The Marine Science Center is pleased to announce the launch of a new audiotour about the history of East Point, which is available on smartphones and tablets. Scan the QR code in the photo or visit http://uniguide.me to get the App. Once you have the App, search for Marine Science Center. The tour has 9 stops, […]
Students in our Three Seas Program taking the Diving Research Methods class were recently shadowed by a Northeastern University photographer, who captured many stunning photos of the students in action.
The Hughes Lab conducted field surveys and glasshouse experiments to investigate phenotypic variation within the invasive common reed, Phragmites australis, at four sites along the east coast of North America. Research on intraspecific variation of this invader will improve impact assessments and guide salt marsh management in estuarine ecosystems invaded by P. australis.
Recent work from the Bowen Lab & colleagues from the Plum Island Long Term Ecological Research team highlights the dynamic, though often disconnected nature of bacteria in salt marsh ponds that are likely to expand due to increased rates of sea level rise.
Through measuring predation risk and foraging abilities of three size classes of a juvenile fish in Southern California eelgrass beds, graduate student Mallarie Yeager and a colleague show that variation in eelgrass shoot density interacts with juvenile fish age and body size to dictate seagrass habitat value.
Ashley Bulseco-McKim of the Bowen Lab was recently awarded a highly competitive dissertation grant from the NSF, while also being selected for a leadership role in a well-respected national research organization
MSC researchers and their colleagues are studying the impact that patch size has on establishment of Spartina grass in salt marsh restoration, particularly at various inundation levels. The findings that larger patches fare better helps scientists and resource managers to better understand factors affecting success and ecological return on investment.
Associate Professor Jennifer Bowen and a colleague published a paper in Nature Communications on the surprising evolutionary lineages of the common reed, Phragmites australis. Their exciting results have the potential to lead them around the world learning more about native and invasive plant species.
Scientific divers from the MSC recently assisted the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries with an eelgrass restoration project in Salem Sound. Assistant Professor Randall Hughes is also testing the efficacy of using plants sourced from multiple sites to increase eelgrass community resilience.
Assistant Professor Katie Lotterhos and colleagues investigate rockfish population dynamics in Barkley Sound, British Columbia, and suggest that habitat characteristics can influence recruitment.