April 18, 2014

Staying Alive in the High and Dry: How Plants in Arid Lands Gain Nutrients to Survive

Field experiments were conducted in a remote area near Utah’s Bear Lake where the ecosystem’s productivity is limited by both water and nitrogen availability. Photo: Zoe Cardon

Printable version (pdf) Contact: Gina Hebert 508-289-7725; ghebert@mbl.edu WOODS HOLE, MA—The vast sagebrush landscapes of the western United States are one of the largest ecosystems in North America.  Long, cold winters and hot, dry summers characterize these cold desert ecosystems and create bone-dry soils during seasonal droughts. New research published this week from MBL (Marine […]

Science Before Supper Talks Resume at Falmouth Public Library, November 21


Contact: Susan Joslin 508-289-7281; sjoslin@mbl.edu MBL, WOODS HOLE, MA—The MBL Associates are pleased to announce the second season of Science Before Supper, a series of talks co-sponsored by the Falmouth Public Library. The free talks, presented by MBL scientists, are designed especially for nonscientists. Each will be held in the library’s Hermann Foundation Meeting Room, […]

Marine Biological Laboratory Trustees Elect Three New Members

Printable version (pdf) Contact: Gina Hebert 508-289-7725; ghebert@mbl.edu MBL, WOODS HOLE, MA—The Trustees of the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) elected three new members at their meeting on August 2.  They are David A. Greene, University of Chicago; Eric D. Isaacs, Argonne National Laboratory; and John W. McCarter, Jr., The Field Museum. “Our new Trustees bring […]

MBL’s Julie Huber to Lead Research Expedition to Deep-Sea Volcano

Location of Axial Seamount and its Regional Scale Node (RSN), part of the Ocean Observatories Initiative’s cabled observatory network.  Image credit: Regional Scale Nodes, University of Washington.

Printable version (pdf) Contact: Gina Hebert 508-289-7725, ghebert@mbl.edu Woods Hole, MA –MBL (Marine Biological Laboratory) microbial oceanographer Julie Huber will lead a national team of scientists on a deep-sea expedition to Axial Seamount, an active volcano 300 miles off the Oregon coast. The researchers are seeking to better understand the vast diversity of marine microbial […]

Pressing Environmental Questions to be Explored at MBL Fall Seminar Series


Contact: Gina Hebert 508-289-7725, ghebert@mbl.edu WOODS HOLE, MA—A lecture exploring the potentially enormous health dividends that could be realized from lowering greenhouse gas emissions will kick off the 2013 MBL (Marine Biological Laboratory) Distinguished Scientist Seminar Series. Jonathon Patz, M.D., professor and director of the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin in Madison […]

MBL To Present Free Family Science Day, July 17


Contact: Gina Hebert 508-289-7652; ghebert@mbl.edu MBL, WOODS HOLE, MA—The public is invited to join the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) for Discovery Day, a free family science fair and anniversary party on Wednesday, July 17 from 3:00 to 5:30 PM, MBL Street in Woods Hole.  The event, held on the anniversary of the laboratory’s dedication in […]

Distinguished Neurobiologist Leslie Vosshall to Discuss Courtship and Copulation in the Fly at Forbes Lecture, July 18


Woods Hole, MA—Renowned molecular neurobiologist Dr. Leslie B. Vosshall will discuss her research, which focuses on sexual behavior in the fly, Drosophila melanogaster, at the Forbes Lecture Thursday, July 18.  The lecture, supported by The Grass Foundation, is titled “Time for Love: Courtship and Copulation in the Fly,” and will be held at 8:00 PM […]

MBL Summer Falmouth Forum to Address Ethical Issues in Organ Donation and Transplantation


Contact: Susan Joslin 508-289-7281; sjoslin@mbl.edu WOODS HOLE, MA—Dr. Ruth L. Fischbach, a professor of Bioethics and director and co-founder of the Center for Bioethics at Columbia University will raise current, contentious, and unresolved ethical and societal dilemmas surrounding organ donation and transplantation in a special MBL (Marine Biological Laboratory) Falmouth Forum lecture titled “Ethical Issues […]

Rachel Carson Statue To Be Dedicated in Woods Hole, July 14


Contact: Andrea Early (508) 289-7652; aearly@mbl.edu Woods Hole, MA– A life-sized bronze statue of environmentalist and writer Rachel Carson (1907-1964) will be unveiled on July 14 at 2:00 PM at a ceremony in the Marine Biological Laboratory’s (MBL) Waterfront Park, Water Street, Woods Hole, Mass. The statue commemorates Carson’s ties to Woods Hole and Cape […]

MBL to Present 125th Anniversary Concert, July 7

MBL Anniversary Concert

Contact: Gina Hebert 508-289-7725; ghebert@mbl.edu WOODS HOLE, MA—In celebration of the Marine Biological Laboratory’s 125th Anniversary, the public is invited to a special MBL Anniversary Concert featuring Curtis On Tour, a program of the Philadelphia-based Curtis Institute of Music, on Sunday, July 7 at 7:00 PM in the Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole. […]