Assistant Professor Katie Lotterhos and colleagues investigate rockfish population dynamics in Barkley Sound, British Columbia, and suggest that habitat characteristics can influence recruitment.
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.
The Ocean Genome Legacy is gearing up for the Third Annual Nahant Coastal BioBlitz on September 10th. They have been using the BioBlitz format at events across the country as a way to engage the public in exploring, identifying, and appreciating the richness of local marine life.
Two of the Evolution, Ecology, and Marine Biology PhD students have been awarded the Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Recognizing outstanding graduate student, the awards will support three years of research.
As living shorelines have rapidly increased in popularity, the science has matured to a level where the first textbook on the science and practice of living shorelines has been released. Assistant Professor Scyphers has co-authored a book chapter framing the potential benefits of living shorelines for nature and people.
While results of a survey of Florida anglers revealed that potential conflicts with other fisheries may impede shark conservation efforts, most were supportive of both conservation and sustainable fisheries goals. Assistant Professor Steven Scyphers’ work highlights the importance for management of understanding stakeholder attitudes and perceptions.
PhD student Bobby Murphy of the Grabowski Lab shares wisdom from years of catching, studying, and eating prized striped bass.
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.
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.