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.
How are complex socio-environmental decisions made? Assistant Professor Steven Scyphers, a sustainability scientist, combines findings from surveys and interviews with ecological information to better understand factors that play into decision-making.
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.
New work published by MSC researchers surveys fishers to assess their opinions of striped bass management strategies.
Marine biology major Lauren Josephs was featured in a recent article about the annual College of Science co-op expo. Josephs completed the Three Seas Program and went on to co-op with MSC Postdoctoral Researcher Steven Scyphers.
Two undergraduates have received the Provost’s Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors Award to conduct research at the MSC.
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.
Steven Scyphers, a postdoctoral researcher at the MSC, has won the Best Paper of the Year award for 2013 from American Fisheries Society.
An MSC graduate student is crowd-funding support for her dissertation research documenting impacts of black sea bass range expansion into the Gulf of Maine.
A recent publication by MSC postdoctoral researcher Steven Scyphers highlights the importance of citizen efforts in tackling conservation problems such as the spread of invasive species.