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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.
Randall Hughes, Assistant Professor in the Marine and Environmental Sciences department, has been awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award.
A new study lead by MSC researchers explores how variation among individuals of a marsh consumer species may impact overall community structure and dynamics.
A recent faculty publication examines the unique roles played by two co-occurring foundation species in mangrove forests, revealing that not all foundation species are created equal.
Fish are not silent creatures. Just like the terrestrial world, there’s a veritable symphony of sound echoing under the sea. Indeed, the black drum fish was the subject of many a phone call to the Miami police back in 2005, when their midnight mating calls were waking up the locals.
Oysters and "The Brady Bunch"? Assistant Professor David Kimbro and colleagues have us covered
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.
Height matters, among other things, according to Assistant Professor Randall Hughes, whose work recently appeared in the Journal of Ecology.
Ever wonder how a parasite finds its host in the ocean or why some hosts have more parasites than others? According to a recent study, it may be simpler than you think.
In the marshlands of the southeast United States, the periwinkle snail is among the most abundant grazing species.