Co-Coordinator of the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Acidification Network (MACAN)


Grace Saba serves as a co-coordinator of MACAN (http://www.midacan.org/), one of many regional acidification networks across the United States. MACAN is coordinated by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Association Coastal Ocean Observing System (MARACOOS) and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO). MACAN seeks to answer basic questions about the intensity, frequency, and location of acidification events. MACAN seeks to understand the causes of those events, whether from atmospheric sources of carbon, land based pollution, or something else. MACAN also works to educate managers, elected officials, industry representatives, and the public about solutions to reduce those sources of acidification. MACAN can be a starting point to work together towards data driven answers to tough acidification questions.

NOAA Coastal and Ocean Climate Applications (COCA)


Grace and Vincent Saba, graduate student Emily Slesinger (shown in photo), and undergraduate student Rachael Young presented their research at the NOAA Sandy Hook Science Days

Project PARKA (Planting AntaRctica in KAnsas)


Project PARKA (Planting AntaRctica in KAnsas): http://coseenow.net/project-parka/. Participating high school teachers and students in 19 different high schools in Kansas worked with me to learn about interdisciplinary oceanographic research taking place at the West Antarctic Peninsula. This exciting research mission worked to characterize the connection between ocean chemistry, climate change, and Antarctic food webs. During the 2013-14 academic year, students learned the research mission science through participating in classroom lessons, following mission blogs, talking with scientists at Palmer Station, Antarctica, through Live Video Broadcasts, meeting the research scientists, and presenting their own research at a spring Student Research Symposium. Teachers participated in a summer workshop in July 2013 to learn about the science and project.



Social Media

Schofield, O., Aragon, D., Jones, C., Kohut, J., Miles, T. N., Roarty, H., Saba, G., Yi, X., Glenn, S. 2018. Maturing glider technology providing a modular platform capable of mapping ecosystems in the ocean. In Challenges and Innovations in Ocean In-Situ Sensors, Delory and Pearlman (Eds). Elsevier, York. pp. 173-193.

Schofield, O., Glenn, S., Kohut, J., Miles, T., Roarty, H., Saba, G., McDonnell, J. 2018. Developing practical data skills in undergraduate students using ocean observatories. Marine Technology Society 52(1): 1-7.

Chave, R., Buermans, J., Lemon, D., Taylor, J.C., Lembke, C., DeCollibus, C., Saba, G., Reiss, C.S. 2018. Adapting Multi-Frequency Echo-sounders for Operation on Autonomous Vehicles. OCEANS'18 MTS/IEEE, Charleston, SC, USA, 2018, pp. 1-6.

Kohut, J., Glenn, S., McDonnell, J., Miles, T., Saba, G., Schofield, O. 2018. Workforce Development Supporting the Blue Economy: A Master’s Program of Integrated Ocean Observing at Rutgers University. OCEANS'18 MTS/IEEE, Charleston, SC, USA, 2018, pp. 1-8.

Saba, G., Wright-Fairbanks, E., Chen, B., Cai, W.-J., Barnard, A.H., Jones, C.P., Branham, C.W., Wang, K., Miles, T. 2018. Developing a profiling glider pH sensor for high resolution coastal ocean acidification monitoring. OCEANS'18 MTS/IEEE, Charleston, SC, USA, 2018, pp. 1-8.

Schofield, O., Brown, M., Kohut, J., Nardelli, S., Saba, G., Waite, N. 2018. Changes in the upper ocean mixed layer and phytoplankton productivity along the West Antarctic Peninsula. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A. 376: 20170173, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2017.0173.

Schofield, O., Saba, G.K., Coleman, K., Carvalho, A.F., Couto, N., Ducklow, H., Finkel, Z., Irwin, A., Kahl, A., Miles, T., Montes-Hugo, M., Stammerjohn, S., Waite, N. 2017. Decadal variability in coastal phytoplankton community composition in a changing West Antarctic Peninsula. Deep-Sea Research I 124: 42-54.

