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Gulf of Maine

Black Sea Bass: Friend or Foe? Crowdfunding to help determine

Marissa McMahan, a lobsterwoman turned scientist, is devoting her dissertation research to documenting the ecological impacts of Black Sea Bass range expansion into the Gulf of Maine. She’s turning to crowdfunding to help fund her research.


MSC partners with the Nahant Education Foundation and Johnson School

The MSC is delighted to announce a new partnership between its Outreach Program, the Nahant Education Foundation, and the Johnson School.


MSC Open House in pictures

The MSC enjoyed its Annual Open House on Saturday, October 4th. Faculty, staff, students, volunteers, and community partners came out to make the MSC shine.


Interconnected coastal habitats

Underscoring the need for ecosystem-wide management, MSC research demonstrates how commercially valuable species use several habitats during their lifetimes.


Reassessing good versus bad microbes

Recent work MSC research highlights the importance of non-mutualist competitors in maintaining the mutualistic relationships that benefit host microbes.


A new perspective on the “balance” of nature

in order to better understand and protect natural systems, Assistant Professor Tarik Gouhier highlights the need for ecologists to move away from the notion that all ecosystems are in equilibrium.

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It’s all relative: Demystifying phylogenetic relationships among Arachnids

How have arthropods been so successful at radiating into nearly all of earth’s ecosystems? MSC graduate student Stefan Kaluziak and colleagues investigate.


Three Seas and MS Marine Biology program approved for expansion

The MSC’s signature Three Seas Program has been approved for expansion, increasing the opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to participate.


Identifying a vertical zonation “hot spot” for oyster reef restoration

How do resource managers decide where and how to restore oysters reefs? MSC graduate student Chris Baillie’s research investigates this question.

Eileen Sheehan Antarctica

Antarctic co-op: Reflection

Biochemistry major Eileen Sheehan reflects on her co-op at Palmer Station in Antarctica, where she’s conducted scientific research in the field.

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