Plants with small white flowers found during CSAM field work.

Biology News

Category: Our Research

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Student Wins Second in Poster Contest

Melissa Mazzaro, who is pursuing a Marine Biology and Coastal Sciences BS/MS, won the award at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Northeast Aquatic Plant Management Society

Charles Ezenwanne in the lab

Charles Ezenwanne wins National Awards and Accolades through Lung Cancer Research Project

Through the awards from the Society of Toxicology and Promega Corporation, and previously a Research Grant from the Wehner Research Committee at Montclair State University, Charles will conduct his project developing the potential anti-cancer supplement Methylsulfonylmethane.

Global Soil Organic Carbon Stocks in Natural and Urban Ecosystems

The research of doctoral student Shih-Chien Chien and Biology Professor Dr. Jennifer Krumins helps present a globally comprehensive picture of soil organic carbon stocks between natural and urban ecosystems.

Diving Squad To Scrub Jellyfish Off Berkeley Shores’ Bulkheads

A team of volunteer divers will be taking steps to reduce the number of jellyfish in the Berkeley Shores lagoon on Saturday morning.

Kelp forests provide a range of ecosystem services

Embrace kelp forests in the coming decade

Dr. Colette Feehan was the primary author of this letter published in Science Magazine

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State warns of ‘exploding’ jellyfish population in Charlestown salt ponds

The Providence Journal spoke with Dr. Paul Bologna regarding the conditions sea nettles thrive

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Professor Interviewed on 60 Second Science Podcast

Dr. Colette Feehan provided insight in the episode To Fight Climate Change: Grow a Floating Forest, Then Sink It

Purple urchins consume the remainder of a small giant kelp.

In the Pacific, Global Warming Disrupted The Ecological Dance of Urchins, Sea Stars And Kelp. Otters Help Restore Balance.

When ocean heat waves and a sea star disease devastated kelp forests that are critical to sea life and the California urchin fishing industry, sea otters came to the rescue.

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IRES: Summer Biology Research Program in Japan (2021)

The group will take part in the program from May 17 to July 23 researching Novel Genetic Elements Regulating Behavior of Medaka and Zebrafish

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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.