Faculty blogs benefits those impacted by Deepwater Horizon oil spoll

MSC Assistant Professors Randall Hughes’ and David Kimbro’s timely research on impacts of oil on Gulf-coast oyster fisheries is being shared with the public in a variety of ways including prolific blogging.

Researchers and Oystermen Fighting for Apalachicola Bay

A guest post by David Kimbro, as featured in the blog In the Grass, On the Reef.

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Is Hiding from Predators Always Beneficial?

To run or hide? Research by Professors Geoff Trussell and Jon Grabowski attempts to answer that question across many aquatic habitats


What is this red stuff washing up around here?

Research by MSC graduate student, Chris Newton, about the invasion of the red algae Heterosiphonia japonica has been published in PLOSone. This species, native to the western North Pacific, is making headlines across the northeastern United States where it is wreaking havoc on shorelines, in fishing gear, and in intertidal communities.

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Nutrient cycling and their impacts on local seaweeds

How carbon, nitrogen, phosphates, and other environmental conditions fluctuate has an impact on the presence and abundance of marine algae and their herbivorous predators according to the thesis of recent Masters graduate, Val Perini.

Why invader species may be taking dinner off your table

The species that live on our coasts pro­vide ben­e­fits that most of us are unaware of.

Meet Dan Blustein, A College of Science Twitter Ambassador

Dan Blustein is a marine biologist working on his PhD at Northeastern University’s Marine Science Center in Nahant. He is also a College of Science Twitter Ambassador.

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Environmental Information Protects Prey from Predators

According to research by Professor Geoff Trussell, scientific modeling can help scientists understand how prey estimate and react to the risks of predation

Virtual Welcome Day

The College of Science would like to invite you to take part in a “virtual welcome day” Saturday, February 16, 2013. The event kicks off at 12 p.m., and will continue throughout the day, highlighting each of our programs.

Seminal conference to explore urban coastal sustainability

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.

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