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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 Faculty Secure $1.1 Million for NY Sea Grant Research Projects

Photo Above: According to Gobler, 2017 was one of the worst years for brown tide and red tides that cause paralytical shellfish poisoning. It covered the entire south shore of Long Island by early June and persisted through late July in Great South Bay, pictured here....

SoMAS 2016-2017 Biennial Report

Every two years, the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences produces a report to summarize the activities of the school.  The 2016-2017 report celebrates our 50th Anniversary and includes additional content that showcases our celebratory events and memories. View...

SoMAS Helps Earthstock 2018 Combine Traditions and Innovations

Photo above: Mark Lang cavorts with the dancing sand shrimp. From Earthstock 2018 to Combine Traditions and Innovations by Glenn Jochum on SBU Happenings, April 11, 2018 Earthstock, Stony Brook’s annual celebration of Earth Day, kicks off Monday, April 16,  featuring...

Osprey Return to Southampton Campus

The weather forecast may say winter, but nature says it is spring! Our male osprey has returned to his nest located at the Marine Sciences Center at Stony Brook Southampton.  Arriving from his winter home in South America, he will do some spring cleaning of the nest,...

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

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...

Dr. Paul Shepson Named SoMAS Dean

Stony Brook University Provost Michael A. Bernstein, in a memo distributed to the SoMAS community, is happy to announce that "our national search for a new Dean of the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences has ended in resounding success." Dr. Paul B....

SoMAS Faculty Stemming The (Rising) Tide of Climate Change

From Stemming The (Rising) Tide of Climate Change on the Stony Brook Magazine, Winter 2018 by Victoria Cebalo with Illustrations by Anthony Freda Research yields new strategies for protecting the biosphere. There’s no denying that as the Earth is getting warmer, our...

Turning the Tide for Long Island’s Coastal Ecosystems

From TURNING THE TIDE FOR LONG ISLAND’S COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS on The Campaign for Stony Brook, posted on February 8, 2018 in ENDOWED FACULTY, MAJOR GIFTS, RESEARCH & INNOVATION   New Endowed Chair in Coastal Ecology and Conservation helps advance impactful research at...

Memorial Scholarship Winners Honored at Annual Liblit Breakfast

On Tuesday, November 14, the  Evan R. Liblit Scholarship winners were formally announced at our annual Liblit Fundraiser/Scholarship Breakfast held at the Irish Coffee Pub in East Islip.  This year marks the 20th year of the Liblit Scholarship Fund.   Our...

Celebrating 50 Years With The Risk Of Saying Nothing

Photo above:  At the keynote for our "Risk of Saying Nothing" environmental media conference, five Deans stand with proclamations from local government officials.  From left, Valerie Cartright, Town of Brookhaven Councilwoman, Dr. Malcolm Bowman, Dr. Minghua Zhang,...

Geospatial Center to celebrate GIS Day @ SBU

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, Noon to 4pm North Reading Room Learning Lab, Melville Library 1st floor. International GIS Day is November 15th. The Geospatial Center (School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences) and the University Libraries celebrate GIS Day by hosting...

Two SoMAS Faculty Recipients of NSF CAREER Awards

STONY BROOK, N.Y., November 10, 2017 – The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University is honored to have two faculty recipients of Faculty Early Career Development awards and federal funding from the National Science Foundation...

Relevant Learning on the Rise at Stony Brook

Above: Distinguished Professor Jeffrey Levinton and student Quemar Blake check on a basket of oysters in Stony Brook harbor. From Relevant Learning on the Rise at Stony Brook on SBU Happenings, November 3, 2017 Relevant learning — a teaching method through...

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...

SoMAS Participates in New York Harbor Educational Tour

On October 10, 2017, the National Institute for Coastal and Harbor Infrastructure commemorated the fifth anniversary of Super Storm Sandy with a Coastal Resiliency Storm Surge Barrier Boat Tour in New York Harbor.  As described in the invitation "Join us...

The Risk of Saying Nothing

"The Risk of Saying Nothing" Environmental Media Conference On Friday October 13th, join us to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences as we explore “The Risk of Saying Nothing,” an environmental media...

SoMAS 50th Anniversary

Interim Dean of SoMAS, Larry SwansonWelcome to SoMAS! Many opportunities await you here. 2017 will be an exciting year to enter a career in marine and atmospheric sciences as we celebrate our 50th anniversary! Read More from the Dean

U.S Global Change Research Program Climate Science Special Report

From Read the Draft of the Climate Change Report by the New York Times, August 7, 2017 A final draft report by scientists from 13 federal agencies concludes that Americans are feeling the effects of climate change right now. The report was completed this year and is...

SoMAS Professors Share Expertise and Advocacy on Hudson Fisheries

Photo above: The sloop Clearwater sails on the Hudson River. From SoMAS Professors Share Expertise and Advocacy on Hudson Fisheries on Stony Brook Matters, July 18th 2017 Three Stony Brook science professors delivered a powerful message to Capitol Hill at a public...

Governor Cuomo Takes Hands-On Approach to Support Water Quality

Pictured above, from Left to Right: Governor Cuomo, Prof. Gobler, Assemblyman Fred Thiele, County Executive Steve Bellone and  Assemblyman Steve Englebright. From the Stony Brook University Capitols and Communities Newsletter, June 28, 2017. Governor Andrew Cuomo has...

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