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Current and Recent Grants and Contracts


Using oyster reefs to improve water quality in a Tybee Island salt marsh creek (final report for 2011-12 project)

http://tybeemarinescience.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Horsepen-Creek-Oyster-Restoration-Project-Final-Report.pdf



Interdisciplinary Marine Science Field Studies - 2011, Improving Teacher Quality Grants Program, (co-PI and Program Director)

 

 

Runoff, Shore Birds, and Beach Water Quality - 2009-2010, GA Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Zone Management Program, to City of Tybee Island, GA

 

 

Effects of oyster restoration in tidal creek on water quality - 2008-2010, sub-contractual among partners: City of Tybee Island, Georgia Power, Georgia Shellfish Research Program

 

 

Multidisciplinary Marine Science Field Studies - 2009, 2010, Improving Teacher Quality Grants Program, (PI and Program Director), 2000-2010

 

 

Invasive Marine Species, research and outreach - 2008-09, GA Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Zone Management Program, to Tybee Island Marine Science Center

(See the "Research Report" on Tybee Island Marine Science Center's Aquatic Invaders webpage: http://tybeemarinescience.org/?page_id=123 )

 

 

Multidisciplinary Marine Science Field Studies - 2008, Improving Teacher Quality Grants Program, (PI and Program Director), 2008, $53,801.

 

 

Watershed Assessment of Tybee Island, GA - 2008-2009, Contract from private engineering firm

 

 

Multidisciplinary Marine Science Field Studies - 2007, Improving Teacher Quality Grants Program, (PI and Program Director), 2007, $54,335.

 

 

Georgia Adopt A Stream Coastal Region Training Center, GA Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Zone Management Program, (PI and Program Director), 2005-2007, $42,000 

 

 

Vernon River Estuary Water Quality Study, Town of Vernonburg via GA Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Zone Management Program, (PI), 2005-2007, $46,164.

 

Fort Pulaski National Monument Salt Marsh Ecosystem Health Investigation: Finfish Study, Department of Interior, (Co-PI and Project Director), 2005-2006, $7,800

 

 

Study of the freshwater/saltwater interface (salt wedge) in the Savannah River as it relates to a controlled freshwater release, The Nature Conservancy. 2005-2006, $14,000

 

 

A Survey of the Mollusks on the Canoochee River, GA Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division, (PI), 2003-2004, $12,730

 

Georgia Sea Grant College Program, NOAA, "Watershed Education in Elementary Schools Utilizing Existing Programs, (PI & Program Director), 2002-2004, $102,500

 

 

National Sea Grant College Program, NOAA, "SG-MSI partnership program. The Business of Science: Using Mariculture as a Tool to Encourage Diversity in Marine Science Careers," (PI and Program Director) 2000-2003, $192,000 

 

Fort Pulaski National Monument Salt Marsh Ecosystem Health Investigation, Department of Interior, (Co-PI and Project Director), 2000-2002, $40,000

 

 

Georgia Adopt A Stream Coastal Region Training Center, GA Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Zone Management Program, (PI and Program Director) 2002-2005, $130,000.

 

Georgia Adopt A Stream Coastal Region Training Center, GA Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Zone Management Program, (PI and Program Director) 1999-2002, $97,000.

 

 

 

Four-eyed Butterfly Fish. Notice the large "false eye."

 

 

 

Flamingo Tongue snail eating a sea fan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recent and Selected Publications and Presentations


Cassidy, B., P. Chakraborty, J. Richardson, K. Sajwan, B. Loganathan. 2011. Contamination profiles of PCB congeners, chlorinated pesticides and PBDEs in sediment and fish samples from estuarine waters of Savannah, Georgia, USA.

 

 

Richardson, J.P. 2011. Final Report for “Runoff, Shore Birds and Beach Water” Project Conducted by the City of Tybee Island and Supported by a Coastal Incentive Grant from the Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. http://crd.dnr.state.ga.us/assets/documents/BeachWQResearch/RunoffShorebirdsandBeachWater.pdfpublished on line in GA DNR Coastal Resources Division, Beach Water Quality Research Projects http://crd.dnr.state.ga.us/content/displaycontent.asp?txtDocument=578

 

 

Richardson, J.P.2010. Research Report for "Invasive Species Research, Education and Outreach" Project Conducted for Tybee Island Marine Science Center and Supported by a Coastal Incentive Grant from the Coastal Resources Divison of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.http://tybeemarinescience.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Megabalanus-coccopoma-Research-Findings.pdf published on line by the Tybee Island Marine Science Center http://tybeemarinescience.org/research-projects(Research Findings)

 

 

Sajwan, K.S., Senthil Kumar, K., Suresh, N., Fowler, A., Richardson, J.P., Loganathan, B.G. 2008. Persistent organochlorine pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls and polybrominated diphenyl ethers in fish from coastal waters Off Savannah, GA, USA. Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry 90, 81-96.

 

Senthil Kumar, K., Sajwan, K.S., Richardson, J., Kannan, K. 2008. Contamination profiles of heavy metals, organochlorine pesticides, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and alkylphenols in sediment and oyster collected from marsh/estuarine Savannah GA USA. Marine Pollution Bulletin 56, 136-149.

 

Sajwan, K.S., Senthil Kumar, K., Paramasivam, S., Sanya. S.C., Richardson, J. 2007. Elemental status in sediment and American oyster collected from Savannah marsh/estuarine ecosystem: An preliminary assessment. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 54, 245-258.

