Marine science faculty and students present their research at the 2016 IMS Symposium

More than 60 members of the UMass system attended the annual symposium to present the research being conducted across all UMass campuses.

IMS 2016 coordinators
Assistant Professor Gavin Fay and UMassD grad students Chang Liu (left) and Robert Wildermuth (right) served as coordinators for this year's IMS Research Symposium. (Photo by Tailyn Clark, UMassD)


Faculty and graduate students from all UMass campuses presented and showcased their marine science research today during the 2016 Intercampus Marine Science (IMS) Research Symposium on the campus of UMass Dartmouth. The diversity of research topics in the IMS Symposium reflected that of the IMS community, and included nearly 30 talks and posters by masters- and PhD-level students from Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, and Lowell campuses.

Subjects ranged from the impacts of ocean acidification to regional weather and climate modeling and analysis. Various posters documenting marine science research – including the effects of climate change on fishery management to carbon dioxide emissions associated with the restoration of tidal salt marsh, and developing geolocation methods for ground fish species – were also presented.

“IMS faculty, staff, and students are extremely prolific in their scholarly contributions, producing peer-reviewed papers in top journals, giving presentations at national and international conferences, and performing outreach to stakeholders and the public,” says Gavin Fay, UMass Dartmouth Assistant Professor of Fisheries Oceanography.

For a complete list of oral and poster presentations, download the IMS Research Symposium Schedule.

About the IMS Graduate Program:

The IMS Graduate Program is comprehensive program that reflects the complex multi-disciplinary nature of the marine sciences, with a mission to advance the scientific understanding, management, economic growth, and sustainability of marine environments. A total of 77 students pursuing master’s degrees, PhDs, and professional science of master’s degrees are enrolled in IMS programs across the University of Massachusetts communities.


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