Debashish Bhattacharya Receives Prestigious Miescher-Ishida Prize for Advancing the Field of Endosymbiosis

Rutgers Distinguished Professor Debashish Bhattacharya received the 2022 Miescher-Ishida Prize from Dr. Peter Kroth, University Professor at the University of Konstanz, Germany, at the ISE meeting in České Budějovice, Czech Republic.

Distinguished Professor Debashish Bhattacharya in the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology at Rutgers–New Brunswick School of Environmental and Biological Sciences was awarded the 2022 Miescher-Ishida Prize by the International Society of Endocytobiology (ISE) and the University of Tübingen, Germany. He received the award at the 21st Symposium of the ISE in České Budějovice, Czech Republic, on July 21, and presented …

Rutgers Science and Outreach Onboard the R/V Atlantis

The PUFINS science and educator team and R/V Atlantis coring crew pose on the back of the deck of the ship. Photo: Erin Sharpe.

By Lauren Neitzke Adamo, assistant teaching professor, Institute of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences In June 2022, a team of scientists and educators embarked on a 14-day expedition in the North Atlantic Ocean onboard the R/V Atlantis in search of deep-sea mud. Led by chief scientist and professor, Liz Sikes, Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences and primary investigator and University of Washington …

Nuclear War Would Cause a Global Famine and Kill Billions, Rutgers-Led Study Finds

Even a nuclear conflict between new nuclear states would decimate crop production and result in widespread starvation More than 5 billion people would die of hunger following a full-scale nuclear war between the U.S. and Russia, according to a global study led by Rutgers climate scientists that estimates post-conflict crop production. “The data tell us one thing: We must prevent a nuclear …

Prof. Elisabeth Sikes Awarded 2022 SCAR Medal for Excellence in Antarctic Research

Liz Sikes on board the RV Thomas Thompson in 2018 during the CROCCA-2s voyage to the Southern Indian Ocean. Ile Amsterdam, in the background, is one of the most remote islands in the Southern Ocean.

Elisabeth Sikes, professor in the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, has been jointly awarded the 2022 SCAR Medal for Excellence in Antarctic Research by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). Sikes and 2022 co-recipient Professor Pippa Whitehouse of Durham University, UK, received the award on August 5 as part of the closing session of the SCAR 2022 Open Science Conference. Sikes’ …

Rutgers Board of Governors Professor Paul Falkowski Profiled by the National Academy of Sciences

Rutgers Board of Governors Professor Paul Falkowski. Photo credit: Yuan Gao, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ.

This profile first appeared in the journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Paul Falkowski spent much of his research career analyzing the activity of aquatic microorganisms, which captured his interest early in life. As a child, growing up in a New York City Housing Project in Harlem, he received a small fish tank from a family friend, and his father …

Celebrating Rutgers Marine Field Station with Inaugural Special Collections Apparel

Working with the Rutgers University Marine Field Station, University Communications and Marketing developed a merchandise special collection to celebrate the Marine Field Station’s 50th anniversary preserving the coastal ecosystem for sea life in New Jersey. The Marine Field Station is in Tuckerton, New Jersey. Pictured are two of the six designs.

University Communications and Marketing has introduced a new initiative to showcase points of pride at Rutgers through a limited-edition collection of retail merchandise, only available online and at the University Bookstore. SEBS and NJAES have been selected to kick off the series, just in time for the Rutgers University Marine Field Station (RUMFS) to celebrate 50 years of preserving the …

Is Decline in Bee Population a Natural Phenomenon or a Warning?

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Rutgers scientists track the decline at New Jersey and Pennsylvania farms asking what’s behind this dramatic trend A dramatic decline in the bee population at fruit farms in New Jersey and Pennsylvania has Rutgers scientists wondering whether it is a natural phenomenon or a warning about a future threat to the world’s food supply. In a study published in the science journal Insect …

Cultivating Super Corals Alone Is Unlikely to Protect Coral Reefs From Climate Change

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Restoration efforts need to be conducted at much greater spatial and temporal scales to have long-term benefits A popular coral restoration technique is unlikely to protect coral reefs from climate change and is based on the assumption that local threats to reefs are managed effectively, according to a study co-authored by Rutgers, Coral Research Alliance and researchers at other institutions. …

Six SEBS Faculty Selected for 2022-23 Provost’s Teaching Fellows Program

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Congratulations to the six faculty in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences who are  among the 2022-23 Cohort of Provost’s Teaching Fellows announced by the Office of the Chancellor-Provost. The program was initiated in 2021 to support pedagogical innovation aimed at improving student learning outcomes. It includes full cohort sessions to share goals and build networks, as well as small group …

Ninth Annual Personal Bioblitz Results Break All Records, Again!

Pediastrum duplex, a colonial green algae, CC-BY-NC SEBS professor Lena Struwe.

The Personal Bioblitz was launched in 2014 by Lena Struwe, director of the Chrysler Herbarium and professor of botany in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources, challenging participants to observe and report as many wild species as possible from everyday life using the global community science website and free app, iNaturalist. Congratulations to the top winners—every species and person—and to the Personal …