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Environmental and Temporal Scales Affect Biological Predictions

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Professor Brian Helmuth, in collaboration with several scientists, tested how a Mediterranean mussel responds to environmental change.

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The oyster doctors hit the silver screen

Producer Rob Diaz de Villegas films assistant professor Randall Hughes doing research in the salt marshes of Apalachicola Bay in Florida. Photo by Rebecca Wilkerson.

A documentary film about the work of Assistant Professors Randall Hughes and David Kimbro has been released by a public broadcasting station in Florida.

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The heat of the matter: Population dynamics in marine snails

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The North Atlantic coastline has been shaped and reshaped by various glaciations over the past 5.5 million years.

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Where Go the Oysters Go the Parasites

Ever wonder how a parasite finds its host in the ocean or why some hosts have more parasites than others?

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We’re heading underwater

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Two Marine and Environmental Sciences professors are featured in Men’s Journal.

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Global ecology as the next grand strategy

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Retired Marine Col. Mark Mykleby said at a campus lecture this week that the nation’s biggest problem is global unsustainability and it will take behavioral change, not national strategy, to fix it.

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Making whoopee, coral style

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Most species are content with just one form of reproduction, but not for the coral p. damicornis. These guys make babies sexually and asexually. Doctoral candidate David Combosch wants to know why.

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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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Predicting consequence: another piece for the climate change toolbox

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Understanding and predicting the biogeographic consequences of climate change requires some pretty sophisticated modeling. Professor Brian Helmuth and colleagues present a framework in the journal Ecology and Evolution to explore how confidence in our forecasts can vary depending on a few simple, measurable metrics of physiological performance.

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