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News and Announcements

Category: Biology

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.

Scott Kight, PhD talks to CBS2 about moths

Happy Moth-er Day!

Associate Dean and Biology Professor, Dr. Scott Kight, had some interesting moth facts for John Elliot from CBS2

study abroad student on an overlook above a coastal town

CSAM Students Taking Flight

These students are part of a group of Montclair State students and alumni named Fulbright semi-finalists and students earning national scholarships to study abroad

Dr. Adams teaching in the molecular biology lab

WSAV Honoring Black History

The news station’s segment featured Biology professor, Dr. Sandra Daise Adams

Meiyin Wu collecting data and samples at a nearby lake

Dr. Meiyin Wu Joins Expert Team Within NJDEP

Dr. Wu is a Professor in the Biology department, and is the Director of the New Jersey Center for Water Science and Technology

liberty state park mural

Why start from scratch when Mother Nature has already gone to work on Liberty State Park interior?

An opinion piece by Frank Gallagher, Claus Holzapfel and Jennifer Krumins published on NJ.com

Gilman Grant recipients

Montclair State Students Earn Prestigious Study Abroad Scholarship

Both students hope to study in South Korea when travel restrictions are lifted

sugar kelp

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.

Dr. Galster teaching a class

New and Updated Programs for Fall 2020

CSAM will be adding, updating, and partnering with various programs this Fall

Ann Muthee

From EMT to Essential Worker

Biology Major and Frontline Healthcare Worker Exhibits Outstanding Dedication During COVID-19 Outbreak

Julia Dondero working in the lab at LabCorp

Acing the Test

Montclair State alumna helps develop critical at-home self-collection kit for LabCorp’s COVID-19 diagnostic test

Hassan Kashif and Zaki Tahir with their Dr. Floss prototype

Biology and Math Students Take First Place in Feliciano Pitch Contest

Junior biology major Hassan Kashif and freshman mathematics major Zaki Tahir created Dr. Floss, a one-time-use, eco-friendly device that enables buyers to floss all of their teeth simultaneously.