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Marc Frischer

UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography
Savannah, GA, USA

Environmental Microbiology, Molecular Biology

Issues of Interest:

  • Estuarine Water Quality
  • Marsh Processes
  • Continental Shelf

Current Projects:

  • Nitrate utilization by heterotrophic bacteria
  • Determination of single cell activity of marine bacterioplankton
  • Biocomplexity in mangrove forest ecosystem
  • Biocomplexity - Phaeocystis as a complex adaptive system
  • Alternate bacteriological indicators of estuarine water quality
  • Diagnostics of diseases of aquatic organisms (crabs and shrimp)
  • The Hematodinium epidemic in blue crab populations in GA
  • Education and research partnerships within the University System of Georgia
  • Exotic Species

Estuary, marsh, continental shelf (others, too).

Project Links:

Biomonitoring for the Georgia Coast: Oysters as Sentinels of Coastal
Water Quality

     Marc Frischer (Skidaway Institute of Oceanography), Keith Maruya (Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority)

Microbial Indexing of Saltmarsh Health and Recovery: Development of a Health/Productivity Scale
     Marc Frischer (Skidaway Institute of Oceanography), Jeffrey King (US Army Corps/Adjunct SkIO), Carla Curran (Savannah State Univ.), and Dionne Hoskins (Savannah State Univ.)

Establishment of a Shrimp Disease Diagnosis Center and Survey of Georgia Coastal Waters For Viruses
     Marc Frischer (Skidaway Institute of Oceanography)

Optimizing Zebra Mussel Control and Preventing Dispersal Through Improved Veliger Detection Using an rRNA Probe
    Marc Frischer (Skidaway Institute of Oceanography)

Biocomplexity: Bio-feedback Basis of Self Organization in Planktonic Ecosystems Using Phaeocystis as a Model Complex Adaptive System
    Peter Verity, Marc Frischer (Skidaway Inst. of Oceanography), Mark Hay (Georgia Inst. of Technology), and Bernard Patten (Univ. of Georgia)

Molecular Approaches for In Situ Studies of Nitrate Utilization by Marine Bacteria
     Marc Frischer, Peter Verity, (Skidaway Inst. of Oceanography), Debbie Bronk (Virginia Institute of Marine Science), and Matt Gilligan (Savannah State Univ.)



Recent Publications:

Sanderson, M. P., D. A. Bronk, J. C. Nejstgaard, P. G. Verity, A. F. Sazhin, M. E. Frischer. 2008. Phytoplankton and bacterial uptake of inorganic and organic nitrogen during an induced bloom of Phaeocystis pouchetii. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 51: 153-168.

Troedsson, Christofer, Richard F. Lee, Tina Walters, Vivica Stokes, Karrie Brinkley, Verena Naegele, and Marc E. Frischer. 2008. Detection and discovery of crustacean parasites in blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus) by using 18S rRNA gene-targeted denaturing high-performance liquid chromatography. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 74(14): 4346-4353.


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