The Ecosystems Center
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.
Creation of National Microbiome Initiative
Today, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced a new, National Microbiome Initiative, and senior scientists Zoe Cardon and David Mark Welch represented the MBL, and Jack Gilbert represented the new UChicago/Argonne/MBL Microbiome Center, at the event in Washington, DC. The National Microbiome Initiative has emerged over the last several years from the growing recognition that microbes are at the core of organismal health and ecosystem services sustaining humanity world-wide.
Arctic Scientists Gather at MBL
More than 65 ecologists and earth system scientists gathered at MBL April 6 and 7 for the annual Arctic LTER All-Scientists meeting. The Arctic LTER, led by Ecosystems Center Senior Scientist Gus Shaver, investigates the dynamics of the tundra, lake and stream ecosystems on the North Slope of Alaska and is based at Toolik Field Station.