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Sometimes you have to jump out of a bus to make it to the Forbes “30 under 30” party

Among the five Northeastern graduates recognized by Forbes as notable entrepreneurs were Kyle Kornack and David Cooch, who co-founded a nonprofit that enables drivers to offset their carbon emissions by making donations to environmental causes at the gas pump.
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Modeling population connectivity to predict stability

Natural populations of organisms are always fluctuating, both due to the environment, and interactions with other populations and species, and ecological modeling provides a powerful took to help wildlife and resource managers predict the fluctuations of populations of economically or ecologically valuable species. A new study recently published in the journal Theoretical Ecology, by MSC PhD student […]
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Filtering fungi enhance nutrient removal in salt marshes

Salt marshes provide essential ecosystem services, such removing nutrients from runoff before it enters the ocean, but there is more research needed to uncover the mechanisms by which these services are provided and how they are being impacted by increasing human activity. A recent study appearing in the journal Microbial Ecology, led by former NUMSC graduate […]
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Understanding climate change is hard work. These robotic mussels are doing the heavy lifting.

Researcher in the Helmuth lab have developed artificial mussels to take the temperature of a changing climate for them.