Professor Mark Patterson and colleagues used underwater robots to survey deepwater environments around one of the world’s best-known marine protected areas, the island of Bonaire. A new method was developed using acoustic instruments carried by the robots to quantify the diversity of seafloor types, which allows efficient mapping of areas where new species may be found.
A new study by Three Seas Alumnus Jason Selwyn and MSC graduate student Alan Downey-Wall illustrates how chaotic genetic patchiness in tropical gobies can offer insight into the genetic structure of marine ecosystems.
The Marine Science Center is proud to announce the successful PhD dissertation defense of seven graduate students in the past year: Althea Moore, Nicholas Colvard, Jennifer Elliot, Sarah Gignoux-Wolfsohn, Lara Lewis-McGrath, Christine Ramsay-Newton, and Lin Zhu. Upon successful defense of their dissertations, these students earned doctorate degrees as successful graduates of Northeastern’s Ecology, Evolution, and […]
Recent work by a team of experts including MSC Associate Professor Justin Ries, highlights the importance of research integrating information across a range of spatial and biological scales to better understand the threat that ocean acidification poses for corals.
MSC Vollmer Lab researchers uses gene sequencing to identify potential disease causing pathogens in Caribbean staghorn coral.
A new study co-authored by Assistant Professor Tarik Gouhier illustrates how monitoring environmental variation can improve the predictive and experimental power of scientists studying the impacts of climate change on marine life.
Many coral reefs around the globe suffer from white band disease. Researchers at the MSC are looking into the innate immune system of some of these Acroporid corals.
Most species are content with just one form of reproduction, but not for the coral p. damicornis. These guys make babies sexually and asexually. Doctoral candidate David Combosch wants to know why.