Seventeen Scientists Selected for Whitman Center Research Awards

Seventeen innovative scientists are recipients of 2017 Whitman Center Research Awards, the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) has announced. These leading scientists, who hail from 16 institutions in 5 nations, will receive funding to conduct research in the MBL’s Whitman Center, a vibrant, interactive research community that annually includes more than 100 principal investigators from academic […]

Mating Battle Between Wild Cuttlefish Captured on Video for First Time

Contact: Diana Kenney dkenney@mbl.edu; 508-289-7139(office) or 508-685-3525(cell) Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvySUXdPeGw WOODS HOLE, Mass. — It sounds like Shakespearean drama: A male fights to protect his mate after a rival steals her away, using all his cunning and strength to win her back. Yet this encounter played out not on the stage, but in the […]

UChicago Faculty Members to Serve on MBL Interim Leadership Team

Melina Hale and Neil Shubin have agreed to serve as interim leaders of the Marine Biological Laboratory effective May 1, 2017.   Hale and Shubin will join the MBL staff while the Board identifies a successor to Huntington F. Willard who will resign as president and director of the MBL at the end of April, 2017. […]

Huntington F. Willard to Step Down as Marine Biological Laboratory President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 24, 2017 Contact: Gina Hebert (508) 717-1730;     WOODS HOLE, MA—Huntington F. Willard has announced he will step down from his position as president and director of the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) at the end of April. Willard has held the position since January 2015, during which time he led […]

NSF Awards MBL $6.8 Million for Arctic Ecology, Climate Change Research

For the fourth consecutive decade, scientists at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) will lead the nation’s primary research project on Arctic ecology and its responses to climate warming, with $6.8 million in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grant was recently awarded to Senior Scientist Edward B. Rastetter, lead principal investigator of the […]

Message from the MBL President and Director Regarding Immigration

The Marine Biological Laboratory is deeply committed to the free and open exchange of scholars from around the world. It is the defining characteristic of our mission supporting the advancement of scientific knowledge for the benefit of mankind. We are concerned about the potential impact of the Executive Order signed on January 27, 2017, which […]

Marine Biological Laboratory Announces 2017 Friday Evening Lecture Series

The Marine Biological Laboratory is pleased to announce the Friday Evening Lecture schedule for the summer of 2017.  The hour-long talks are geared for a diverse and engaged audience and appeal to scientists and non-scientists alike. The 2017 lineup of speakers will explore some of the most fascinating subjects in science today including aging and […]

MBL Study Finds Limited Sign of Soil Adaptation to Climate Warming

Contact: Diana Kenney, Marine Biological Laboratory 508-685-3525; dkenney@mbl.edu WOODS HOLE, Mass. — While scientists and policy experts debate the impacts of global warming, the Earth’s soil is releasing roughly nine times more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere than all human activities combined. This huge carbon flux from soil — due to the natural respiration of […]

Marine Biological Laboratory Announces First MBL Fellows

Nine faculty members from institutions around the country have been appointed to the new position of MBL Fellow at the Marine Biological Laboratory. MBL Fellows come to Woods Hole to pursue collaborative research on key topics related to the MBL’s strategic plan.  Each Fellow holds a primary appointment at another U.S. or global institution while […]

Anne Giblin Named Interim Director of MBL Ecosystems Center

Marine Biological Laboratory senior scientist Anne Giblin has been named interim director of the Ecosystems Center. Giblin has been a member of the MBL faculty for more than three decades. Her research focuses on the cycling of elements in the environment and understanding how ecosystems respond to high nutrient inputs from wastewater and fertilizer. “It’s […]