New research from Professor Brian Helmuth and colleagues examines how environmental variation across a coastline can alter potential impacts of climate change on key organisms like mussels.
A team of researchers at the MSC’s Ocean Genome Legacy has identified and described a rare species of seagrass boring shipworm, making important genetic and life history information available to the wider scientific community.
It’s a warm summer morning at the Marine Science Center, and as per usual, a white Northeastern van has just pulled through the gate and 12 undergraduate students pile out and head to their various labs ready for a full day of hands-on research and learning. Many hands make light work, and MSC researchers were […]
The Ocean Genome Legacy’s Second Annual Nahant Coastal BioBlitz came off a great success on Sunday, September 11th, with over 100 citizen scientists learning about local marine biodiversity and ecosystems.
Undergraduate Laura Goetz describes what a typical day is like working with icefish while on co-op in Professor Bill Detrich’s lab at Palmer Station in Antarctica.
Marine macroalgae – commonly known as seaweed – have long been used by humans in culinary pursuits. In recent times, biomedical uses have emerged, as well as in the development of biofuels.
A study by a team of Northeastern faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and students examines the role that geography plays in how successful the spread of the invasive reed, Phragmites australis, may be.
Ocean iron fertilization for carbon sequestration is a controversial issue, and as scientists consider how iron can help combat climate change, NUSCI student contributor Shannon Jones provides a summary of the benefits and drawbacks.
MSC Director and Professor Geoff Trussell speaks about pollution and other related problems experienced by coastal cities such as Olympic host Rio de Janeiro.
The Ocean Genome Legacy recently held a BioBlitz event on Martha’s Vineyard where members of the public were engaged in collecting and identifying local organisms that could potentially be contributed to the OGL repository.