December 18, 2014

From the Grass Lab: Inside the Mosquito Brain

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“Where the Sun Never Sleeps (and Neither Do the Scientists)” – Field Notes from Toolik Lake, Alaska

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MBL Scientists to Participate in International Ocean Sampling Day

Marine diatoms. Credit: Gordon T. Taylor, Stony Brook University

Contact: Diana Kenney dkenney@mbl.edu; 508-289-7139; cell 508-685-3525 WOODS HOLE, Mass.— Saturday, June 21, 2014 is International Ocean Sampling Day. Scientists around the globe—including at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL)—will be collecting water samples, each containing a myriad of microorganisms, from different sites in the ocean. The goal of Ocean Sampling Day is to provide fundamental […]

@MBL: Cities are Ecosystems, Too

A New Look at Old Forests: Study Revises Theory on Growth and Carbon Storage in Mature Trees

Harvard Forest in Petersham, Mass. Credit: D. Foster

Contact: Diana Kenney dkenney@mbl.edu; 508-289-7139 WOODS HOLE, Mass.— As forests age, their ability to grow decreases, a new study by Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) scientists and colleagues has determined. Since most U.S. forests are maturing from regeneration that began about 100 years ago when extensive clear-cutting occurred, the study suggests the future growth of U.S. […]

@MBL: Science Journalism Fellows Conducting Urban Mosquito Habitat Studies

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Science Teachers from the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools Visit the MBL

MBL Director Joan Ruderman Announces Decision Not to Seek Re-appointment

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WOODS HOLE, Mass.—Joan Ruderman, president and director of the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), announced May 19 that she will not seek reappointment once her current term at the University of Chicago-affiliated lab expires in October. She agreed to stay in her position at least through the fall during the search for a new director. Ruderman […]

U.S. Climate Assessment Commands National Attention

MBL’s Jerry Melillo at White House to Release Third National Climate Assessment, May 6

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Contact: Diana Kenney, Marine Biological Laboratory dkenney@mbl.edu; 508-685-3525 (cell) WASHINGTON, D.C., and WOODS HOLE, Mass.— Jerry M. Melillo, Distinguished Scientist at the Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) will join John Holdren, Assistant to the U.S. President for Science and Technology, and other administration officials, to release the Third National Climate Assessment at […]