The 'Marine Disease' theme issue published by the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B was compiled and edited by Kevin Lafferty and Eileen Hofmann. It was published online in February 2016.
Aquatic Health student Kelley Uhlig was the recipient of a Student Travel Award allowing her to present her research on toxic chemicals at the 2015 National Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) meeting
Kristina Hill-Spanick, former Aquatic Health student, publishes part of her master thesis in the journal Marine Ecology Progress Series.
Ryan Carnegie, Jeff Shields and Andrew Wargo as well as graduate student Zoemma Warshafsky, participated in the NSF-funded Research Coordination Network (RCN) entitled "'Evaluating the impacts of a changing ocean on management and ecology of infectious marine disease'.
Professor Jeff Shields and colleagues demonstrate behavioral immunity in spiny lobsters.
Kim Reece was one of the invited plenary speakers in the session "Blooming Microbes in Aquatic Environments" at the 2015 General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.
Professors John Hoenig (VIMS Fisheries Dept.) and Jeff Shields (VIMS Aquatic Health Sciences Dept.) received a NOAA MARFIN award to study important reef fishes in the US Virgin Islands.
Professor Mike Newman publishes a book entitled "Fundamentals of Ecotoxicology: The Science of Pollution, Fourth Edition"
VIMS researchers investigate the potential impact of bridge work on water quality and health of oyster larvae.