New research projects to focus on coastal resilience

The Day newspaper describes new CT Sea Grant projects in their article “New research projects to focus on coastal resilience.” Our project will look into factors and patterns such as temperature and salinity that influence Vibrio parahaeomolyticus, a naturally occurring bacterial pathogen that can infect oysters, cause human illness, and lead to shellfishing closures. The research team also includes Dr. Evan Ward (UCONN Marine Sciences) and Dr. Kristin DeRosia-Banick (CT Department of Agriculture).