Marine and Environmental Sciences

Stuck in the middle with oysters and crabs

David Kimbro

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

Sofitel - So Mauritius", Route Royale, Beau Champs, Bel Ombre, Mauritius.

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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RISE to the occasion

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Students and faculty across many disciplines presented their most recent scholarly research, innovative thinking, and entrepreneurial ventures on Thursday at RISE:2014, Northeastern’s Research, Innovation and Scholarship Expo.

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Three College of Science students named Goldwater Scholars

From left, Gregory Allan, a third-year dual major in electrical engineering and physics, Tushar Swamy, a fourth-year dual major in electrical engineering and physics, and Theo Bowe, a third-year biology major, were named 2014 Barry M. Goldwater Scholars. The scholarship honors highly qualified science, math, and engineering students by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields. Photo by Brooks Canady

Three North­eastern Uni­ver­sity students—Theo Bowe, S’16, Tushar Swamy, E’15, and Greg Allan, E’16—have been selected to receive the pres­ti­gious Barry M. Gold­water Scholarship.

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Why bacteria are beautiful, and why we need them

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Nobel Laureate Sir Richard Roberts, recently appointed Distinguished University Professor in the College of Science, on Monday afternoon discussed his love for bacteria and their symbiosis with people, after which he engaged in a conversation with President Joseph E. Aoun.

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Students find life calling through co-​​op

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Nearly two-​​dozen stu­dents shared their co-​​op expe­ri­ences with their peers at the Col­lege of Sci­ence Spring Co-​​op Expo on Friday in the Raytheon Amphithe­ater.

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Marine Science Center & Ocean Genome Legacy get airtime

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WGBH’s Greater Boston featured the Marine Science Center and Ocean Genome Legacy on Thursday night.

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A cold, snowy winter doesn’t mean climate change isn’t real

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As we get ready to face another winter storm, and are still warming up from a frigid January, there are plenty of people questioning the validity of climate change.

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