MSC Director Geoff Trussell is leading an interdisciplinary research study this summer with the goal of identifying common rules governing community organization that can be scaled up to explain broad biogeographic variation across the Gulf of Maine.
MSC researchers have developed a bioenergetics framework to understand how marine organisms will deal with the stressors associated with climate change.
The MSC Director talks about how coastal erosion, rising sea levels, fishery issues, and invasive species are some of the major issues facing urban coastal sustainability this year.
Fear of predators can change prey behavior, shaping entire ecological communities. But MSC research suggests that the impact of predators on their prey may change with temperature.
Researchers are measuring genetic response to stress in an intertidal snail, and results shed light on the complexity of response to abiotic vs. biotic stressors.
Animals balance the fear of being eaten with the need to feed, and these decisions affect the whole ecosystem. Professor Geoff Trussell suggests this effect will be even more pronounced in a changing climate.
As featured in today’s Boston Globe, there are many mutual benefits to the Ocean Genome Legacy’s move to the Marine Science Center.
The Gulf of Maine’s rocky intertidal zone has many region-wide defining characteristics, as well as some notable subregional differences.
Do marine snails really stress about heat? MSC researchers look into what separates populations of whelks along northwest Atlantic coast.
WGBH recently traveled to Nahant to check out the Marine Science Center and the Ocean Genome Legacy.