Funded by the NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority-Serving Institutions Cooperative Agreement Award #NA16SEC4810009

Prian Vidal is a M.S. student in the Environmental Science Program. His interests include restoration ecology and using microbial community identification as a tool to assess ecosystem services in estuarine habitats. His thesis will focus on the influence of eastern oyster (C. virgnica) aquaculture operations on nitrogen transformations and nitrite reductase gene abundance in bottom sediments.