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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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Warmer temperatures help prey cope with predators

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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.

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Thermal versus predator stress: snails can tell the difference

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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.

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Seawall alternatives prove to be fish-friendly

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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.

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MSC faculty writes about oysters for “Wired UK”

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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

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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.

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MSC faculty member receives prestigious German fellowship

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

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Seaweed may help remove pollutants the natural way

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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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