Carnivorous conchs to blame for oyster decline

David Kimbro, a marine and envi­ron­mental sci­ence pro­fessor at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, has solved the mys­tery of why reefs in Florida inlets were expe­ri­encing large num­bers of oyster loss. Drought and sub­se­quent high salt levels in water led to a pop­u­la­tion spike in one of the oys­ters’ main preda­tors: conchs.

Writer, activist Naomi Klein says radical action needed on climate crisis

Klein spoke at North­eastern last week about her new book, in which she pins the blame for cli­mate change largely on cap­i­talism and argues that rad­ical change spurred by a pow­erful social move­ment is the nec­es­sary response to the situation.

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.

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.

How does marine life survive climate extremes?

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.

3Qs: Why time is now to link science, ocean policy

North­eastern pro­fessor Brian Hel­muth, an expert on cli­mate change and envi­ron­mental policy, has co-​​authored a paper in the journal Nature Cli­mate Change exam­ining the need to fur­ther inte­grate sci­ence into U.S. cli­mate and ocean policy.