Blog Archives

A global network for marine sustainability

inshore1400-590x393

Experts from around the world recently came together at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center as part of a new international network of scientists dedicated to studying climate change through the lens of marine sustainability.

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Marine and Environmental Sciences

MSC faculty member receives prestigious German fellowship

Boston-skyline-from-MSC

Associate Professor Justin Ries has been awarded a 10-month fellowship-in-residence to research the impacts of ocean acidification on marine shell-builders.

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Marine and Environmental Sciences

Researchers discover new digestive strategy in shipworms

DanDistel14001-740x493

OGL Director, Dan Distel, has discovered a novel digestive strategy in a wood-boring clam that may be a game-changer for the production of clean biofuels.

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Marine and Environmental Sciences

First genome of an Antarctic notothenioid fish sequenced

Notothenia-coriiceps-the-Antarctic-Bullhead-notothen-740x577

Pro­fessor H. William Det­rich is part of an inter­na­tional research team that has sequenced the first genome of an Antarctic notothe­nioid fish.

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Marine and Environmental Sciences

What lights their fire

What Lights My Fire

What lights pro­fessor Mark Patterson’s fire is “the fire of life,” a phrase used by Max Kleiber as the title for his 1961 book in which the Swiss sci­en­tist pre­sented fun­da­mental con­cepts for under­standing energy metabolism.

Tagged with: ,
Posted in Marine and Environmental Sciences

How does marine life survive climate extremes?

cybersees1400-740x493

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Northeastern University will uses a National Science Foundation grant to examine organisms in the Gulf of Maine.

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Marine and Environmental Sciences

Water in the Netherlands–Past, Present, and Future

The-Water1400

Jen­nifer Mocarski, who works in Northeastern’s USCI, reflects on her recent trip abroad as part of the Florida Earth Foundation’s US-​​Netherlands Con­nec­tion Project.

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Marine and Environmental Sciences

3Qs: Why time is now to link science, ocean policy

climateocean1400

Northeastern professor Brian Helmuth has co-authored a paper in the journal Nature Climate Change examining the need to further integrate science into U.S. climate and ocean policy.

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Marine and Environmental Sciences

What’s wiping out the Caribbean corals?

gw1400b-740x493

Student-researchers at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center turned to crowdfunding to support their work in Panama examining white-band disease, which has killed up to 95 percent of the Caribbean’s reef building corals.

Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Marine and Environmental Sciences

Some scientists have all the fun

Marks-Photography_Mission-31-123

These folks aren’t here for the perks–although there are many–of a life on the sea. They’re here because they love the data and what it could mean for the world, just as much as they love col­lecting it.

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Marine and Environmental Sciences