Tarik Gouhier

Habitat fragmentation affects eelgrass seed distribution

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.

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Reassessing good versus bad microbes

The diverse assemblage of microbes that inhabit the bodies of all living organisms has been recently called the next great frontier of scientific exploration. The microbes that make up the human microbiome outnumber our own cells 10 to 1, and scientists are only just beginning to understand the role of these microbial mutualists in humans […]

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