August 24, 2016


April 27, 2016

I had the opportunity to discuss research our research project, headed by Dr. Rachel Noble, with members of the NC General Assembly and General Administration.  During the talk, I shucked an oyster on stage and ate it in front of everyone.  Trying to get the point acro...

February 23, 2016

The human-pathogenic marine bacteria Vibrio vulnificus and V. parahaemolyticus are strongly correlated with water temperature, with concentrations increasing as waters warm seasonally. Both of these bacteria can be concentrated in filter-feeding shellfish, especia...

February 19, 2016

Compiled and edited by Kevin D. Lafferty and Eileen E. Hofmann


Available at Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B


The theme issue starts by focusing on how diseases impact marine organisms and populations. Guo et al. review how marine diseases interact with...

February 16, 2016

Infectious marine diseases can decimate populations and are increasing among some taxa due to global change and our increasing reliance on marine environments. Marine diseases become emergencies when significant ecological, economic or social impacts occur.We can prepa...

April 1, 2015

Marine diseases can have substantial ecological, economic, and social impacts.  Sadly, there is very limited funding available to identify, monitor, forecast, or mitigate marine diseases.  The Marine Disease Emergency Act (H.R. 5546), reintroduced by Rep. Dennis Heck (...

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