Plants with small white flowers found during CSAM field work.

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Marine Heatwaves Damage Ocean Forests

A new study reveals that intensifying marine heatwaves are driving the loss of kelp forests at their warm range edges on both sides of the North Atlantic.

Reconstruction of fish ancestries based on DNA, with and without placentas

Ladies’ choice: What drives faster, flashier formation of new animal species

Dr. Robert Meredith participates in research helping to answer questions revolving around sexual selection and evolutionary biology.

Paul Bologna with students visiting Rhode Island for jellyfish research

Cling and Sting: Tiny jellyfish a big hazard in South County ponds, river

Professor Paul Bologna, accompanied by two students, took a trip up to Rhode Island to collect samples and data of the invasive jellyfish now in the area.

Domenica Mousa in Monmouth County Mosquito Control lab

Student awarded research scholarship from the New Jersey Mosquito Control Association

Domenica Mousa won the Jobbins Scholarship for her research with Assistant Professor Matthew Aardema.

Emilie Luttman interview

Fascination with birds leads to research opportunity at Montclair State

Emilie Luttman is spreading her wings as a graduate student at Montclair State University, contributing to the research of the endangered American kestrel, the smallest bird of prey.

Officials Issue Warning For Clinging Jellyfish In New Jersey

CBS features Dr. Paul Bologna, Director of the Marine Biology and Coastal Sciences Program, as the clinging jellyfish issue continues in NJ waters.

NJTV video featuring Biology professor passes 1 million views

Dr. Paul Bologna discusses the Portuguese Man-of-War in New Jersey in this news piece from 2015.

Meeting in Miniature held at Seton Hall

CSAM Biology and Chemistry Students Receive Graduate Poster Awards

Valerie Paschalis, Ayuni Yussof, and Theresa Aponte were awarded for their posters at the Theobald Smith Society, the New Jersey Branch of the American Society for Microbiology Meeting in Miniature.

Erika Bernal at Benthic Conference

Marine Biology Master’s student awarded Tibor T. Polgar Fellowship

Erika Bernal was awarded her fellowship to further her research on microplastics and oyster filtering.

Scientists surveying the coral reef community in the middle Florida Keys

Biology Faculty Member Colette Feehan Awarded Grant for Coral Reef Research

Dr. Colette Feehan is studying the ecology of coral reefs in the Florida Keys following Hurricane Irma with support from a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine “Scientific Research Disaster Recovery Grant.”

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Marine Biology Master’s student takes flight researching with drones

Lauren O’Neil and Dr. Amy Ferdinand are conducting a study at a pond located in Byram Township in Sussex County, where Lauren is studying the biology of a species of freshwater clam.

Dr. John Smallwood with an American Kestrel

John Smallwood, Biology, Elected American Ornithological Society Fellow

The American Ornithological Society (AOS), the most prestigious professional society in the discipline, chooses Fellows based on their exceptional and sustained contributions to ornithology.