clips were filmed, directed, edited by Mary
Healey Jamiel, Assistant Professor at the
University of Rhode Island, serving jointly in Film Media and Communication Studies.
Scott Nixon, Professor of Oceanography and UNESCO/Cousteau Chair in Coastal Ecology and Global Assessment at the University of Rhode Island discusses how climate change may have altered the seasonal cycle of events in Narragansett Bay and weakened the formerly close links between the bottom of the bay and the overlying water. He has been studying the bay and other Rhode Island coastal ecosystems since 1969. He served for 16 years as Director of the Rhode Island Sea Grant College Program and for many years as Co-Editor-In-Chief of Estuaries, the journal of the Estuarine Research Federation. He has published over 100 scientific papers and served on numerous committees of the U.S. National Research Council, including the Ocean Studies Board. He has been recognized with several awards, including the Ketchum Award for excellence in coastal research from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the Odum Award from the Estuarine Research Federation for lifetime achievement. (http://www.gso.uri.edu/users/swn).