Tarik Gouhier

How does marine life survive climate extremes?

Gulf of Maine photo courtesy Kylla Benes

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Northeastern University has received a four-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop new ways to study how marine organisms respond to climate related severe temperature stress.

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Posted in Marine and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics

Taking a Second Look at How Marine Reserves are Created

Tarik Gouhier

Overfishing has resulted in the serial depletion of fish stocks around the world and caused significant collateral damage to non-target species because of high levels of bycatch. This not only threatens natural marine ecosystems, but also jeopardizes the millions of people who depend on fish for their economic livelihood and dietary protein requirements.

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Posted in Marine and Environmental Sciences

A ‘model’ approach to studying coastal ecosystems

Tarik Gouhier

In the Pacific North­west, beach grass com­mu­ni­ties often create sand dunes that mit­i­gate coastal ero­sion and flooding risks stem­ming from rising sea levels caused by cli­mate change.

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Posted in Marine and Environmental Sciences