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Warmer temperatures help prey cope with predators

Fear of predators can change prey behavior, shaping entire ecological communities. But MSC research suggests that the impact of predators on their prey may change with temperature.


Thermal versus predator stress: snails can tell the difference

Researchers are measuring genetic response to stress in an intertidal snail, and results shed light on the complexity of response to abiotic vs. biotic stressors.


Seawall alternatives prove to be fish-friendly

MSC Postdoc Steven Scyphers investigates the ecological value of submerged breakwaters as an alternative to habitat degrading seawalls constructed to prevent erosion of coastal property.


MSC faculty writes about oysters for “Wired UK”

Associate Professor Jon Grabowski has written a piece for Wired UK‘s “The World in 2015″ edition about oysters and how they may be able to help curb climate change.

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Adaptability of Antarctic icefish to global warming

The MSC’s Bill Detrich investigates the impacts of global warming on icefish to determine whether they have the capacity to survive in warmer seas.


Student dives in for Caribbean fish

Northeastern student, Alfred Kyrollos, joined divers with the New England Aquarium on their biannual fish collecting expedition to the Bahamas in October.

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MSC faculty member receives prestigious German fellowship

Associate Professor Justin Ries has been awarded a 10-month fellowship-in-residence to research the impacts of ocean acidification on marine shell-builders.


Seaweed may help remove pollutants the natural way

MSC faculty research highlights how a local seaweed species may be used to absorb toxins such as PCBs from marine sediments.

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Fear reduces energy flow in a rocky intertidal food chain

Studying the “ecology of fear” highlights how hunger level may change prey response to predation risk, with cascading effects on energy flow up food chains.


Gut microbes of termites help with more than just digestion

Associate Professor Rebeca Rosengaus sheds light on the role that gut microbes play in protecting against fungal pathogens in the wood they eat.

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