November 28, 2014

February 14th MBL Falmouth Forum Cancelled

Contact: Susan Joslin, 508-289-7281; Woods Hole, MA – The MBL Falmouth Forum originally scheduled for February 14, 2014 has been cancelled. The event will be rescheduled on a date to be determined. Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Dunn was scheduled to speak at 7:30 PM in the MBL’s Lillie Auditorium, but had to cancel his […]

Pulitzer Prize Winner Stephen Dunn at Next MBL Falmouth Forum, February 14

Contact: Susan Joslin 508-289-7281; The MBL Falmouth Forum offers its third presentation of the season on Friday, February 14, 2014 with a poetry reading by Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Dunn.  The event will be held at 7:30 PM in the MBL’s Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole. Sponsored by the MBL Associates, the […]

MBL Talk on the Ocean “Plastisphere” at Falmouth Public Library, February 13

Contact: Susan Joslin 508-289-7281; MBL, WOODS HOLE, MA—The third presentation of the Marine Biological Laboratory’s (MBL) “Science Before Supper” series will be held on February 13, 2014 at the Falmouth Public Library. Linda Amaral-Zettler, Associate Scientist in the MBL’s Josephine Bay Paul Center will present a talk titled “Welcome to the Plastisphere: the New […]

JFK Assassination Topic of Next MBL Falmouth Forum, January 17

Contact: Susan Joslin 508-289-7281; MBL, WOODS HOLE, MA—The MBL Falmouth Forum offers its second presentation of the season with a talk by author Peter Janney on Friday, January 17 titled “Why Historical Truth and Accuracy Are So Important: The JFK Assassination Revisited.” Janney is the author of Mary’s Mosaic: The CIA Conspiracy to Murder […]

MBL’s “Science Before Supper” to Present Talk on Aging at Falmouth Public Library, January 9

Contact: Susan Joslin 508-289-7281; MBL, WOODS HOLE, MA—Jonathan Gitlin, the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) Deputy Director of Research and Programs, will explore aspects of the biology of aging in his talk titled, “It’s Not the Age, It’s the Miles: Understanding Biological Time,” the second presentation of the MBL Associates’ “Science Before Supper” series of […]

Rudolf Oldenbourg Appointed Director of MBL Cellular Dynamics Program

Credit: Naoki Noda

Contact: Gina Hebert 508-289-7725; MBL, Woods Hole, MA—The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) has appointed senior scientist Rudolf Oldenbourg director of its Cellular Dynamics Program (CDP). Established in 2008, the CDP is composed of several independent laboratories, notably those with a specialization in imaging and cell physiology and biochemistry. The program houses the MBL’s microscopy […]

College Students to Present Research Results at MBL Symposium, December 13

Contact: Gina Hebert 508-289-7725;   MBL, WOODS HOLE, MA—The public is invited to attend a symposium featuring the research results of 22 undergraduate students who are participating in the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) Semester in Environmental Sciences (SES) program. The symposium will be held from 8:20 AM to 3:30 PM on Friday, December 13 […]

MBL Scientist Anne Giblin Named 2013 AAAS Fellow


WOODS HOLE, MA—Anne E. Giblin, a senior scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society, and publisher of the journal, Science.  Giblin was elected for distinguished contributions to the field of biogeochemistry, especially relating to […]

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

Contact: Gina Hebert (508) 289-7725; 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; 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 […]