Celebrating the Top Stories of the Decade

Celebrating the Top Stories of the Decade

As 2019 draws to a close, so does another decade of Making Scientific Research Count.  The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences accomplished much in the years between 2010 and 2019, recording $82 million in research expenditures, and over 1,300 degree...
New Study Reveals Important yet Unprotected Global Ocean Areas

New Study Reveals Important yet Unprotected Global Ocean Areas

From New Study Reveals Important yet Unprotected Global Ocean Areas on Stony Brook News, October 25, 2019. The published findings may guide policymakers to increase MPAs STONY BROOK, NY, October 25, 2019 — The largest synthesis of important marine areas conducted to...
2019 Evan Liblit Memorial Scholarship Winners Announced

2019 Evan Liblit Memorial Scholarship Winners Announced

The winners of the 2019 Evan R. Liblit Memorial Scholarships have been announced! The Evan R. Liblit Graduate Scholarship is a supplement to any form of financial aid, and is given to a promising graduate student demonstrating excellence in academic achievement and...
SoMAS Convocation 2019

SoMAS Convocation 2019

Photo above: Dean Shepson welcomes the Class of 2019 at the SoMAS Convocation. Congratulations to our graduates!  The annual SoMAS Convocation occurred on Friday, May 24, 2019 at the Center for Leadership and Service. Students gathered with their friends and family...
Endowed Professorship Boosts SBU’s Conservation Leadership

Endowed Professorship Boosts SBU’s Conservation Leadership

Photo above: Ellen Pikitch is the inaugural Endowed Professor in Ocean Conservation Science in Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. From Endowed Professorship Boosts SBU’s Conservation Leadership on Stony Brook News by Elliot Olshansky ...
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 Announces Battle of the Bands

SoMAS Announces Battle of the Bands

This is the 2018 April Fool’s gag for the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences.  While we are not currently planning any concerts, we aren’t ruling anything out! April 1st, 2018.  STONY BROOK, NY.   – In an effort to raise money and close...
Endowed Professorship Boosts SBU’s Conservation Leadership

The Fate of Forage Fish on East Coast Lies With November Decision

A letter signed by 118 scientists led by Professor Ellen Pikitch of Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) makes the case for the importance of managing menhaden, the leading forage fish on the Northeast Atlantic Coast, with an...

Shannon Davis (MA, 2017)

The Marine Conservation and Policy program helped lead Shannon Davis to her position at FishWise, a non-profit sustainable seafood consultancy in Santa Cruz, CA. Shannon received a BFA in Dramatic Writing (playwriting and screenwriting) from Purchase College and...
SoMAS Celebrates Earthstock 2017

SoMAS Celebrates Earthstock 2017

Earthstock, the Stony Brook University annual celebration of Earth Day, has been an annual tradition for years.  This year, in honor of our 50th Anniversary, SoMAS had a very significant presence at the event. On Monday April 17th, New York State Assemblyman Steve...
Endowed Professorship Boosts SBU’s Conservation Leadership

Ellen Pikitch Part of Team Studying Marine Fisheries Reform in China

From SoMAS’ Ellen Pikitch Part of Team Studying Marine Fisheries Reform in China on Stony Brook Matters, January 23, 2017 Professor Ellen Pikitch, executive director of the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at...
Ocean Hero

Ocean Hero

From Ocean Hero on SBU Magazine by Elizabeth Royte with photographs by Pete Thompson From Shinnecock Bay to the UN, Ellen Pikitch is saving the sea. On a mild winter morning, Ellen Pikitch opens the sliding glass doors of her East Quogue home, strolls across her back...
From Shinnecock Bay to the UN, Ellen Pikitch is saving the sea.

From Shinnecock Bay to the UN, Ellen Pikitch is saving the sea.

From “Ocean Hero” on the Stony Brook Magazine BY ELIZABETH ROYTE — PHOTOGRAPHY BY PETE THOMPSON On a mild winter morning, Ellen Pikitch opens the sliding glass doors of her East Quogue home, strolls across her back lawn and gazes over her proximate study...

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