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 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.
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.
Recently published research by a Northeastern undergraduate, several faculty members, and other colleagues highlights the vulnerability of Zostera marina to habitat fragmentation. Seed density and dispersal of this perennial seagrass are negatively affected by fragmentation, thus impacting seagrass bed health and resilience.
With sea levels rising and storm frequency and intensity increasing, Northeastern faculty and postdocs are working to understand the costs and benefits of hard vs. soft shorelines, and decisions facing coastal homeowners regarding how to best protect property.
A new study co-authored by MSC researchers investigates dynamics of larval recruitment in Atlantic Cod and impacts on population recovery in the Gulf of Maine.
Recent work by MSC researchers Rachel Gittman, Steven Scyphers, and Jonathan Grabowski investigates the effects of manmade shoreline protection structures on biodiversity and species abundance.
Associate Professor Jon Grabowski’s work with The Nature Conservancy and other colleagues was featured on World Oceans Day in video that was part of Microsoft’s Upgrade Your World campaign.
The first annual MSC graduate student symposium was an opportunity for the community to learn more about the diversity of research going on, and for participants to gain peer feedback on their progress.
Research by a team of scientists including MSC Associate Professor Jonathan Grabowski investigates the fate of oysters as their habitat changes due to predicted sea level rise.