Faculty Experts

Marine Science Center

Steve Vollmer

Assistant Professor of Biology

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s.vollmer@neu.edu
781.581.7370, x312

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3Qs: What coral bleaching in the Great Barrier Reef means for the world

Marine sci­en­tists in Aus­tralia recently reported that 93 per­cent of the Great Bar­rier Reef is now bleached. Northeastern’s Steven Vollmer explains why the con­di­tion, typ­i­cally the result of warming ocean tem­per­a­tures, could lead to “the ocean’s equiv­a­lent of a rain­forest with no trees.”

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What’s wiping out the Caribbean corals?

Sarah Gignoux-​​Wolfsohn and Felicia Aronson, two student-​​researchers at Northeastern’s Marine Sci­ence Center, turned to crowd­funding to sup­port their work on exam­ining white-​​band dis­ease, which has killed up to 95 per­cent of the Caribbean’s reef building corals.

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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.

Photo by Mary Knox Merrill.

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