David Kimbro, a marine and environmental science professor at Northeastern University, has solved the mystery of why reefs in Florida inlets were experiencing large numbers of oyster loss. Drought and subsequent high salt levels in water led to a population spike in one of the oysters’ main predators: conchs.
When discussing one of the most contentious topics of the 21st century—climate change—finding the balance between fact and emotion is precarious, say Northeastern faculty.
Marley Kimelman, S/SSH’18, recently returned from a co-op in Cape Town, South Africa, where he worked for the city on various green initiatives and revitalized a stagnant water heritage project.
It’s “Shark Week,” and Eva Hayes, S’16, is on co-op in the Bahamas at the Bimini Sharklab, where she swims with sharks and helps the lab study and tag them for research purposes. It’s a “dream co-op,” she said.
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.
After 36 years of outstanding contribution to Northeastern University, its students, and the field of coastal geology, Dr. Peter S. Rosen retired as Associate Professor Emeritus on January 1, 2015.
More than 250 metric tons of microplastic are estimated to be floating in the world’s oceans, threatening marine life. Ethan Edson’s prototype is designed to gather data by tracking these harmful particles.
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.
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.
Climate change over the 21st century will significantly alter an important oceanographic process that regulates the productivity of fisheries and marine ecosystems, according to an interdisciplinary research team led by Northeastern University.