We asked Northeastern’s Daniel Douglass, lecturer in the Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences and an expert in glacial geography, to explain why ice shelves form, what causes them to crack, and how they affect the environment.
A linguist with the U.S. Navy for six years, Sarah Nelson was drawn to Northeastern for its academic strength in her areas of interest, which are physics and geology, its co-op program, and its longtime commitment to supporting the education and career advancement of military veterans.
Biology and geology major Sarah Braun was recently named a recipient of the Muckenhoupt Scholarship, a scholarship given to a student who, “will use their training in science to benefit the environment of the earth and the life upon it.”
Cole, a fifth-year PhD student in Professor Rebeca Rosengaus’s behavioral ecology lab at Northeastern University, spends much of her day collecting census data from termite colonies that she’s cultured in the lab. Termites are some of the most socially organized animals on the planet.
Northeastern University senior Madeline Seibert has focused on sustainability and the environment, particularly through the lens of food waste and environmental resource scarcity.
Marine biology major Elizabeth Podbielski received a grant to attend a conference that focuses on the key ocean issues of our time including marine pollution and climate-related impacts.
Work by Professor Brian Helmuth and many colleagues from around the world using robomussels to track climate change was featured in the Science section of the New York Times.
Tiny robots have been helping researchers study how climate change affects biodiversity. Developed by Northeastern University scientist Brian Helmuth, the “robomussels” have the shape, size, and color of actual mussels, with miniature built-in sensors that track temperatures inside the mussel beds.
Students in Northeastern’s Three Seas program go for a dive at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center campus in Nahant, Massachusetts, on Sept. 8, 2016.
Associate Professor Jon Grabowski’s work with The Nature Conservancy and other colleagues was featured on World Oceans Day in video that was part of Microsoft’s Upgrade Your World campaign.