Hosting Office: OSVPR - Research Development & Communications
Audience: Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students, Community
Over the last several years the incidence of disease caused by pathogenic Vibrio has risen dramatically, which has led to shellfish bed closures throughout New England, among other locales. Vibrio are normal residents of estuaries but a small fraction can cause gastrointestinal disease and in rare cases, severe wound infections. The ecology of these organisms is poorly understood but their abundance correlates with warmer temperatures and heavy rainfall, conditions which are becoming more frequent.
UNH researchers Cheryl Whistler, Stephen Jones, Vaughn Cooper, and Tom Safford will present their work on the impact of climate change and the rising microbial tide on shellfish safety and public perceptions.
The Faculty Research Excellence Seminar Series presents research by UNH faculty and selected researchers from outside UNH to foster interdisciplinary discussion and encourage new collaborations.