Climate models suggest major changes in coastal marine ecosystems

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.

Law professor named to Mass. SJC eyewitness committee

Daniel Medwed, an expert in crim­inal law and a renowned scholar on the topic of wrongful con­vic­tions, has been appointed a member of a new Standing Com­mittee on Eye­wit­ness Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion by the Mass­a­chu­setts Supreme Judi­cial Court.

Study: Bilingual infants lip-​​read more than monolingual infants

The find­ings have big impli­ca­tions for under­standing how infants acquire speech and lan­guage and could play a role in treating and diag­nosing chil­dren with com­mu­nica­tive and learning dis­or­ders like autism, says North­eastern pro­fessor David J. Lewkowicz.

3Qs: New approach to understanding climate change

North­eastern pro­fessor Brian Hel­muth and a group of inter­na­tional researchers recently pub­lished a review paper in Cli­mate Change Responses calling for a new approach to under­standing and pre­dicting the impact of cli­mate change.

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.

Language study offers new twist on mind-​​body connection

Research from North­eastern pro­fessor of psy­chology Iris Berent and her col­leagues finds that spoken lan­guage and motor sys­tems are intri­cately linked—though not in the way that has been widely believed.

Scaling up armor systems

Researchers at North­eastern University’s High Per­for­mance Mate­rials and Struc­tures Lab­o­ra­tory are looking to the char­ac­ter­is­tics of animal scales to help them develop the next gen­er­a­tion of light­weight armor systems.

Northeastern joins new research center on healthy aging

Terry Fulmer, dean of the Bouvé Col­lege of Health Sci­ences, will lead Northeastern’s team involved in a new multi-​​university con­sor­tium, which focuses on healthy aging and inno­v­a­tive approaches to help middle-​​aged and older adults lead a more active lifestyle.