For many, reading about complex scientific research and innovation can be a daunting task. But the students behind NU Sci—Northeastern’s student-run science magazine—are working to change that.
Red snapper is one of the most heavily exploited fish species in the United States and has been overfished for three decades. Postdoctoral research associate Jon Puritz investigated the causes behind the fact that genetic diversity among young in red snapper is observed even on very small spatial scales.
Julia Renner, a marine biology major, is spending Fall 2016 at the Martin Ryan Marine Science Institute at the National University of Ireland – Galway.
Last week, an international agreement established the world’s largest marine protected area in Antarctica’s Ross Sea. Northeastern’s William Detrich, an expert in marine molecular biology, calls the sea one of the world’s “very few pristine marine ecosystems” and says the protected area “will serve as a natural laboratory for assessing and forecasting climate change on Earth.”
Nobel laureate and Distinguished University Professor Sir Richard John Roberts argues that despite what you may have heard, GMOs are safe and have the potential to save lives in developing countries.
For ecological forecasters like Northeastern’s Brian Helmuth, mussels act as a barometer of climate change. That’s why Helmuth created “robomussels”—tiny robots that look like mussels but are outfitted with sensors to track temperature conditions.
Salt marshes play a key role reducing the effects of urbanization and climate change. These marshes absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and the microbes in the marsh break the carbon down. That’s why researchers, like Northeastern University’s Jennifer Bowen, are working to find out how these vital ecosystems tick.
It might sound unusual that a researcher mainly focused on population genetics and evolution in marine systems would be assisting with a study on trees in Canada, but there are more similarities than you think.
Kenneth Henderson can point to the moment when his career spun in an exciting new direction: a five-month industry placement in London prior to his senior year of college. Here, the new College of Science dean discusses the importance of experiential education and his vision for the college.
The Northeastern chapter of the Science Club For Girls mentors young women in science, technology, math and engineering fields, giving the younger set the nickname the “STEMinistas.”