November 17, 2022

Congratulations to Center Affiliate Dr. Jeff Turner and the rest of his team on the new EPA-funded Baffin Bay project!! Our own Erin Hill is working closely with Ana Garcia, Director of the Voices of The Colonias, to engage with residents on important water quality issues that affect their communities. See link below for more details.,-educate-community.php

July 26, 2022

Aaron Baxter was interviewed by the local news for his K9 oil spill detection efforts on the Island through a project entitled "Development of oil-specific canine capability to differentiate between background and newly deposited oils on the Texas coast"! The video clip can be accessed here.

July 21, 2022

Our Director, Dr. Loretta Battaglia, and Dr. Lin Zhang (PENS) were recently awarded a U.S. Department of Energy grant entitled "Connecting the Texas Gulf Coast with compass to build research opportunities and career bridges for an underserved community".

June 28, 2022

Bobby, Juliana and Camille went boating today to collect samples! Dead sea grass clogging the tell-tale along with low seasonal tides forced them to end their trip early, since the boat motor kept overheating. Luckily they were still able to collect a few wrack samples at the Laguna Madre Field Station.

 Two people on a boat Scenery around the Laguna Madre Field Station

June 1, 2022

Erin, Camille and Juliana were out at the Padre Island National Seashore today to sample vernal ponds for branchiopods. Unfortunately, the pools had already dried out from the rain event 6 days ago! They made the most of the beautiful weather anyway!

Juliana and Camille sampling at PINS Juliana and Camille sampling at PINS 

May 18, 2022

Camille and Juliana (Master's students in the Battaglia lab) presented their work at the Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting in Grand Rapids, Michigan!

Camille and her poster at JASM Juliana and her poster at JASM