David Kimbro, a marine and environmental science professor at Northeastern University, has solved the mystery of why reefs in Florida inlets were experiencing large numbers of oyster loss. Drought and subsequent high salt levels in water led to a population spike in one of the oysters’ main predators: conchs.
When discussing one of the most contentious topics of the 21st century—climate change—finding the balance between fact and emotion is precarious, say Northeastern faculty.
Marley Kimelman, S/SSH’18, recently returned from a co-op in Cape Town, South Africa, where he worked for the city on various green initiatives and revitalized a stagnant water heritage project.
Northeastern professor Mark Patterson never imagined he’d one day attend Comic-Con, much less in costume. But there he was Thursday afternoon dressed as a coral polyp, walking around Exhibit Hall amid the thousands of visitors worldwide who flock to the annual pop-culture convention in San Diego.
It’s “Shark Week,” and Eva Hayes, S’16, is on co-op in the Bahamas at the Bimini Sharklab, where she swims with sharks and helps the lab study and tag them for research purposes. It’s a “dream co-op,” she said.
One of this year’s NSF graduate research fellowship awardees is Sara Williams, a Research Technician at the Marine Science Center and an incoming graduate student in Northeastern’s Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology PhD program.
After 36 years of outstanding contribution to Northeastern University, its students, and the field of coastal geology, Dr. Peter S. Rosen retired as Associate Professor Emeritus on January 1, 2015.
More than 250 metric tons of microplastic are estimated to be floating in the world’s oceans, threatening marine life. Ethan Edson’s prototype is designed to gather data by tracking these harmful particles.
This summer, an interdisciplinary research team led by Marine and Environmental Sciences professor Geoff Trussell will study community organization and connectivity of rocky intertidal habitats throughout the Gulf of Maine.
Murray Gibson has decided to step down as the Dean of the College of Science, effective June 30, 2015. Murray’s tenure completes five years as the Founding Dean of the College of Science.