Common whelk live in one of the fastest-warming marine areas, Rutgers-led study says Climate change could threaten the survival and development of common whelk – a type of sea snail – in the mid-Atlantic region, according to a study led by scientists at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The common, or waved, whelk (Buccinum undatum) is an […]
Marine and Coastal Sciences
Rutgers researchers retraced the evolution of enzymes over billions of years Rutgers researchers have discovered the origins of the protein structures responsible for metabolism: simple molecules that powered early life on Earth and serve as chemical signals that NASA could use to search for life on other planets. Their study, which predicts what the earliest […]
An exciting inter-disciplinary documentary, funded in part by the National Science Foundation, following a world-class team of scientists, including Oscar Schofield chairman of SEBS Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, as they race across the world’s fastest winter-warming place to study a changing ocean. Imagine yourself here doing hands-on research at SEBS!
Jennifer Walker, post doctoral student, narrates this film of professor Ben Horton, Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, and his post-docs doing sea level rise research and exploring the mysteries ‘Beneath the Marsh.’ Imagine yourself here doing hands-on research at SEBS!
Laura Haynes cruises the world searching for core samples By Craig Winston It’s hard to pinpoint where you might find Laura Haynes, an EOAS post-doctoral fellow, for an interview. During a telephone chat she sounded far away. She explained why in a subsequent email. “I was actually in Fiji, eating breakfast before we headed out to board […]
By Mary Ellen Dowd Rutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS) faculty member Rebecca Jackson is a physical oceanographer with specialized interests in ocean-glacier interactions, coastal dynamics, and polar processes. Her research focuses on the underwater melting of glaciers, specifically in Greenland and Alaska, and ocean dynamics in the polar regions where various […]
Robotic kayaks were used to track meltwater Tidewater glaciers, the massive rivers of ice that end in the ocean, may be melting underwater much faster than previously thought, according to a Rutgers co-authored study that used robotic kayaks. The findings, which challenge current frameworks for analyzing ocean-glacier interactions, have implications for the rest of the […]
Grace Saba, assistant professor, is the lead principal investigator, and John Wilkin, professor, in the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, is co-principal investigator, of a $1,499,895 million project observing ocean acidification on the U.S. Northeast Shelf, from the Mid-Atlantic to the Gulf of Maine. The project, “Optimizing O cean Acidification Observations for Model Parameterization […]
Rutgers’ first astrobiology course explores possibility of alien microbes on other planets and moons People have spent centuries wondering whether life exists beyond Earth, but only recently have scientists developed the tools to find out. One of them is Nathan Yee, a Rutgers University–New Brunswick professor of geomicrobiology and geochemistry and a co-investigator at Rutgers […]
NASA-funded researchers say astrobiology lessons can boost a child’s confidence Josue, a 5th grader at McKinley Community School in New Brunswick, imagines an alien could evolve and thrive in the harsh elements of Jupiter by harnessing the ability to eat gas. Then, he uses clay to sculpt the creature and names his lifeform “Jomama.” “We […]