Surprisingly, Earth had nearly ice-free conditions with carbon dioxide levels not much higher than today and had glacial periods in times previously believed to be ice-free over the last 66 million years, according to a paper published in the journal Science Advances. “Our team showed that Earth’s history of glaciation was more complex than previously thought,” said lead […]
Marine and Coastal Sciences
The Jersey Shore is endeared in our minds as a mystical convergence of beach, ocean, boardwalk and amusements—punctuated with sounds of seagulls and crashing waves—and seasoned with smells of salty air and clams. Growing up at the beach provides a year-round, behind-the-scenes perspective of the Shore that summer visitors rarely see. For Hailey Conrad, growing […]
Laura Reynolds, an EOAS postdoctoral fellow, and team, are conducting pioneering research on carbon and sediment levels of the tidal marshes in the Raritan River and Bay, to better understand and predict how sea level rise will impact these waterways. By Carol Peters The tidal Raritan River, once dubbed the “Queen of Rivers” in a poem […]
Cold War testing radioactivity used to determine longevity of largest fish on Earth Nuclear bomb tests during the Cold War in the 1950s and 1960s have helped scientists accurately estimate the age of whale sharks, the biggest fish in the seas, according to a Rutgers-led study. It’s the first time the age of this majestic […]
If circulation of deep waters in the Atlantic stops or slows due to climate change, it could cause cooling in northern North America and Europe – a scenario that has occurred during past cold glacial periods. Now, a Rutgers coauthored study suggests that short-term disruptions of deep ocean circulation occurred during warm interglacial periods in the last […]
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 […]
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 […]