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Candace A Oviatt
Professor of Oceanography
Director, Marine Ecosystems Research Lab (MERL)
MERL Room 4
401-874-6661

Educational Background

Ph.D., Biological Oceanography
B.S., Biology
University of Rhode Island
Bates College
1967
1961

Areas of Specialization

Research

Candace Oviatt's current research focuses on coastal ecosystem studies, particularly system production and respiration as measured by oxygen and carbon, carbon and nutrient cycling,benthic-water column interactions, and the functional role of higher trophic levels.

Teaching

Candace Oviatt co-taught a course on Narragansett Bay (OCG 694) with Scott Nixon for Spring 2011 and in Fall 2012 she taught Oceans and Climate (OCG 693).

Outreach

Oviatt, C.A. 2012. Exploring Hypoxia. Research Innovation: 56-58. International Innovation is the leading global dissemination resource for the wider scientific, technology and research communities, dedicated to disseminating the latest science, research and technological innovations on a global level. More information and a complimentary subscription offer to the publication can be found at: www.researchmedia.eu (see publications for link).

Students

Greg Ellis
D. Chris Melrose
Kim Whitman Hyde
Brooke Longval
Chris Calabretta
Linda Auker
Matt Schult
Jason Krumholz
Leslie Smith
Jeff Mercer
Conor McManus
Brita Jessen
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Publications:

Smith, L. M., Whitehouse, S., & Oviatt, C. A. 2010. Impacts of climate change on Narragansett Bay. Northeastern Naturalist 17(1): 77-99

Taylor, D. I., C. A. Oviatt, D. G. Borkman.  2011.  Non-linear responses of a coastal aquatic ecosystem to large decreases in nutrient and organic loadings.  Estuaries and Coasts 34: 745-757.

Codiga, D., H. Stoffel, C. Deacutis, S. Kiernan, C. Oviatt. 2009. Narragansett Bay hypoxic event characteristics: Inter-annual variability, geographic distribution, intermittency, and spatial synchronicity. Estuaries and Coasts, 32(4): 621-641.

Reel Bites video for the Fall 2008 URI Honors Colloquium: People and Planet, Global Environmental Change

Calabretta, C.J. and C.A. Oviatt. 2008. The response of benthic macrofauna to anthropogenic stress in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island: A review of human stressors and assessment of community conditions. Marine Polution Bulletin 56:1680-1695.

Oviatt, C., K. Hyde, A. Keller, J. Turner. 2007. Production patterns in Massachusetts Bay with outfall relocation. Estuaries and Coasts 30: 35-46.

Melrose, D. C., C. Oviatt, M. Berman. 2007. Hypoxic events in Narragansett Bay, RI during the summer of 2001. Estuaries and Coasts 30: 47-53.

Hyde, Kimberly J. W., John E. O’Reilly, Candace A. Oviatt. 2007. Validation of Sea WiFS chlorophyll in Massachusetts Bay. Continental Shelf Research 27: 1677-1691.

Oviatt, C., A. Gold. 2005. Plant nitrogen in coastal waters. Ch 8. In: Nitrate, Agriculture and the Environment. T. Addiscott, Ed. CAB International, UK.

Oviatt, C. A. 2004. The changing ecology of temperate coastal waters during a warming trend. Estuaries. 27: 895-904.

Oviatt, C., S. Olsen, M. Andrews, J. Collie, T. Lynch, K. Raposa. 2003. A century of fishing and fish fluctuations in Narragansett Bay. Reviews in Fisheries Science 11:1-22.

Oviatt, C.A., A.A. Keller, and L. Reed. 2002. Annual primary production in Narragansett Bay with no bay-wide winter-spring phytoplankton bloom. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 54: 1013-1026.

Keller, A.A., C.A. Oviatt, H.A. Walker and J.D. Hawk. 1999. Predicted impacts of elevated temperature on the magnitude of the winter-spring phytoplankton bloom in temperate coastal waters: A mesocosm study. Limnology and Oceanography 44(2):344-356.

Oviatt, C.A. 2012. Exploring Hypoxia. Research Innovation: 56-58. International Innovation is the leading global dissemination resource for the wider scientific, technology and research communities, dedicated to disseminating the latest science, research and technological innovations on a global level. More information and a complimentary subscription offer to the publication can be found at: www.researchmedia.eu


History

Member for
7 years 3 weeks