Mark Patterson is discussing Aquaman at a Comic-Con panel today. But yesterday he attended the pop-culture convention in a coral polyp costume, raising awareness about the dangers of microplastics in the ocean and Northeastern’s research to address the problem.
One of this year’s NSF graduate research fellowship awardees is Sara Williams, a Research Technician at the Marine Science Center and an incoming graduate student in Northeastern’s Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology PhD program.
MSC Professor Bill Detrich has been awarded a $1.25 million grant from the National Science Foundation to continue his research in Antarctica on how the changing climate might impact the uniquely-adapted icefish.
Boston Mineral Club selected Environmental Science major Mara Scallon as the winner for their 2015 scholarship. This award will help to further her studies in the earth and geologic sciences
Environmental Science graduate Ethan Edson, S’15, presented his “Mantaray” prototype sensor at RISE:2015 this past April and earned the undergraduate award in the Engineering and Technology category.
Northeastern is leading an interdisciplinary research study this summer with the goal of identifying common rules governing community organization that can be scaled up to explain broad biogeographic variation across the Gulf of Maine.
MSC faculty and leadership recently traveled to Capitol Hill to talk with legislators about how the impacts of climate change affect coastal cities.
Widely respected coastal geologist and scientist specializing in near shore coastal processes, beach erosion, and the effects of sea level rise on coastal change has retired.
Nicole Hays and Samantha Csik are two exemplary undergraduate students, working with faculty advisors at the Marine and Environmental Sciences department, and both have recently received the Provost’s Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors Award.
It is widely known that rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide are making the oceans more acidic, but how much have the oceans changed since the Industrial Revolution, and what impacts are these changes having on creatures inhabiting the ocean? Associate Professor Justin Ries is looking to rock-forming ‘coralline’ algae to answer these questions.