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Crowd funding to help inform fisheries management

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Second year PhD student Robert Murphy has turned his passion for recreational fishing into a dissertation project documenting the health, diet, and habitat use of a popular Massachusetts game fish, the striped bass.

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Climate models suggest major changes in coastal marine ecosystems

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Cli­mate change over the 21st cen­tury will sig­nif­i­cantly alter an impor­tant oceano­graphic process that reg­u­lates the pro­duc­tivity of fish­eries and marine ecosys­tems, according to an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research team led by North­eastern University.

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New approach to understanding climate change

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Professor Brian Helmuth, deeply involved in the Urban Coastal Sustainability Initiative, shares his thoughts on how looking at climate change in a different way will be helpful.

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Looking ahead: Coastal sustainability in 2015

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The MSC Director talks about how coastal ero­sion, rising sea levels, fishery issues, and inva­sive species are some of the major issues facing urban coastal sus­tain­ability this year.

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A model and test to make sense of complex ecosystems

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MSC professor uses modeling and field testing to understand how environmental & ecological processes shape ecosystems across scales in space & time.

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Genetic evidence for division of labor in coral colonies

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MSC graduate student offers genetic evidence indicating that distinct regions of a coral colony perform different functions.

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Looking ahead: Science in 2015

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Murray Gibson, founding dean of the Col­lege of Sci­ence, dis­cusses some of last year’s most fas­ci­nating sci­ence advances and what he’ll be watching closely in 2015.

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A global network for marine sustainability

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Experts from around the world recently came together at the MSC as part of a new international network of scientists dedicated to studying climate change through the lens of marine sustainability.

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Out with the generalizations: a new approach to understanding climate change

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Professor Brian Helmuth and colleagues have developed a new approach designed to avoid generalizations that fail to capture variability in nature.

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MSC undergraduate researchers receive competitive Provost’s award

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Two undergraduates have received the Provost’s Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors Award to conduct research at the MSC

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