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One of Susan Vincent's students in the field

Susan's Summers: An SSP Fellow Inspires a Season of Research

Susan Vincent, a 2009 SSP Fellow, doesn’t take a summer break from teaching the students at the Young Women’s Leadership Institute in New York City. Instead, she spends her vacation trudging through knee-deep water and mud so thick it is possible to get stuck. This summer she regularly took several of her students, as well as some boys from a nearby school, to Piermont Marsh to take water samples. The marsh is in poor condition and has been taken over by an opportunistic plant, Phragmites, which now covers 75% of the marsh vegetation. Susan’s group is studying how fast it is invading and what it means for animal life.

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Gulf Oil Spill. Credit: BP

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Gulf oil finds many paths

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The hole at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico may be plugged, but the problems aren't over. There's still a lot of oil in the water. Scientists are trying to find and remove it — and that's a difficult process. Read More

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