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.
By the end of the 21st century, climate change will significantly alter an important oceanographic process that regulates the productivity of fisheries and marine ecosystems, Northeastern researchers report in a new paper in Nature. These changes are likely to influence the geographic distribution of marine biodiversity.
An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Northeastern University has received a four-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop new ways to study how marine organisms respond to climate related severe temperature stress.
Tarik Gouhier, a new assistant professor working at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center, studies the interconnectedness of ecosystems and how they respond to environmental change.
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