Fountain, A.G., Saba, G.K., Adams, B., Doran, P., Fraser, W., Gooseff, M., Obryk, M., Priscu, J.C., Stammerjohn, S., Virginia, R.. 2016. The impact of a large-scale climate event on Antarctic ecosystem processes. Bioscience 66(10): 848-863.

Gutt, J., Constable, A., Cummings, V., Hosie, G., McIntyre, T., Mintenbeck, K., Murray, A., Peck, L.S., Ropert-Coudert, Y., Saba, G., Schofield, O., Schloss, I., Stefels, J., Takahashi, K. 2016. Vulnerability of Southern Ocean biota to climate change. Antarctic Environments Portal, http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/513335/.

Schofield, O., Jones, C., Kohut, J., Kremer, U., Miles, T.N., Saba, G.K., Webb, D., Glenn. 2015, S. Developing Coordinated Communities of Autonomous Gliders for Sampling Coastal Ecosystems. Marine Technology Society Journal 49(3): 9-16.

Saba, G.K., Fraser, W.R., Saba, V.S., Iannuzzi, R.A., Coleman, K.E., Doney, S.C., Ducklow, H.W., Martinson, D.G., Miles, T.N., Patterson-Fraser, D.L., Stammerjohn, S.E., Steinberg, D.K., and Schofield, O. 2014. Winter and Spring Controls on the Summer Food Web of the coastal West Antarctic Peninsula. Nature Communications, 5: 4318,
 doi: 10.1038/ncomms5318.

Schofield, O., Kohut, J., Saba, G., Yi, X., Wilkin, J., and S. Glenn. Ocean observing and prediction. 2014. In: Y.Q. Wang, Ed., Encyclopedia of Natural Resources. Taylor Francis, New York, NY. doi:10.1018/E-ENRW-120048087.

Schofield, O., Ducklow, H., Bernard, K., Doney, S., Patterson-Fraser, D., Gorman, K., Martinson, D., Meredith, M., Saba, G., Stammerjohn, S., Steinberg, D., and W. Fraser. 2013. Penguin biogeography along the West Antarctic Peninsula. Oceanography 26: 78-80.

Saba, G.K., and D.K. Steinberg. 2012. Abundance, composition, and sinking rates of fish fecal pellets in the Santa Barbara Channel. Scientific Reports 2: doi:10.1038/srep00716.

Saba, G.K., Schofield, O., Torres, J.J., Ombres, E.H., and D.K. Steinberg. 2012. Increased feeding and nutrient excretion of adult Antarctic krill, Euphausia superba, exposed to enhanced carbon dioxide (CO2). PLoS ONE: doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0052224.

Schofield, O., Roarty, H., Saba, G., Xu, Y., Kohut, J., Glenn, S., Manderson, J., and M. Oliver. 2012. Phytoplankton dynamics and bottom water oxygen during a large bloom in the summer of 2011. Oceans, 2012 , doi: 10.1109/OCEANS.2012.6405078.

Saba, G.K., Steinberg, D.K., and D.A. Bronk. 2011. The relative importance of sloppy feeding, excretion, and fecal pellet leaching in the release of dissolved carbon and nitrogen by Acartia tonsa copepods. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 404: 47-56.

Saba, G.K., Steinberg, D.K., Bronk, D.A., and A.R. Place. 2011. The effects of harmful algal species and food concentration on zooplankton grazer production of dissolved organic matter and inorganic nutrients. Harmful Algae 10: 291-303.

Saba, G.K., Steinberg, D.K., and D.A. Bronk. 2009. Effects of diet on release of dissolved organic and inorganic nutrients by the copepod Acartia tonsa. Marine Ecology Progress Series 386: 147-161.

Steinberg, D.K. and G.K. Saba. 2008. Nitrogen consumption and metabolism in marine zooplankton. In: Capone, D.G., Bronk, D.A., Mulholland, M.R., and E.J. Carpenter, eds., Nitrogen in the Marine Environment, 2nd Edition. Academic Press, Boston. p 1135-1196.

Goldthwait, S.A., Carlson, C.A., Henderson, G.K., and A.L. Alldredge. 2005. Effects of physical fragmentation on remineralization of marine snow. Marine Ecology Progress Series 305: 59-65.