Volume 2, Issue 1, 2003

This issue explores Rhode Island's biotechnology future and exciting initiatives taking place at the University of Rhode Island (URI).

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Fascinated by Fish: URI Researchers Use Molecular Biology to Advance Aquaculture Techniques
By Arliss Ryan
Sea Grant and Land Grant researchers are incorporating cutting-edge molecular biology techniques to study environmental conditions and diseases that affect the health of aquacultured fish.

Agricultural Biotechnology: URI Feeds Students with Know-how and the World with Food
By Arliss Ryan
A URI researcher is breaking new ground in molecular improvement and gene discovery in grasses and cereal crops and is introducing people to the exciting new world of biotechnology.

Is Rhode Island Ready for the Biotechnology Revolution?
By Arliss Ryan
Biotechnology firms need a trained workforce to develop new products and bring them to market. To respond, URI now offers a biotechnology option within its microbiology major that trains students to work in the biotechnology field.

The Warming of Narragansett Bay
By Scott W. Nixon, Steve Granger, and Betty Buckley
A new analysis of historical temperature data suggests that Narragansett Bay may be getting warmer—a trend that could have dramatic effects on the Bay's ecology.

In Brief

Walk this way: Guide to shoreline access in the works
By Monica Allard Cox

Good fellows: URI graduate students receive laurels, but no rest
By Monica Allard Cox

New URI Genomics and Sequencing Center to open with NSF grant
By Arliss Ryan

Yellowtail flounder study applies "best science" to selectivity debate
By Tony Corey

New Center for Biotechnology and Molecular Biosciences
By Arliss Ryan

Funding Ocean State science
By Monica Allard Cox

State-of-the-Art Aquaculture Research Facility Opens on Bay Campus

Up to the Minute

Governor Carcieri promotes biotechnology partnerships as key to economic development
By Arliss Ryan

Rhode Island Sea Grant
University of Rhode Island
Graduate School of Oceanography
Narragansett, RI 02882

Cooperative Extension
College of Environment and Life Sciences
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI 02881


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