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Graduate Student Adventures in Antarctica

Rutgers has been participating in the National Science Foundation’s Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) project at Palmer Station Antarctica for over 30 years. During the fall of 2021, graduate students Quintin Diou-Cass and Joe Gradone joined UConn Postdoc Jessie Turner on the R/V Nathaniel Palmer to head to the West Antarctic...

New NSF Award for Lagrangian transport and patchiness of buoyant material in estuarine systems

Collaborative Research: Lagrangian transport and patchiness of buoyant material in estuarine systems. Physical Oceanography. NSF Physical Oceanography with University of Delaware. Total Budget $866,850.  Rutgers $292,300. March 2022-Feb 2025 Understanding processes that transport material in estuarine systems is central to fundamental studies of estuarine physics as well as to management...

New Event from Rutgers DEI Committee

The DMCS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is hosting a panel discussion on experiences of underrepresented minorities in education and academia. This event invites Rutgers faculty who specialize in ethnic studies to provide context and insight into the relationship between identity and higher education while also reflecting on their own...

EXCTING SCIENCE findings by the Rutgers Astrobiology Team

EXCTING SCIENCE findings by the Rutgers Astrobiology Team.  Life is a special, very complex form of motion of matter, but this form did not always exist, and it is not separated from inorganic nature by an impassable abyss; rather, it arose from inorganic nature as a new property in the process...

Join Rutgers oceanographer Oscar Schofield as he chats with researchers aboard the Nathaniel B. Palmer as they study the marine ecosystems of the West Antarctic Peninsula

Join Rutgers oceanographer Oscar Schofield as he chats with researchers aboard the Nathaniel B. Palmer as they study the marine ecosystems of the West Antarctic Peninsula. Learn how the West Antarctic Peninsula has changed over the past several decades and how these changes affect life at every level of the...

Science storytelling as community engagement

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — The Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Departments of Marine and Coastal Sciences and Plant Biology, along with the Rutgers Center for Agricultural Food Ecosystems (RUCAFE)—a part of the New Jersey Institute of Food, Nutrition and Health—are launching a unique “Science Storytelling as Community Engagement” initiative. The intent is to increase understanding and dialogue between Rutgers scientists and the broader community. Distinguished professor Oscar Schofield, chair of...

Let the summer research begin… In Antarctica!

As we approach the winter solstice here in NJ, a team of RUCOOL graduate students have arrived in Antarctica for their summer research funded by the National Science Foundation’s LTER (Long-Term Ecological Research) program. Joe Gradone and Quintin Diou-Cass are on the R/V Nathanial B Palmer which is just off...