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.
As authorities continue to debate the topic, marine science expert Brian Helmuth explains how barnacles on a recently discovered fragment of an airplane wing could help investigators determine if the debris came from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
Eva Hayes, S’16, is on co-op in the Bahamas at the Bimini Sharklab, where she swims with sharks and helps the lab study and tag them for research purposes. It’s a “dream co-op,” she said.
Antarctic fish are a vital component to the food web that sustains life in the cold Southern Ocean that surrounds Antarctica. They feed on smaller organisms, and serve as meals […]
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.
Beach Sisters, an outreach program at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center designed to help underserved school-aged girls develop scientific inquiry and citizenship skills, received an award at the Massachusetts State House on Monday.
Benjamin Moran, S’18, has been awarded the Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The scholarship includes a 10-week paid internship working on a research project under the guidance of an NOAA mentor.
Students and faculty across many disciplines presented their scholarly research, innovative thinking, and entrepreneurial endeavors at the annual expo, where many young researchers were honored with prestigious awards.
Graduate student Jessica Torossian encountered winter’s beauty in the form of frost flowers while performing field research on blue mussels in the Gulf of Maine.
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.
New research from Purnima Ratilal, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering whose expertise is in underwater acoustic sensing methods, provides high-resolution localization data of sperm whales swimming in shallow continental shelf waters.
Some scientists get to have all the fun. Last week my colleague Joan Lynch and I made the trip up to Nahant to visit with a team of marine researchers based at […]
When animals must balance the fear of being eaten with their own need to feed, their decisions affect the whole ecosystem. New research from Northeastern professor Geoff Trussell, who directs Northeastern’s Marine Science Center, suggests this effect is even more pronounced under future climate change scenarios.
Northeastern marine science professors Brian Helmuth and Mark Patterson discuss the decision for Northeastern to join forces with Mission 31, the monthlong underwater expedition off the Florida coast and headed by Fabien Cousteau.
Graduate student Amanda Dwyer will lead a research project in conjunction with Mission 31, a monthlong underwater expedition led by Fabien Cousteau, in which she’ll examine the dynamics of zooplankton on coral reefs.
As part of a month-long underwater research mission, graduate student Allison Matzelle will lead a project studying the flow of energy through one of the oldest organisms in the world: the giant barrel sponge.
Doctoral students Allison Matzelle, Jennifer Morales, and Tanya Rogers have been named 2014 graduate research fellows by the National Science Foundation. The program supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines.
Northeastern associate professor Jon Grabowski, an expert in marine science and fisheries and a member of the New England Fishery Management Council’s Habitat Plan Development Team, is working with fisheries scientists and managers to develop tools that will enhance fisheries habitat management.
U.S. Reps. John Tierney and Katherine Clark, as well as staff members from U.S. Sens. Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren’s offices, visited Northeastern’s unique urban coastal research facility in Nahant on Wednesday to learn more about the interdisciplinary work taking place there.
New research from marine scientists at Northeastern shows that the behavior of middle predators in marine food webs plays an important role in the welfare of the whole system—and that, like our behavior, middle predator behavior is pretty fickle.
Northeastern researchers will investigate the effects of global change on reef ecology as part of Mission 31, documentary filmmaker Fabien Cousteau’s 31-day underwater expedition off the coast of Florida.
Jennifer Elliott, a doctoral candidate at the Marine Science Center, is pursuing research to determine how best to rehabilitate the coral reefs in her homeland of Mauritius, a small island located in the Indian Ocean.
Last May I posted about a very cool science communication project from Randall Hughes and David Kimbro, both assistant professors of marine and environmental science. Before they came to Northeastern a […]
Oh dear god, they said snow…again. At least if you get to spend your days playing up at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, it’ll be pretty: Video courtesy of Northeastern […]
Sir Richard Roberts, a Nobel laureate and globally recognized leader in genomics and molecular biology, has joined the university as a Distinguished University Professor in the College of Science.
Northeastern professors have teamed up with Fabien Cousteau, the grandson of famed oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, to lead Mission-31—a 31-day research operation on the ocean floor off Florida’s coast.
The university-wide launch of Northeastern’s $1 billion campaign served as the centerpiece of Homecoming Weekend, which brought together generations of alumni, along with current students, faculty, and staff to celebrate and showcase their Husky pride.
When it comes to making babies, most species pick a strategy and stick with it. Humans, for example, are perfectly happy with our sexual mode of reproduction: Half the DNA […]
Northeastern researchers are developing a neuronal-based control system that would allow the RoboBee to forage for flowers.
At the first annual Sustaining Coastal Cities conference, national and international leaders began a conversation on the future of fisheries.
Climate change may impact the incidence and severity of a toxic species of algae, according to research by recent environmental studies graduate Ashley Cryan.
High school students assess ocean life on a global scale during a summer program at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center in Nahant, Mass.