F. John Vernberg is a retired UofSC professor and the founding director of the Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences. He served as director for 27 years and was the driving force behind the creation of the university’s interdisciplinary marine science program. The F. John Vernberg Bicentennial Fellowship supports graduate students as they conduct research related to marine and coastal sciences with the Baruch Institute.
Nayan Mallick and Levi McKercher, both PhD graduate students in the Stone lab, were awarded a $1,000 F.J. Vernberg Fellowship to conduct research on zooplankton dynamics in north Inlet estuary and on the functions of floating wetlands in stormwater detention ponds, respectively. Congrats!