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Crucial LI Sound Research Receives Funding

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More than $1.5 million in funding has been awarded for four research projects looking into ecological issues in the Long Island Sound (LIS) and its watershed. The funding will be administered by New York Sea Grant (NYSG) at Stony Brook University.

Li sound research
Large amounts of nitrogen loads in Long Island Sound and other water bodies can stimulate an excessive growth of plant plankton and macroalgae, leading to eutrophication. Credit: Ryan Strother/NYSG.

The projects – supported via a partnership between NYSG and Connecticut Sea Grant (CTSG) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through the Long Island Sound Study (LISS) – address topics affecting the ecological health of the Sound, like hypoxia (lack of oxygen in the water column), biological parameters for water quality management, and the scope and impact of landscaping practices. This funding represents a historic investment in LIS ecological research, as it is the largest amount of funding provided for research projects through this partnership.

Read more about the funded projects.

LI Sound Research Conference
Since 2008, the Long Island Sound Research Program conducted by CTSG and NYSG for the LISS has provided more than $5.6 million in funding for 23 research projects. The results of research studies focusing on the Sound and its watershed will be the focus of the Long Island Sound Research Conference – a NYSG, CTSG and LISS co-sponsored event to be held at Danford’s in Port Jefferson, NY on Friday, March 15 – that will include several researchers from Stony Brook.

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