Species Identification Training for Effective Monitoring and Management of Harmful Algal Blooms
Texas A&M University Galveston
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
The U.S. Department of Treasury
The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 5: Centers of Excellence Research Grant Program
Human and Social
Effective monitoring and management of harmful algal blooms, over growths of algae that can impact ecosystems and human and animal health, relies on accurate and timely identification of the species involved. However, many trained in this specialty are either retired or retiring. This program will provide critical comprehensive training in identification and taxonomy for scientists, technicians and managers.
Antonietta Quigg, Jay Rooker, David Wells, Michael Dance, Greg Stunz, David Portnoy, Richard Kline
Grant funds to support the development of algal taxonomic and identification training programs.