The Olympic sailing competition began Monday in Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara Bay, the site of extensive water pollution that officials have warned is a health risk for the athletes. Geoff Trussell, director of Northeastern’s Marine Science Center, explains how bad the pollution can be for the aquatic ecosystem and what needs to be done to fix the problem.
This summer, an interdisciplinary research team led by Marine and Environmental Sciences professor Geoff Trussell will study community organization and connectivity of rocky intertidal habitats throughout the Gulf of Maine.
Many of the principal issues facing coastal sustainability in 2015 are ones the field has been dealing with for some time, says Northeastern’s Marine Science Center Director Geoff Trussell.
Catherine Matassa has published a paper in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
Urban coastal sustainability becomes an ever more pressing concern as more than half of the world’s population flocks to its shores—the places where cities thrive.
In 1967, the year Northeastern’s Marine Science Center was established, the world was a different place.
The majority of the world’s cities lie on a shoreline, and by 2020, two-thirds of all Americans are expected to reside in coastal cities.