SoMAS Professor Named Interim Provost

SoMAS Professor Named Interim Provost

From Minghua Zhang Named Interim Provost on Stony Brook News, July 31, 2019 Dr. Minghua Zhang has been appointed Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective 1 August 2019, Interim President Designate Michael A. Bernstein has announced....
SoMAS Alum Returns for Honorary Degree

SoMAS Alum Returns for Honorary Degree

Photo above:  Greg Marshall with his son and SoMAS Faculty and Staff in 2017. From “Stony Brook to Award Honorary Degrees to Diverse Trio of Trailblazers” on Stony Brook News, April 29, 2019. STONY BROOK, New York–April 29, 2019–-Stony Brook University...

Sea Gates Save Lives And Protect Property From Devastation

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT BY THE NEW YORK-NEW JERSEY STORM SURGE WORKING GROUP School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University Hurricane Florence is another wake up call for the New York-New Jersey-Long Island region. Six...
SoMAS Study Shows Threatened Sharks Still Common in Fin Trade

SoMAS Study Shows Threatened Sharks Still Common in Fin Trade

Photo above: These are randomly selected shark fin scraps derived from fin processing being prepared for DNA testing in the laboratory. This step is essential in order to determine if the fin parts are CITES listed endangered species. Credit Diego Cardeñosa From Study...
Scientists Explore New Experimental Model Systems to Advance Biology

Scientists Explore New Experimental Model Systems to Advance Biology

Photo above: Marine protists known as thraustochytrids produce carotenoids, which are responsible for giving them a yellow to orange color. Carotenoids are essential nutrients for animals, and of biotechnological interest for several applications. EMS scientists are...
eDNA Analysis: A key to Uncovering Rare Marine Species

eDNA Analysis: A key to Uncovering Rare Marine Species

A pod of killer whales, an endangered species, swims near Seattle. By using eDNA from seawater samples, marine biologists can often detect rare species like the killer whale without seeing them. (Credit: C. Emmons, NOAA Fisheries) From eDNA Analysis: A key to...
SoMAS Professor Analyzes Storm Damage on North Shore

SoMAS Professor Analyzes Storm Damage on North Shore

Photo above by R. Lawrence Swanson: An eroding bluff at Long Beach has been stabilized by constructing a stone seawall at the bluff’s base. The bluff has been terraced to capture material that rolls down from the top and can be planted with vegetation that will help...
SoMAS Faculty Testify Against Off Shore Drilling

SoMAS Faculty Testify Against Off Shore Drilling

Photo above:  Interim Dean Larry Swanson speaks about how oil from drilling offshore Long Island would reach our shores based on his research on prevailing winds and the movement of plastics debris in the Atlantic. Photo by Assemblyman Steve Englebright. Content...

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