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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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.
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.
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.
Northeastern student, Alfred Kyrollos, joined divers with the New England Aquarium on their biannual fish collecting expedition to the Bahamas in October.
Associate Professor Justin Ries has been awarded a 10-month fellowship-in-residence to research the impacts of ocean acidification on marine shell-builders.
MSC faculty research highlights how a local seaweed species may be used to absorb toxins such as PCBs from marine sediments.
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.
Steven Scyphers, a postdoctoral researcher at the MSC, has won the Best Paper of the Year award for 2013 from American Fisheries Society.