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Geoff Trussell

Associate Professor of Biology, Director of Northeastern's Marine Science Center, Chair of Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences


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3Qs: Why better infrastructure could solve Rio’s water problems

The Olympic sailing com­pe­ti­tion began on Monday in Rio de Janeiro’s Gua­n­abara Bay, the site of exten­sive water pol­lu­tion that offi­cials have warned is a health risk for the ath­letes. Here, Geoff Trussell, director of Northeastern’s Marine Sci­ence Center, explains how bad the pol­lu­tion can be for the aquatic ecosystem and what needs to be done to fix the problem.


Marine Science Center works to protect oceans’ ‘vital role in sustaining life on Earth’

In honor of World Oceans Day, we spoke with Marine Sci­ence Center director Geoff Trussell about ocean con­ser­va­tion and what the MSC is doing to help pro­tect our marine ecosystem.

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The rules of the water

North­eastern will lead an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research project to study the inter­con­nec­tivity of rocky inter­tidal com­mu­ni­ties throughout the Gulf of Maine, where the warming rate of its waters is among the fastest in the world.

November 7, 2013 - Trussell Lab Ph.D students Catherine Matassa, left, and Sarah Donelan prepare to mount experiment cages on coastal rocks during low tide at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, MA.

Northeastern hosts DC briefing on urban coastal sustainability

The uni­ver­sity, in part­ner­ship with U.S. Sen. Edward Markey, held a briefing on Capitol Hill last week where experts dis­cussed crit­ical research and policy issues focused on pro­tecting marine ecosystems.


Looking ahead: Coastal sustainability in 2015

Many of the prin­cipal issues facing coastal sus­tain­ability in 2015 are ones the field has been dealing with for some time, says Northeastern’s Marine Sci­ence Center Director Geoff Trussell.

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Hot and bothered: climate change and the ecology of fear

When ani­mals must bal­ance the fear of being eaten with their own need to feed, their deci­sions affect the whole ecosystem. New research from North­eastern pro­fessor Geoff Trussell, who directs Northeastern’s Marine Sci­ence Center, sug­gests this effect is even more pro­nounced under future cli­mate change scenarios.


Deep water data

Two new fac­ulty based at the Marine Sci­ence Center are har­vesting data from the ocean to under­stand how global change has impacted its ecosys­tems and will con­tinue to do so in the future.

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A sweet spot for coastal cities

At the first annual Sus­taining Coastal Cities con­fer­ence, national and inter­na­tional leaders began a con­ver­sa­tion on the future of fisheries.

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Seminal conference to explore urban coastal sustainability

Hosted by the Col­lege of Sci­ence, the Sus­tain­able Cities Con­fer­ence will bring together world leaders to dis­cuss the fragile state of marine ecosystems.


A better future for urban coastal environments

Geoff Trussell, Chair of the Depart­ment of Earth and Envi­ron­mental Sci­ences and Director of Northeastern’s Marine Sci­ence Center, pre­sented the Urban Coastal Sus­tain­ability Ini­tia­tive at the Col­lege of Sci­ence Col­lo­quium on Wednesday.

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Snail travels unknown evolutionary path

A biology grad­uate stu­dent col­lab­o­rates on a DNA study of a marine peri­winkle that offers new insight into how some species evolve.

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