Marine and Environmental Sciences

An aquatic adventure resurfaces

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It’s been 12 years since research technician Sara Williams first learned of Aquarius. Now she’s getting a chance to visit it herself during Mission 31, a monthlong research dive.

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Wherefore art thou, dear zooplankton?

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Graduate student Amanda Dwyer will lead a research project in conjunction with Mission 31, a monthlong underwater expedition led by Fabien Cousteau, in which she’ll examine the dynamics of zooplankton on coral reefs.

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Researchers soak up data from Mission 31

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As part of a month-long underwater research mission, graduate student Allison Matzelle will lead a project studying the flow of energy through one of the oldest organisms in the world: the giant barrel sponge.

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Two COS students earn NSF graduate research fellowships

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Allison Matzelle and Tanya Rogers are among 2,000 awardees from a pool of more than 14,000 appli­cants to the pres­ti­gious National Sci­ence Foun­da­tion Grad­uate Research Fel­low­ship pro­gram, which aims to help ensure the vitality of the human resource base of sci­ence and engi­neering in the United States.

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Better science for better fisheries management

Jon Grabowski

Jon Grabowski, associate professor of marine and environmental science, has been working with other fish­eries sci­en­tists as well as econ­o­mists, social sci­en­tists, and policy makers to deter­mine the best strate­gies for dealing with the all of the North­east region’s fish­eries that impact habitat, which includes cod, had­dock, cusk, scal­lops, clams and other fish that live near the sea floor and are of sig­nif­i­cant socioe­co­nomic value to the region.

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Members of Congress visit Marine Science Center

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The squirming claws of a blue lob­ster did not deter U.S. Reps. John Tierney and Katherine Clark from get­ting their hands dirty—and soaked—as they eagerly exam­ined the rare species on Wednesday at Northeastern’s Marine Sci­ence Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.

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Stuck in the middle with oysters and crabs

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Research from North­eastern Uni­ver­sity ecol­o­gist David Kimbro, along with colleagues Jon Grabowski and Randall Hughes, shows that the behavior of middle preda­tors in marine food webs plays an impor­tant role in the wel­fare of the whole system—and that, like our behavior, middle predator behavior is pretty fickle.

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Mission 31 to splash down on June 1

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Northeastern researchers will investigate the effects of global change on reef ecology as part of Mission 31, documentary filmmaker Fabien Cousteau’s 31-day underwater expedition off the coast of Florida.

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Marine researcher sticks to her roots

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As a teenager, Jen­nifer Elliott read about a con­ser­va­tion project to save the rare endemic birds of her home­land of Mau­ri­tius, a small island located in the Indian Ocean. “I was imme­di­ately intrigued by this project and wanted to meet the sci­en­tists in charge to learn more,” Elliott said. “I wanted to help.”

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Congratulations to COS’ Huntington 100 Students

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The 2014 “Huntington 100″ honorees have been announced.

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