Cindy Van Dover

c.vandover@duke.edu
NSOE; MSC

 

Location 1

Research Location
Antarctica (multiple projects)

Research Objective
To study the abrupt environmental change in the Larsen Ice Shelf System by collecting sediment cores and samples.

Collaborating Institution
Scripps Institute of Oceanography, University of Hawaii, Hamilton College, University of Alaska – Fairbanks

Funding Source/Sponsor
National Science Foundation

Students Involved
David Honig, Megumi Shimizu

 

Location 2

Research Location
Atlantic Ocean deep sea vents and seeps

Research Objective
To study the biodiversity, biogeography, and connectivity of invertebrates from chemosynthetic ecosystems and invertebrate functional anatomy.

Collaborating Institution
Several.

Funding Source/Sponsor
Several including: National Science Foundation, Nautilus Minerals

Students Involved
MEM: Sarah Gillig, Kate Brogan, Nicole Carlozo, Alissa Martuano, Varun Kumar, Ning Wang; PhD: Andrew Thaler, David Honig, Megumi Shimizu, Jameson Clarke, Abbe LaBella, Jamie Wagner

 

Location 3

Research Location
Barbados (multiple projects)

Research Objective
To study connectivity in the Western Atlantic seep populations by collecting samples using a ROV (remotely operated vehicle) of mooring, bone, and wood deployments.

Collaborating Institution
Oregon State University, North Carolina State University

Funding Source/Sponsor
National Science Foundation

Students Involved
Jameson Clarke, Abbe LaBella, Jamie Wagner

 

Location 4

Research Location
Cayman Islands (multiple projects)

Research Objective
To study hydrothermal circulation and chemosythetic life through the use of a ROV (remotely operated vehicle) and HROV (hybrid remotely operated vehicle) to collect samples of bone and wood deployments.  To study hydrothermal activity and deep-ocean biology of the Mid-Cayman Rise.

Collaborating Institution
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, National Oceanography Centre (UK)

Funding Source/Sponsor
National Science Foundation, National Oceanography Centre (UK), Ocean Exploration Trust

Students Involved
Jameson Clarke

 

Location 5

Research Location
Papua New Guinea

Research Objective
To study and collect samples using a ROV (remotely operated vehicle).

Collaborating Institution
None.

Funding Source/Sponsor
Natilus Minerals

Students Involved
None.

 

Websites
http://oceanography.ml.duke.edu/vandover
www.nautiluslive.org
http://www.marine-geo.org/tools/search/entry.php?id=NBP1203
http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/explorations/ex1304/
https://nicholas.duke.edu/marinelab/people/faculty/van-dover

 

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