3 Questions: Greg Britten on how marine life can recover by 2050

Committing to aggressive conservation efforts could rebuild ocean habitats and species populations in a few decades.

Lauren Hinkel | EAPS • mit
April 3, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: sustainability climate-change environment climate pollution policy ecology graduate research government computational-biology school-of-science 3-questions oceanography-and-ocean-engineering eaps postdoctoral

How transient invaders can transform an ecosystem

Study finds microbes can alter an environment dramatically before dying out.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 19, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: physics bacteria ecology microbes research school-of-science

Continuing a legacy of Antarctic exploration

The Summons Lab compares lipids from Antarctic microbial communities to century-old samples.

Fatima Husain | EAPS • mit
Nov. 22, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: evolution genetics geology climate-change environment climate bacteria biology ecology animals microbes research school-of-science eaps earth-and-atmospheric-sciences

Microbial cooperation at the micron scale impacts biodegradation

MIT researchers demonstrate how often-ignored microbial interactions have a significant impact on the biodegradation of complex materials.

Maria Iacobo | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering • mit
Nov. 15, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: climate-change carbon biology ecology microbes research school-of-engineering civil-and-environmental-engineering

How a declining environment affects populations

Study finds that competition between bacterial species can be upended when conditions deteriorate.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
May 13, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: evolution physics bacteria ecology microbes research school-of-science

Collaboration to expand the study of microbial oceanography | MIT News

Simons Foundation-backed CBIOMES brings together researchers in oceanography, statistics, data science, ecology, biogeochemistry, and remote sensing.

Helen Hill | EAPS • mit
July 10, 2018 ~9 min

Tags:  evolution  funding  biology  ecology  data  marine-biology  school-of-engineering  school-of-science  civil-and-environmental-engineering  oceanography-and-ocean-engineering  eaps  earth-and-atmospheric-sciences

Understanding microbial competition for nitrogen | MIT News

Interactions among microorganisms account for nitrite accumulation just below the sunlit zone, with implications for oceanic carbon and nitrogen cycling.

Lauren Hinkel | Oceans at MIT • mit
April 10, 2018 ~10 min

Tags:  chemistry  carbon  biology  ecology  microbes  microbiology  research  school-of-science  oceanography-and-ocean-engineering  eaps  ocean-science

Establishing interdisciplinary approaches to agriculture and fundamental biological processes | MIT News

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering awards cross-disciplinary seed funds.

Carolyn Schmitt | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering • mit
Oct. 11, 2017 ~11 min

Tags:  environment  funding  ecology  research  school-of-engineering  civil-and-environmental-engineering  grants

High-speed images capture archer fish’s rocket-like launch | MIT News

Insights into the hydrodynamics of the move may improve underwater vehicle design.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
April 19, 2017 ~8 min

Tags:  ecology  animals  biomechanics  research  mechanical-engineering  school-of-engineering  oceanography-and-ocean-engineering  fluid-dynamics

A mutual breakdown | MIT News

Species relationships devolve from jointly beneficial to competitive in benign environments.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 24, 2016 ~6 min

Tags:  evolution  physics  biology  ecology  animals  microbes  research  school-of-science  national-institutes-of-health-nih  biological-engineering  materials-processing-center

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