What happens when a drought in Florida estuaries causes a rise in the salt levels in water? Fewer wild oysters appear on restaurant menus, for starters.
marine science expert Brian Helmuth explains how barnacles on a recently discovered fragment of an airplane wing could help investigators determine if the debris came from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
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.
Northeastern professor Brian Helmuth has co-authored a paper in the journal Nature Climate Change examining the need to further integrate science into U.S. climate and ocean policy.
These folks aren’t here for the perks–although there are many–of a life on the sea. They’re here because they love the data and what it could mean for the world, just as much as they love collecting it.
When animals must balance the fear of being eaten with their own need to feed, their decisions affect the whole ecosystem.
Professors Brian Helmuth and Mark Patterson are leading the scientific research during the latter half of Mission 31. Read about their motivation for taking part in this incredible event.
To get a better sense of zooplankton’s behaviors and habits, Dwyer will be spearheading one of four Northeastern-led scientific projects during Mission 31.
“Sponges bring in a lot of energy from their surroundings, yet their growth rate is almost zero,” said Matzelle, a graduate student in the lab of Brian Helmuth, professor of marine and environmental science.
“To be here at the Marine Science Center and look at sustainability from an urban perspective is really unique—and so needed,” said Clark.