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algal blooms (HABs), in natural and man-made water bodies, can have
impacts on fisheries, agriculture, recreation, human health, and the
of many types of adjoining wetlands and waterways. Evidence suggests
that the global
frequency and distribution of HABs is increasing, and there is a
need for comprehensive study of the factors leading to HAB
The South Carolina Algal Ecology Laboratory (SCAEL) was formed
out of a unique partnership between
the University of South
Baruch Institute, and the Marine
Resources Division of the South Carolina Department of Natural
leadership of Dr. Alan
J. Lewitu. Currently under the leadership of Dr. Susan Bennett Wilde,
the laboratory is devoted to
the ecology of phytoplankton, specifically HABs. The SCAEL’s mission is
to advance understanding of
the natural and
factors controlling the development of HABs, and the impacts of HABs on
ecosystems, natural resources, and human health. Ultimately, the SCAEL
seeks to arm
management agencies with the tools needed to monitor, mitigate or
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