EPA awards nearly $1 million in grant funds to SJSU/MLML researchers studying harmful algal blooms

We are excited to announce that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded a nearly $1 million grant to San Jose State University and Moss Landing Marine Laboratories to address the environmental challenges posed by harmful algal blooms (HABs).

SJSU/MLML research faculty member Dr. Holly Bowers and Central Coast Wetlands Group (CCWG) researchers Ross Clark and Kevin O’Connor will use the funds to research how to prevent and control HABs using runoff treatment systems to reduce nutrient discharges from farms. This grant is part of $6,487,188 million awarded to seven institutions across the country.  "We are excited to participate in this new research to measure the connections between agricultural runoff and harmful algal blooms, and to identify sustainable agricultural practices that will lead to better ocean conditions,” says SJSU College of Science Dean Michael Kaufman.

Read more here about this new research project in the EPA press release