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Prian Vidal

Prian Vidal in an M.S. student in the Environmental Science Program. His interests include restoration ecology and using microbial community identification as a tool to assess ecosystem services in estuarine habitats. His thesis focused on the influence of eastern oyster (C. virgnica) aquaculture operations on nitrogen transformations and nitrite reductase gene abundance in bottom sediments, with a project titled Nitrogen sequestration associated with Oyster aquaculture at the Oyster Bay FL Aquaculture Use Zone, Wakulla County, FL.