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Congratulations to Michael Brown for his successful PhD defense

Congratulations to Michael Brown for his successful PhD defense.  His thesis was focused on the “Drivers of phytoplankton dynamics, and corresponding impacts on biogeochemistry, along the West Antarctic Peninsula”.  His thesis examined how the physics drives the phytoplankton dynamics and the consequences on the biogeochemistry.  Congrats to Mike for an excellent piece of...

Congratulations to Marine Science Graduate Students

Congratulations to several of Marine Science Graduate Students who received well-deserved news of several awards.  The Department is very proud of our graduate students and value the important work they do!  Congratulations to: Heidi Yeh was just awarded $5,000 from Sea Grant to study "Interactive Influences of Dermo Disease and the Microbiome...

Congratulations to Hailey Conrad 2020’s Outstanding Senior in Marine Science

Hailey Conrad is a member of the Rutgers Honors College. She began doing research her freshman year with DMCS by volunteering in the OOI Hydrothermal Vent Lab where she reconstructed time lapse video of hydrothermal vents and analyzed periodic trends in vent community characteristics. She continued doing research with DMCS...

Sarah Borsetti awarded NJSWEP Scholarship

Sarah Borsetti, a PhD candidate at the Rutgers Haskin Shellfish Research Lab, was selected to receive the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Women Environmental Professionals (NJSWEP) Graduate Student Scholarship. The purpose of the Scholarship Program is to encourage women to pursue careers in an environmental field while providing...

Liza Wright-Fairbanks

My interest in ocean science first developed in high school, when I attended a summer session at the Island School on Cape Eleuthera, the Bahamas. There, I lived on a sustainable campus deeply connected to the surrounding marine environment and participated in research at the Cape Eleuthera Institute. I followed...

Kasey Walsh Wins Award for Undergraduate Research Excellence

Throughout the past 3 years here at the Rutgers Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences I’ve gained such amazing opportunities, mentors, and friends. I started working in the Saba research group for a fisheries project and continued by investigating microplastic ingestion by copepods in the Raritan Bay. In addition to...

How Stable is Deep Ocean Circulation in Warmer Climate?

While instabilities of the Atlantic meridional ocean circulation (AMOC) are known to occur during cold glacial periods, warm interglacials such as the last 10,000 years were considered to be more stable. However, a new study now shows that short-term disruptions of deep ocean circulation also occurred during the warm interglacial...