Objectives: In order to understand how land use and anthropogenic activities are currently impacting coral reef communities in American Samoa, I led a research team to the island of Tutuila during July of 2015. Using a diverse set of interdisciplinary methods, we gathered a wide range of samples including ground and coastal surface water samples,… Read More

Submarine groundwater discharge (SGD) is a ubiquitous process that delivers significant amounts of nutrients and other solutes to coastal ecosystems worldwide. Although the quality and quantity of SGD has been characterized at many sites, the biological implications of this process remain  poorly understood. The objective of this work was to compare the physiological response of  macroalgae… Read More