LEHT marine station’s history dates back to Coast Guard

As you drive east on Great Bay Boulevard in Little Egg Harbor Township, the newly rebuilt houses become fewer, painted lines on the road disappear and the view ahead becomes blue sky, marshes and open water.After crossing several one-lane wooden bridges with a speed limit of 10 miles per hour,...

Falkowski Named to BOEM Committee on Ocean Energy Management

National Academies select leading scientists for BOEM committee on ocean energy management The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced today that the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have selected 14 distinguished experts to serve on the new standing committee on environmental science and assessment for offshore energy...

Antarctic Edge Now Available

"Antarctic Edge: 70° South is a science-in-action feature film, funded in part by the National Science Foundation, following a renowned team of scientists studying climate change in the fastest winter-warming place in the world. This documentary combines innovative science, dramatic imagery and two decades of scientific collaboration into a compelling...

Kay Bidle promoted to full Professor

Research Interests: My research explores the impact of marine microorganisms on the ocean. Marine microbes (i.e., phytoplankton, bacteria, viruses) account for >95% of all oceanic biomass and their dynamic activities drive oceanic biogeochemical cycles. Yet, we are faced with fundamental open questions about their activity, molecular diversity, and evolution. As...

Silke Severmann Awarded Tenure and Promoted to Associate Professor

Research Interests: My principal research interests lie in the cycling of metals, nutrients, carbon and sulfur as they relate to the Earth’s biogeochemical evolution. In my research I study chemical and isotopic tracers in the ocean, lakes and rivers to gain a better understanding how the interactions between physical, chemical...

Life’s Engines: How Microbes Made Earth Habitable

Life's Engines How Microbes Made Earth Habitable | Princeton University Press  For almost four billion years, microbes had the primordial oceans all to themselves. The stewards of Earth, these organisms transformed the chemistry of our planet to make it habitable for plants, animals, and us. Life's Engines takes readers deep...

Handbook of Sea-Level Research

Handbook of Sea-Level Research Professor Ian Shennan (Editor), Professor Antony J. Long (Editor), Dr Benjamin P. Horton (Editor) ISBN: 978-1-118-45258-5 600 pages March 2015, Wiley-Blackwell Measuring sea-level change – be that rise or fall – is one of the most pressing scientific goals of our time and requires robust scientific...

New Research May Solve Puzzle in Sea Level’s Rise

A team of researchers reported Wednesday that the ocean did not rise quite as much as previously believed in the 20th century. They proposed a seemingly tiny adjustment that could make a big difference in scientific understanding of the looming problem of sea-level rise. Instead of rising about six inches...