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Kathryn Coyne

Director, Delaware Sea Grant & Associate Professor


Research Interests

Biochemical and molecular ecology of harmful algal bloom species; development of biological indicators; production of algal biofuel coupled to bioremediation


• Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of Delaware, 1997.
• B.S., Chemistry, University of Delaware, 1986.

Contact Information

University of Delaware
College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
700 Pilottown Rd.
Lewes, DE 19958

Office: 214 Cannon Laboratory
Phone: 1-302-645-4236
Email: kcoyne@udel.edu


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Current Lab Members

Yanfei Wang, PhD Student

Yuechen Shi, M.S. Student

Christopher Grasso, M.S. Student

Amanda Williams, M.S. Student


Publications List (2001-2018)

Algicidal Bacteria

A bacterial compound may one day be used to prevent harmful algal blooms in canals such as this one in Delaware's Inland Bays

Bioremediation of Pollutants

Investigating the potential for biofuel production while reducing greenhouse gases in industrial smokestack emissions.

Molecular Detection of Harmful Algae

Results of this project will inform resource management on capabilities and limitations of each method.

Algicidal Exudate from Shewanella

Algicidal activity is specific to dinoflagellates

Ciliates at Guaymas Hydrothermal Vents

High diversity of ciliates at Guaymas

NR2: A Novel Nitrate Reductase

Chimeric NR enzyme in raphidophytes


• Marine Ecology• Marine Genomics• Molecular Ecology


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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College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment • 111 Robinson Hall • Newark, DE 19716 • USA • Phone: 302-831-8062
Geography and Spatial Sciences: 302-831-2294 • Earth Sciences: 302-831-2569 • Marine Science and Policy: 302-645-4212 • E-mail: ceoe-info@udel.edu

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