Stemming from a 2016 international group of scientists where researchers discussed a new framework for understanding the impacts of global change on marine ecosystems, Professor Brian Helmuth and colleagues worked to describes how we can best predict the larger, ecosystem-scale impacts of global change.
Fishery-independent surveys conducted by the Grabowski Lab and colleagues determined that oyster declines were largely coincident with the oiling and freshwater diversion response activities associated with the Deepwater Horizon incident, though many potential confounding factors are also considered.
Recent work out of the Bowen Lab and colleagues seeks to uncover the structure of the bacterial community responsible for causing lobster shell disease, which is starting to affect the Gulf of Maine lobster fishery.
Assistant Professor Katie Lotterhos, along with graduate students and colleagues, work to develop and evaluate ways of combining results from different approaches to genomic data analysis, which leads to improvements in performance.
An Archbishop Williams High School student who collaborated with the Ocean Genome Legacy on her research project recently presented her work on Asian shore crabs at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles.
Seagrass restoration efforts often involve collecting transplants from one or two source sites. According to research by Assistant Professor Randall Hughes and colleagues, there was sometimes a benefit, and never a cost, of including three source sites per transplant plot rather than one.
MSC postdoc Jon Puritz and colleagues researched two species of intertidal sea stars in Australia, and found that the species with pelagic larvae had higher genetic diversity than the one with benthic larvae. This may be of interest in sea star conservation, particularly for the latter species.
Recent research by Grabowski Lab postdoctoral researcher Rachel Gittman and colleagues suggests that nature-based coastal protection schemes may be able to more effectively align with shoreline homeowner needs.
Recent PhD graduate Lin Zhu of the Ayers Lab and colleagues recently published work aiding understanding of how brain and spinal cord mechanisms in lobster ganglia generate rhythm transitions that translate to things such as changes in animal speed.
Using acoustic telemetry and benthic maps, graduate student Chris Conroy, Professor Jon Grabowski, and colleagues recently published research on how migratory behaviors differ between red and olive phenotypes of Atlantic cod in the Gulf of Maine.