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MSC partners with the Nahant Education Foundation and Johnson School

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The MSC is delighted to announce a new partnership between its Outreach Program, the Nahant Education Foundation, and the Johnson School.

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MSC Open House in pictures

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The MSC enjoyed its Annual Open House on Saturday, October 4th. Faculty, staff, students, volunteers, and community partners came out to make the MSC shine.

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Reassessing good versus bad microbes

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Recent work MSC research highlights the importance of non-mutualist competitors in maintaining the mutualistic relationships that benefit host microbes.

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A new perspective on the “balance” of nature

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in order to better understand and protect natural systems, Assistant Professor Tarik Gouhier highlights the need for ecologists to move away from the notion that all ecosystems are in equilibrium.

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It’s all relative: Demystifying phylogenetic relationships among Arachnids

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How have arthropods been so successful at radiating into nearly all of earth’s ecosystems? MSC graduate student Stefan Kaluziak and colleagues investigate.

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Three Seas and MS Marine Biology program approved for expansion

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The MSC’s signature Three Seas Program has been approved for expansion, increasing the opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to participate.

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Identifying a vertical zonation “hot spot” for oyster reef restoration

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How do resource managers decide where and how to restore oysters reefs? MSC graduate student Chris Baillie’s research investigates this question.

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Antarctic co-op: Reflection

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Biochemistry major Eileen Sheehan reflects on her co-op at Palmer Station in Antarctica, where she’s conducted scientific research in the field.

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Two weeks under the sea with the MSC’s Liz Magee

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MSC Three Seas Coordinator and Dive Safety Officer, Liz Magee, was one of the lucky aquanauts who took part in Mission 31. Catch up with her story on NOVA.

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A tale of two foundation species

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A recent faculty publication examines the unique roles played by two co-occurring foundation species in mangrove forests, revealing that not all foundation species are created equal.

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