Continuing a legacy of Antarctic exploration

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

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

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

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 | Nov. 15, 2019 | mit
~3 mins   

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

How a declining environment affects populations

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

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

Tags: research physics microbes bacteria ecology evolution 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 | July 10, 2018
~9 mins |

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

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 | April 10, 2018
~10 mins |

Tags:  research  microbiology  chemistry  biology  oceanography-and-ocean-engineering  ocean-science  microbes  carbon  ecology  eaps  school-of-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 | Oct. 11, 2017
~11 mins |

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

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 | April 19, 2017
~8 mins |

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

A mutual breakdown | MIT News

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

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Aug. 24, 2016
~6 mins |

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

Exploring networks efficiently | MIT News

Analysis of ant colony behavior could yield better algorithms for network communication.

Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office | July 13, 2016
~8 mins |

Tags:  research  school-of-engineering  algorithms  computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail  computer-science-and-technology  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  networks  robots  social-media  social-networks  ecology  behavior  biology

Microscale marine interactions may shape critical carbon cycles | MIT News

New research finds interactions between microorganisms and marine particles may have significant effects on oceanic carbon cycling.

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering | June 30, 2016
~6 mins |

Tags:  research  microbes  oceanography-and-ocean-engineering  ecology  civil-and-environmental-engineering  physics  school-of-engineering  school-of-science

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