TROY professors helping to protect native land in Louisiana with living shorelines, GRP grant

Dr. Chris Boyd and Dr. Xutong Niu are part of a 12-person team working to protect the Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe's land.

Dr. Chris Boyd and Dr. Xutong Niu are part of a 12-person team working to protect the Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe's land.

Troy University professors Dr. Chris Boyd and Dr. Xutong Niu have been selected to be part of a Louisiana-based team that is striving to help the Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe (PACIT) protect their land from climate-related hazards. 

Made possible thanks to a $780,308 grant awarded by the Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of…

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TROY faculty develops oyster suitability model in collaboration with environmental, county agencies

Dr. Chris Boyd and his team collected water and other samples from over 70 sites along the Choctawhatchee Bay.

Dr. Chris Boyd and his team collected water and other samples from over 70 sites along the Choctawhatchee Bay.

Troy University environmental science faculty recently developed an oyster habitat suitability model for the Choctawhatchee Bay as part of a $114,843 grant from the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance and Northwest Florida State College.

Dr. Chris Boyd, Assistant Professor of restoration ecology in the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, collaborated with Dr. Xutong Niu, Associate Professor…

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TROY professor helps discover new species causing black gill in Georgia shrimp

The Skidaway Institute for Oceanography boat docks on the Skidaway River in Georgia.

The Skidaway Institute for Oceanography boat docks on the Skidaway River in Georgia.

A Troy University biologist recently identified the microscopic parasite behind a mysterious ailment ravaging the shrimp population off the coast of Georgia.

For years, Georgia’s shrimpers have watched in dismay as the shrimp population off the Atlantic coast has dwindled. As the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported, shrimpers there blamed “black gill,” an affliction that darkens…

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TROY professor working to clean up mercury contaminated waterways

Dr. Carrie Miller, an environmental science professor, is conducting research that may help fight mercury contamination in waterways.

Dr. Carrie Miller, an environmental science professor, is conducting research that may help fight mercury contamination in waterways.

A Troy University professor is conducting research that may help fight mercury contamination at water bodies throughout the country.

Dr. Carrie Miller, an environmental science professor at the Troy Campus, is researching the effects of sorbents (materials used to bind contaminants) on mercury contaminated soil gathered from a contaminated creek in Oak Ridge, Tenn., where…

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