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Winter Spartina experiment underway

GCE researcher Jessica O'Connell is directing an experiment in which we're growing Spartina aquaponically (roots in water) to determine how over-wintering plants respond to different levels of "soil" temperature, salinity and nutrients. Graduate student Alyssa Hockaday (Pennings lab) is running the experiment day to day at Sapelo. The greenhouse was built from a kit by our handy GCE technicians, and will be available in the future for other projects.

The hydroponic Spartina

The beautiful greenhouse

(Contact Steve Pennings for additional information)

submitted Dec 20, 2021


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959, OCE-1237140 and OCE-1832178. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.