Susan Bennett Wilde
a B.S. at the
University of Illinois
in Ecology, Ethology and Evolution. Her masters
thesis was in the Department of Zoology at the University
of Georgia on
heterotrophic, autotrophic, and mixotrophic flagellates in freshwater
plankton. After working as a Research
Technician in an Algal Ecology Laboratory at University
Susan went on for a PhD in Forest Resources with
the Fish and
Wildlife Cooperative Unit at theUniversity
of Georgia. After moving to Charleston, SC,
Susan has worked first as a post-doc for the College of Charleston
and Medical University of South Carolina. She is currently a Research Assistant
Professor for the Baruch Institute
working out of the Marine Resources
of SCDNR. Susan's current
include investigating a potential link between epiphytic cyanobacteria,
macrophytes, and Avian Vacuolar Myelinopathy (AVM).
Additionally, she is assisting with
microscopic and toxin screening of pond, estuarine and nearshore water
with harmful algal blooms.
|Research and Technical Staff
has a B.A. in English with a co-major in Human
Natural Ecology from Emory University.
She joined the Algal Ecology Lab in October of 2001 as a Program
Assistant and coordinates the lab's Fish Kill Response and HAB Response
Programs. She is
currently enrolled in the Masters of
Environmental Studies program at the College
of Charleston. Research interests are concentrated on
restored wetlands and the effect on phytoplankton communities in
eutrophic detention ponds on Kiawah Island, South Carolina.
She has a B.S. in Marine Biology and Zoology from James Cook University in Queensland,
Australia. She started working for the SCAEL in August 2002 prmarily as
a microscopist for phytoplankton identification and
quantification. Krista’s research interests include
studying algal species in relation to environmental health and
examining the life cycles of various algal species.
has a B.S. in
Marine Science from Coastal Carolina University.
He began working with Dr. Lewitus in September 1995. Ken's
primary responsibilities are to manage the SC Algal Ecology Lab and to
run samples for nutrient analysis. He is usually engaged in
several experiments pertaining to his broad spectrum of research
interests that include phytoplankton ecology and community structure,
microbial food web dynamics, phytoplankton community responses to
inorganic & organic nutrients, and impacts of porewater and HABs on
organic matter in lagoonal sediment systems.
a B.S. in Marine Science from East
Stroudsburg University and a M.S. in Marine Biology
from the University of Charleston.
He joined the SCAEL in
August 2003 after spending several years working on various contaminant
bioavailability projects. Chuck's research interests include
studying the effects of stressors (water chemistry, pollutants, algal
toxins, etc.) on oyster cellular biomarkers, and bioassay development.
B.S. in microbiology from Shanxi University
of P.R. China. He joined the SCAEL in May, 2002. Jiqing's
interests include algicidal and algal growth-promoting bacterial
diversity in HABs and the role of
bacteria in algal toxin production.
has a B.S. in Biology (ecology
emphasis) from Erskine College,
and recently earned
of Environmental Studies (MES) degree at College
of Charleston. She started working for the S.C.A.E.L. in August of
2002 as a laboratory assistant. Sarah’s research interests include
studying epiphytic cyanobacteria in relation to Avian Vacuolar
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