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Awardee:RESEARCH FOUNDATION FOR THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, THE
Doing Business As Name:SUNY at Stony Brook
PD/PI:
  • Mary I Scranton
  • (631) 632-8735
  • mary.scranton@stonybrook.edu
Co-PD(s)/co-PI(s):
  • Gordon T Taylor
Award Date:06/13/1995
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ 218,319
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 218,319
  • FY 1996=$118,362
  • FY 1995=$99,957
Start Date:06/01/1995
End Date:05/31/1998
Transaction Type:Grant
Agency:NSF
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.050
Primary Program Source:490100 NSF RESEARCH & RELATED ACTIVIT
Award Title or Description:Cycling of Labile Intermediates at the Oxic/Anoxic Interface
Federal Award ID Number:9415790
DUNS ID:804878247
Parent DUNS ID:020657151
Program:Chemical Oceanography

Awardee Location

Street:WEST 5510 FRK MEL LIB
City:Stony Brook
State:NY
ZIP:11794-0001
County:Stony Brook
Country:US
Awardee Cong. District:01

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:SUNY at Stony Brook
Street:WEST 5510 FRK MEL LIB
City:Stony Brook
State:NY
ZIP:11794-0001
County:Stony Brook
Country:US
Cong. District:01

Abstract at Time of Award

9415790 SCRANTON This investigation will be a biogeochemical component of a times- series study of carbon cycling in the Cariaco Basin, a nature depression on the continental shelf of Venezuela. Because of restricted lateral water exchange with the open sea to the north, this Basin with its oxygenated surface waters overlying extensive anoxic waters offers an ideal opportunity to study organic decomposition near a oxidation-reduction boundary. In particular, this study will focus on the effects of carbon flux, sulfate- reducing and methanogenic bacteria, and grazing of the bacteria on the cycling of low molecular-weight fatty acids. The latter constitute an important class of fermentation intermediates and are key intermediates in carbon cycling under anoxic organic decomposition in the Cariaco Basin and should be extensible to other similar environments on the margins of the world ocean.

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