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.
Sara Williams of the Patterson Lab recently used a 3D printer to create a custom propellor for the lab’s flume tank, which allows her to study the fluid mechanics of corals.
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 […]
A trio of Northeastern scientists, including the MSC’s Mark Patterson and Joe Ayers, invent robots to explore where humans cannot
A new study led by MSC researchers documents the battle between a coral-killing sponge, and a fast growing coral that may be able to outgrow the menacing sponge.
Patterson Lab Research Technician Sara Williams has received an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to begin studies at the MSC this fall
Recent graudate Ethan Edson, who is conducting research in the Patterson Lab at the MSC this summer, has designed a sensor to detect microplastics in the ocean.
MSC co-op Ethan Edson’s efforts to develop a novel microplastic sensor was showcased at the annual RISE Expo.
Two undergraduates have received the Provost’s Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors Award to conduct research at the MSC.
Professor Mark Patterson recently discussed his career passions at the College of Science’s first-ever “What Lights Their Fire” event.