College of Science Connects: The Plastics Problem

    Hear from Professor Aron Stubbins and students to discuss the interactions between humans and the environment. Explore the global cycle of plastics, the processes that breakdown plastics in the environment, and the ecological and human health implications of plastics and their by-products. Discover new innovations that may be instrumental in finding solutions to […]
November 12, 2021

These co-ops are taking part in creating the next model organism, one cephalopod at a time.

It’s not every day you get the chance to work with cephalopods. That, however, is not the case for Northeastern students Sarah Beecy and Sonia van Stekelenborg. Beecy, a third-year marine biology student, and van Stekelenborg, a third-year environmental science student, are currently on their first co-op as marine cephalopod aquarists at Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The MBL is a […]
October 22, 2021

If we don’t halt climate change, the world’s oceans may never be the same.

The vast majority of the world’s oceans may never be the same if humanity doesn’t curb our carbon emissions. As much as 95% of the climates in the surface ocean that exist today could completely disappear within 80 years, according to new research led by Katie Lotterhos, associate professor of marine and environmental sciences at […]
August 27, 2021

Did a legendary trout really ride the rails from California to Missouri?

Crane Creek flows right to left in front of me, spring-fed and uncommonly clear and cool, slicing through trees that line both banks. Shallow and thin, it runs 25 miles through thick forests in southwest Missouri, at some points no farther across than a fishing pole is long. You could walk across it and never […]
July 09, 2021