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New York State Ocean Acidification Task Force Meeting

The next meeting of the New York State Ocean Acidification Task Force will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University in Endeavour Hall Room 120. The Ocean Acidification Task Force works...

SoMAS Students Receive End of Year Honors

The end of every school year is an opportunity to highlight the work, honors, and accomplishments of our students, and this year we are celebrating their success again! The SoMAS Undergraduate Environmental Essay Award recognizes and rewards Sustainability Studies and...

Charting a Path Toward Bird-Friendly Buildings

Photo above: Stony Brook University freshmen Garret Van Gelder and Katherine Houston. From Charting a Path Toward Bird-Friendly Buildings by Glenn Jochum on Stony Brook University News, May 6, 2019. Two Stony Brook freshmen recently took on a big issue on campus and...

Stony Brook Southampton Volunteers Clean Up Warner Island

Many thanks to Semester by the Sea Faculty Director Kurt Bretsch for organizing the Warner Island Beach Cleanup, as part of Stony Brook University's contribution to the Town of Southampton's Great East End Clean Up event. This year's group was a smaller yet...

Vax to Flax 2019

Thank you to everyone who came out for this year's Flax to Vax Run/BBQ on Saturday April 27! This event is hosted by the SoMAS Graduate Student club and had a great turnout.  The Club Officers hope everyone had as much fun as they did! The results of the race: Top...

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 will award an...

Study Points to Kelp Farming Opportunities on Long Island

Photo above: Stony Brook University scientist Mike Doall, left, and oyster farmer Paul McCormick with kelp grown on the Great Gunn oyster farm this spring. From Study Points to Kelp Farming Opportunities on Long Island on Stony Brook News, April 25, 2019. Pioneering...

Building a Bee-Friendly Campus

Photo above: Apis mellifera, the common honeybee From Building a Bee-Friendly Campus on Stony Brook News by Glenn Jochum on April 15, 2019 Bees are considered the world’s most important pollinator of food crops. In fact, it’s estimated that one-third of the food we...

NSF Supports Marine Science Educational Research Programs

Photo above: Professor Gordon Taylor in his lab. From NSF Supports Marine Science and Chemistry Educational Research Programs on Stony Brook News on April 12, 2019 by Greg Filiano STONY BROOK, NY, April 12, 2019 – The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the...

Dr. Minghua Zhang joins the ranks of SUNY Distinguished Professors

From Three SBU Faculty Appointed to SUNY Distinguished Professor on Stony Brook News, April 1, 2019 Three members of the Stony Brook University faculty — Yusuf A. Hannun, Joel Kenny Professor in Cancer Research; Peter J. Tonge, Professor of Chemistry and Radiology (by...

Announcing the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences and Music!

This article is the Aprils Fools 2019 Joke by the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences and Department of Music at Stony Brook University.  Many thanks to the School of Journalism, the Center for News Literacy, the College of Arts and Sciences and others for their...

Do Animals Think and Feel?

Photo above: Carl Safina with Erica Cirino and friends. From Do Animals Think and Feel? on Stony Brook University News by Glenn Jochum on February 22, 2019 What, if anything, are your pets thinking? Do they value you beyond your reliability as a source of food? What...

Two SoMAS Teams Awarded Ocean Research Grants to Study Waters off NY

Photo above: New York Bight Whale Monitoring Program. Property of NYSDEC and the aerial survey contractor, Tetra Tech From Two SBU Teams Awarded Ocean Research Grants to Study Waters off NY on Stony Brook News, February 6, 2019. Nearly $570,000 in ocean research...

SoMAS MCP Students Spend Winter at Cape Eleuthera

Photo above: Marine Conservation and Policy Students at Cape Eleuthera Institute during a two-week field research class in Eleuthera Over Winter Break, Marine Conservation and Policy students participated in a field course held in collaboration with The Cape Eleuthera...

SoMAS Adjunct Receives SUNY Chancellor’s Award

Above photo: SoMAS Adjunct Lecturer Maria Brown (left) with students and Dr. Donna Selch (right) at the ESRI 2017 conference. From "Two SBU Adjuncts Receive SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence" on Stony Brook News on January 24, 2019 Maria Brown, from the...

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 ...

SoMAS Makes a Splash with Best College for Marine Biology Ranking

From Stony Brook Makes a Splash with Best College for Marine Biology Ranking on Stony Brook News by Amelia Camurati on November 20, 2018 College Magazine has ranked Stony Brook University fourth on its list of “The 10 Best Colleges for Marine Biology,” the only...

SoMAS Faculty and Staff Honored at Annual Awards Dinner

Photo above (from left): Honorees Dr. Hyemi Kim and Dr. Lesley Thorne with Chancellor's Award Recipient Dr. Sharon Pochron. Last July, it was announced that fourteen faculty and staff at Stony Brook University received the 2017-2018 State University of New York...

Old Inlet Breach Flyover 2018-10-19

Dr. Charles Flagg took another flight over the Breach at Old Inlet on Fire Island on October 19, 2018.  The flyover mosaic is available below. Mark Lang has assembled all the geo-referenced photo mosaics into a kml file that can be viewed using Google Earth.  By...

New York State Ocean Acidification Task Force to Meet on November 1st

Please join us for the first meeting of the New York State Ocean Acidification Task Force November 1, 2018 6:30pm – 8:30pm 120 Endeavour Hall South Campus, Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY 11794 The Ocean Acidification Task Force works to assess the impacts of...

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...

Stony Brook University Achieves Highest-Ever US News Ranking

From Stony Brook Achieves Highest-Ever US News Ranking on Stony Brook News on September 10, 2018 Stony Brook University has been ranked No. 80 among U.S. colleges and universities by U.S. News & World Report, the highest ranking in the university’s history and up...

Summer Presentations by SoMAS Students

SoMAS students and faculty have spent some of their summer preparing for conferences, giving talks and training future scholars.  Here are a few updates: Nicholas Leonardo, Ph.D. candidate in Prof. Brian Colle's group, was awarded Best Student Oral...

Mobile Farm Stand Rolls into Stony Brook

Above: Heartbeet Farm co-founders Jennifer Ross, left, and Ann Pellegrino From Mobile Farm Stand Rolls into Stony Brook on SBU Happenings on June 22, 2018 The Faculty Student Association (FSA) is bringing fresh, local, organically grown produce through the mobile farm...

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

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...

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