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Climate change and the ecology of fear

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Animals balance the fear of being eaten with the need to feed, and these decisions affect the whole ecosystem. Professor Geoff Trussell suggests this effect will be even more pronounced in a changing climate.

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Ocean Genome Legacy and MSC hit the press

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As featured in today’s Boston Globe, there are many mutual benefits to the Ocean Genome Legacy’s move to the Marine Science Center.

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Geographic variation in the rocky intertidal communities across the Gulf of Maine

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The Gulf of Maine’s rocky intertidal zone has many region-wide defining characteristics, as well as some notable subregional differences.

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The heat of the matter: Population dynamics in marine snails

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Do marine snails really stress about heat? MSC researchers look into what separates populations of whelks along northwest Atlantic coast.

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MSC and OGL featured on WGBH’s “Greater Boston”

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WGBH recently traveled to Nahant to check out the Marine Science Center and the Ocean Genome Legacy.

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New Marine Science Center faculty focused on sustainability

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The Marine Science Center has welcomed several new faculty members whose focus is urban coastal sustainability.

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MSC undergoes massive renovations as Center grows

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In an ongoing effort to keep its neighbors in the loop about significant happenings at the Marine Science Center, Director Geoff Trussell recently sat down with the Lynn Item to talk about recent construction and plans for the Center’s future.

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Is Hiding from Predators Always Beneficial?

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

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Environmental Information Protects Prey from Predators

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

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