Northeastern Huskies took to the tide pools on Sunday, Sept. 10, for the Nahant Coastal Bioblitz, an annual public survey of marine life on the beaches surrounding the Northeastern University Marine Science Center (MSC) in Nahant, MA.
Congratulations to Ashley Bulseco-McKim, graduate student at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center, and one of the recipients of the NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDIG). This grant funds a graduate student to further study a specific area of his/her dissertation research.
In a paper published in Nature Communications, Northeastern University Professor Jennifer Bowen and University of Rhode Island Professor Laura Meyerson reveal that a native type of the common reed (Phragmites australis) has more in common with other native populations of the plant growing elsewhere across the country than they have in common with invasive types occupying the same ecosystem.
A photographic look at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center (MSC) in Nahant, Massachusetts portrays the sights, the seas, and the science happening in and around this very active marine research facility. Check it out here.
The Massachusetts Promise Fellowship has sponsored an AmeriCorps member to work with the Northeastern University Marine Science Center’s Beach Sisters program.
Northeastern research professor Daniel Distel and his colleagues have discovered a dark slithering creature four feet long that dwells in the foul mud of a remote lagoon in the Philippines. They say studying the giant shipworm could add to our understanding of how bacteria cause infections and, in turn, how we might adapt to tolerate—and even benefit from—them.
Margaret “Maggie” Slein recently finished a collaboration with the Ocean Genome Legacy at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center in Nahant, embarking on an adventure that few students have the opportunity to take: conducting independent scientific research — in high school.
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.
Jonathan Grabowski talks about his ongoing research in the Gulf of Maine in a recent Nature Conservancy video.
Professor Joseph Ayers weighs in with the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies on his research and thoughts on the future of this growing field.