 

 

Richardson, J.P. 2007. Impacts of flood pulse releases on salt distribution in the upper estuary of the Savannah River. Proc. 2007 Georgia Water Resources Conf., March 27-29, 2007, Athens, GA.

 

 

Power, C., R. Feldner, B. Scanlon, M. Frischer, J. Richardson. 2007. Bacterial source tracking in the Vernon River Watershed. Proc. 2007 Georgia Water Resources Conf., March 27-29, 2007, Athens, GA.


Wrona, A., D. Wear, J. Ward, R Sharitz, J. Rosenzweig, J. Richardson, D. Peterson, S. Leach, L. Lee, C. R. Jackson, J. Gordon, M. Freeman, O. Flite, G. Eidson, M. Davis, D. Batzer. 2007. Restoring ecological flows to the lower Savannah River: A collaborative scientific approach to adaptive management. Proc. 2007 Georgia Water Resources Conf., March 27-29, 2007, Athens, GA.

 

Richardson, J.P. 2006. Effects of Altered Storm Water Discharge on Water Quality in the Vernon River Estuary, GA. Presented at the National Water Quality Monitoring Council Conference, San Jose, CA, May 7-11, 2006.

 

 

Richardson, J. and J. Rosenzweig. 2006. Study of the freshwater/saltwater interface (saltwedge) in the Savannah River as it relates to a controlled freshwater release. Georgia Coastal Research Council Conf. Oct. 2006.

 

 

Sajwan K.S., S. Nune, J.P. Richardson, S.K. Kurunthachalam, B. Loganathan. 2006. Selected Organohalogen Compounds Concentrations in Fish Samples Collected from Atlantic Coastal Waters Off Savannah GA, USA. SETAC 2006 Conference Proceedings.

 

 

Richardson, J.P. 2006. Environmental assessment and pollution identification in the Vernon River Estuary. Georgia Coastal Research Council Conf., Oct. 2006.

 

 

Richardson, J.P., K. Sajwan, S. Paramasivam. 2006. Salt Marsh Ecosystem Health at Ft. Pulaski National Monument Near Savannah, Georgia. Presented at the National Water Quality Monitoring Council Conference, San Jose, CA, May 7-11, 2006.

 

 

Richardson, J.P. 2006. Georgia Adopt A Stream Coastal Region Training Center at Savannah State University. Coastal Georgia Research Council Conf., Oct. 2006.

 

 

Sajwan, K.S., K.S. Kumar, S. Nune, J.P. Richardson, and B.G. Loganathan. 2006. Persistent-organochlorine pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls and polybrominated diphenyl ethers in fish from costal waters off Savannah, Georgia, USA. Marine Pollution Bulletin. (submitted)

 

 

Richardson, J.P. 2006. Georgia Adopt A Stream Coastal Region Training Center at Savannah State University. Presented at the National Water Quality Monitoring Council Conference, San Jose, CA, May 7-11, 2006.

 

 

Richardson, J.P. 2005. Coastal Region Training Center for the Georgia Adopt A Stream Program at Savannah State University. Proc. Georgia Water Resources Conf. Vol. 2:816-818.

 

Richardson, J.P. 2004. Monitoring, Education and Partnerships Through the Georgia Southeast and Coastal Region Training Center. National Water Quality Monitoring Council Conference. May 2004, Chattanooga, TN

 

 

Sajwan, K.S., B. G. Loganathan, S. Paramasivam, J.P. Richardson, and K. Kannan. 2003. Endocrine disrupting pollutants in sediments and oysters tissues from Atlantic salt marsh ecosystem off Savannah, Georgia, USA. Organohalogen Compounds. 62: 81-84.

 

Verity, P.G., M.R. Gilligan, M.E. Frischer, M.G. Booth, J.P. Richardson, C. Franklin. 2002. Improving undergraduate research experiences: Lessons from a historically black university’ unusual collaboration. Amer. Assoc. Higher Education Bull. 54:3-6.

 

 

Loganathan, B.G., K.S. Sajwan, J.P. Richardson, C.S. Chetty, D.A. Owen. 2001. Persistent Organochlorine concentrations in sediment and fish from Atlantic coastal and brackish waters off Savannah, Georgia, USA. Mar. Poll. Bull. 42:246-250.

 

 

Richardson, J.P. and G. Mitchell. 1994. Field Guide to Common Marine Algae of San Salvador Island, Bahamas. Bahamian Field Station. 91 pp.

 

 

Richardson, J.P. and M.R. Gilligan. 1994. The tidepool fish community and the structure of the jetty marine ecosystem on southern Cumberland Island, Georgia. Research/Resources Management Report KBRPT 94/06. National Biological Survey, National Park Service, Southeast Regional Office, Atlanta, GA. 65 pp.

 

 

Richardson, J.P. 1991. Community description and monitoring of Cumberland Island jetty at Kings Bay, St. Marys River Entrance, Georgia. in: Biological and Physical Aspects of Dredging, Kings Bay, Georgia. S.V. Cofer-Shabica, ed. Coastlines of the World Series. American Society of Civil Engineers, NY, NY. pp 58-74.

 

 

Richardson, J.P. 1987. Floristic and seasonal characteristics of inshore Georgia macroalgae. Bull. Marine Sci. 40(2):210-219.

 

 

 

 

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