

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Three-dimensional mapping of evolving internal waves

Mohsen Badiey, Lin Wan, Aijun Song, Three-dimensional mapping of evolving internal waves during the Shallow Water 2006 experiment, Journal of Acoustical Society of America, 2013, DOI: 10.1121/1.4804945.

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Metabolism of bromine in marine brown algae

Küpper, F. C., L. J. Carpenter, C. Leblanc, C. Toyama, Y. Uchida, B. H. Maskrey, J. Robinson, E. F. Verhaeghe, G. Malin, G. W. Luther, P. M. H. Kroneck, B. Kloareg, W. Meyer-Klaucke, Y. Muramatsu, I. L. Megson, P. Potin, M. C. Feiters. 2013. In vivo speciation studies and antioxidant properties of bromine in Laminaria digitata reinforce the significance of iodine accumulation for kelps, Journal of Experimental Botany 64, 2653-2664.

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Using Remote Sensing to Select and Monitor Wetland Restoration Sites

Victor Klemas (2013) Using Remote Sensing to Select and Monitor Wetland Restoration Sites: An Overview. Journal of Coastal Research: Volume 29, Issue 4: pp. 958-970. 

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Discover Our World!

Switching Cereals

UD study shows how India can help itself by diversifying its crop production.

Mapping Data

Graduate student Abdul Qadir puts love of geography to use through data science.

Seafloor Carbon

UD study finds direct links between old carbon, graphite and seafloor hydrothermal vents.
Helga Huntley

Tracking ocean pollution

Uncovering new clues about how oil, other pollutants move in ocean
Asia Dowtin

Stemflow study

Investigating how rainwater travels in urban forests
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Horseshoe Crabs and Artificial Bait

We are working to identify chemoattractants in horseshoe crabs and produce an artificial bait, reducing the reliance on horseshoe crabs in the eel and conch fisheries.

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CEOE School & Departments

School of Marine Science & Policy

Advancing the understanding, stewardship, and conservation of estuarine, coastal, and ocean environments.

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Department of Earth Sciences

Discovering how geological processes have operated over various time scales to create and influence the planet’s surface environments.

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Department of Geography and Spatial Sciences

Providing a unique spatial perspective that seeks to explain patterns of differences and commonality across the human and natural environment.

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