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.
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.
Through one of Northeastern’s Alternative Spring Break programs, 11 students ventured into the Florida Everglades to clean up trash and remove invasive species from the environment.
Invasive species can wreak havoc on ecosystems, like the Atlantic Ocean off the Southeastern U.S. and the Caribbean. Researchers have struggled in recent years to combat the presence of lionfish — which are native to the Indo-Pacific waters. Annette Govindarajan, an instructor in Northeastern University’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, explores the dangers that this fish and other invasive species present.