Randall Hughes

Associate Professor
Location: 1 MSC (Marine Science Center), Boston, MA 02115

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Marine Community Ecology and Biodiversity

Publications

About

Prof. Hughes is interested in understanding the causes and consequences of biodiversity within and across species.  She focuses on marine and estuarine systems because of the strong experimental tradition in these systems and the important ecosystem services they provide to humans.  The incredible productivity of marine ecosystems and our increasing…

Prof. Hughes is interested in understanding the causes and consequences of biodiversity within and across species.  She focuses on marine and estuarine systems because of the strong experimental tradition in these systems and the important ecosystem services they provide to humans.  The incredible productivity of marine ecosystems and our increasing impact and reliance on them makes marine ecology an ideal field for addressing questions of concern to basic and applied science.

Associate Professor Hughes in the news

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A New Method to Forecast Marine Life Vulnerability to Climate Change

Associate Professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences Randall Hughes and her lab have a novel approach for determining how marine life populations will react to climate change.
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Bridging the ‘practice science gap’ to optimize restoration projects

As restoration projects throughout Massachusetts and the country focus on restoring natural ecosystems, researchers at Northeastern University are looking for ways to better bridge the "practice science gap" between practitioners and biodiversity research in an effort optimize these types of projects.