Marine Science-Social Media / Fungicide Safety

Marine Science-Social Media 2

Researchers at USF's College of Marine Science are finding new, creative ways to use social media to share what they're learning with students and the public. University Beat on WUSF TV shows you how an underwater vehicle is using Twitter to share information it’s discovering with both researchers and the public.

Fungicide Safety

It’s been fifty years since the book “Silent Spring” led to the banning of the pesticide DDT. Today, a pair of USF biologists is putting another one of the world’s most commonly used fungicides under the microscope. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 looks at their recently published study, which shows that freshwater ecosystems may be at serious risk from the chemical, even at levels below those previously deemed safe by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Marine Science-Social Media
Teresa Greely, USF College of Marine Science
Teresa Greely's Adventures at Sea blog
JOIDES Resolution blog
JOIDES Resolution Facebook page
Tavros Twitter
USF EcoSystems Technology Group website
Fungicide Safety
Jason Rohr, Assistant Professor, USF Dept. of Integrative Biology
Study from July 2012's Ecology Letters on chlorothalonil's effect on freshwater ecosystems
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Study from August 2011's Environmental Health Perspectives on chlorothalonil's effect on amphibians

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Mark Schreiner

Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.

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