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Water in the Netherlands – Past, Present, and Future

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The UCSI’s Jen­ Mocarski reflects on her recent trip abroad as part of the Florida Earth Foundation’s US-​​Netherlands Con­nec­tion Project.

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Mission 31 scientists appear on Science360 Radio

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MSC Professors Mark Patterson and Brian Helmuth speak about Mission 31 research on NSF’s Science360 network

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Oyster reefs can outpace sea-level rise

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Research by MSC Associate Professor Jon Grabowski suggests that oyster reefs can grow faster than previously thought – and faster than sea levels can rise.

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3Qs: Why time is now to link science, ocean policy

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MSC professor Brian Helmuth, has co-authored a paper in Nature Climate Change examining the need to further integrate science into U.S. climate and ocean policy.

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Nature Climate Change publishes MSC faculty’s paper

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MSC Professor Brian Helmuth recently co-authored a paper about science integration into US climate and ocean policy

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Higher temperatures may mean more productive seaweed in some locations

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Does temperature matter to a seaweed? Research by Helmuth Lab graduate student Nicholas Colvard suggests that it does – with tide cycles and climate change as important factors to consider.

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Some scientists have all the fun

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Mission 31 sported some pretty serious science – but MSC researchers and their colleagues certainly had some fun as they took to the depths in the name of science

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Northeastern seeks federal support for urban coastal sustainability research

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An article on the cover of today’s Globe features the Marine Science Center, and focuses on how Northeastern is working to poise itself in the forefront of urban coastal sustainability research.

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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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A simpler way to test for water pollution

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Northeastern assistant professor Loretta Fernandez’ water quality samplers are deceptively simple: they’re providing powerful data about the contamination levels of polluted waterways.

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