July 31, 2014

University of Chicago President Robert J. Zimmer to Serve as Chairman of Marine Biological Laboratory Board of Trustees

Contact: Gina Hebert (508) 289-7725; ghebert@mbl.edu MBL, WOODS HOLE, MA—University of Chicago President Robert J. Zimmer will serve as the next Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Marine Biological Laboratory. This proposed step was met with unanimous support at the MBL Board’s meeting on November 2, 2013. His term will begin after the […]

New MBL/Woods Hole Research Center Projects to Address Environmental Impacts of Agriculture Expansion in Amazon

Corn planting at Tanguro Ranch in Mato Grosso Brazil in the rainy season of February 2013. Corn planting immediately followed harvest of an earlier soybean crop. Double cropping with corn is rapidly expanding at the agricultural frontier in Mato Grosso. Original tropical rainforest is in the background.

Contact: Gina Hebert 508-289-7725; ghebert@mbl.edu MBL, WOODS HOLE, MA—A decade ago, Brazil was losing an area of rainforest about the size of Massachusetts each year to cattle pasture and croplands. Recently, deforestation has slowed because agriculture is intensifying and allowing farmers to produce more crops on the same land. Nowhere is this more evident than […]

Renowned Speaker and Author Samuel Shem to Kick Off MBL Falmouth Forum, December 6

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Contact:  Susan Joslin (508) 289-7281; sjoslin@mbl.edu Woods Hole, MA –  The MBL Falmouth Forum begins its 23rd season with a presentation on Friday, December 6 by Samuel Shem (pen-name of Stephen Bergman, M.D., Ph.D.) titled “The Essence of Good Medicine: from The House of God to Bill W. and Dr. Bob.” Shem is a psychiatrist, […]

MBL Falmouth Forum Announces New Season

Contact: Susan Joslin 508-289-7281; sjoslin@mbl.edu Woods Hole, MA–The MBL (Marine Biological Laboratory) Associates are pleased to announce the schedule for the 23rd season of the MBL Falmouth Forum. Established to bring a variety of lectures, performances, and presentations to the Cape Cod community during the winter months, the MBL Falmouth Forum provides audiences with a […]

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

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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

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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

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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 […]