Two undergraduates have received the Provost’s Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors Award to conduct research at the MSC.
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.
Associate Professor Jon Grabowski has written a piece for Wired UK‘s “The World in 2015″ edition about oysters and how they may be able to help curb climate change.
MSC Postdoc Steven Scyphers investigates the ecological value of submerged breakwaters as an alternative to habitat degrading seawalls constructed to prevent erosion of coastal property.
The MSC’s Bill Detrich investigates the impacts of global warming on icefish to determine whether they have the capacity to survive in warmer seas.
Associate Professor Justin Ries has been awarded a 10-month fellowship-in-residence to research the impacts of ocean acidification on marine shell-builders.
Studying the “ecology of fear” highlights how hunger level may change prey response to predation risk, with cascading effects on energy flow up food chains.
MSC faculty research highlights how a local seaweed species may be used to absorb toxins such as PCBs from marine sediments.
OGL Director, Dan Distel, has discovered a novel digestive strategy in a wood-boring clam that may be a game-changer for the production of clean biofuels.