July 28, 2014

Neill To Discuss Deforestation, Agriculture, and Future of the Amazon at July 3 MBL Friday Evening Lecture

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MBL, Woods Hole, MA—The Amazon Basin of Brazil contains the earth’s largest tropical rainforest. Over the last two decades it has also become the world’s largest agricultural frontier. Dr. Christopher Neill, Director of the Ecosystems Center at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), will discuss how new cropping systems in the Brazilian Amazon influence the regional […]

New Analysis Reveals Previously “Hidden Diversity” of Mouth Bacteria

This network analysis shows the distribution of oral sites in the human mouth based on the taxonomic units identified in ~6 million bacterial 16S rRNA gene reads by oligotyping. Samples were obtained from 148 healthy individuals; the oral cavity of each individual was sampled at 9 locations. Each circle represents a sample and is colored based on which oral site it is from. Clustering of the oral sites shows that samples from the same oral site across individuals are more similar to each other than samples from the different oral sites in a single individual.

Printable version (pdf) Contact: Gina Hebert 508-289-7725; ghebert@mbl.edu   MBL, WOODS HOLE, MA—A new computational method for analyzing bacterial communities has uncovered closely related, previously indistinguishable bacteria living in different parts of the human mouth. The technique, developed by Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) scientists, provides high taxonomic resolution of bacterial communities and has the capacity […]

“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 […]

Paleontologist and Author Neil Shubin to Kick Off MBL Friday Evening Lecture Series, June 27

Neil Shubin

Contact: Gina Hebert 508-289-7725; ghebert@mbl.edu MBL, Woods Hole, MA– Our arms, legs, necks, and lungs were bequeathed to us by a fish that lumbered onto land millions of years ago. The genetic legacy of this creature can be seen today in our own DNA, including the genes used to build the quintessentially human feature, our […]

Second Scientific Retreat Moves MBL, University of Chicago Toward “A New Era in Discovery”

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Longtime MBL Employee Lionel Hall Receives 2014 John K. Bullard Diversity Award

Lionel Hall

WOODS HOLE, MA—Longtime MBL employee Lionel Hall has been selected as the 2014 recipient of The John K. Bullard Diversity Award, given every other year to an individual in the Woods Hole community who plays a significant role in making the community more inclusive and more welcoming of people of all backgrounds. The award is […]

The Four Seasons of Vivaldi and Piazzolla to be Performed at MBL Summer Concert, July 20

MBL Summer Concert Curtis on Tour

Printable version (pdf) Contact: Gina Hebert 508-289-7725; ghebert@mbl.edu MBL, WOODS HOLE, MA—Tickets are now on sale for the MBL Summer Concert featuring Curtis On Tour, a program of the Philadelphia-based Curtis Institute of Music.  The concert will be held on Sunday, July 20 at 7:00 PM in the Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole. […]

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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