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Mission 31 Sara Williams

Undergraduate research leads to NSF graduate research fellow award

One of this year’s NSF graduate research fellowship awardees is Sara Williams, a Research Technician at the Marine Science Center and an incoming graduate student in Northeastern’s Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology PhD program.

Stuck in the middle with oysters and crabs

Research from North­eastern Uni­ver­sity ecol­o­gist David Kimbro, along with colleagues Jon Grabowski and Randall Hughes, shows that the behavior of middle preda­tors in marine food webs plays an impor­tant role in the wel­fare of the whole system—and that, like our behavior, middle predator behavior is pretty fickle.