SEBS Faculty Win Rutgers Global Grants

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SEBS faculty, representing a broad range of majors and programs at the school, were awarded 2022 Rutgers Global Grants, annual seed grants open to all Rutgers faculty, including tenured, tenure-track, clinical, and non-tenure track faculty.   These grants help to support a strong core of SEBS faculty who are dedicated to international research and collaborations. This international component to SEBS research and …

Rutgers Researcher Uses Genomics and Gene Editing to Help Save Coral Reefs

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Debashish Bhattacharya, a professor at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, aims to identify the genes believed to be involved in coral bleaching. A Rutgers researcher who has been recognized for trying to save dying coral reefs will examine their genetic makeup to try to pinpoint the genes involved in coral bleaching caused by climate change, which could have …

New Jersey’s Temperatures Rise by 4 Degrees Fahrenheit, Twice the Global Average Since 1900

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Heavy rainfall, flooding, increasing heat waves and heat-related illness are likely to become more common in New Jersey by 2100, according to a report by researchers from Rutgers University-New Brunswick, the Office of the New Jersey State Climatologist and the University of Delaware. State of the Climate: New Jersey 2021 is an annual overview for state and local decision-makers, hazard planning …

JCNERR and Rutgers Aid in Collaborative Research Consortium Project to Manage the Barnegat and Great Bays

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The Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve (JCNERR) and several partners were awarded a grant to implement the newly-established New Jersey Consortium for Resilient Communities. JCNERR is managed by Rutgers NJAES, in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The project, “Barnegat Bay and Great Bays Resilience Observing Network: Tracking the Changing Environment to Inform the Management of Estuarine …

Rutgers Among University Teams Awarded $28.7 Million in Department of Defense Funding

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The Department of Defense (DoD) recently announced $28.7 million in grants to 17 university-based faculty teams through its FY2021 Minerva Research Initiative to support research in social and behavioral science. Among the DoD awardees is a faculty team comprising Malin Pinsky, associate professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, that was awarded $1.3 million to fund a three-year project …

Onset of Modern Sea Level Rise Began in 1863, International Study Finds

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An international team of scientists including Rutgers researchers has found that modern rates of sea level rise began emerging in 1863 as the Industrial Age intensified, coinciding with evidence for early ocean warming and glacier melt. The study, which used a global database of sea-level records spanning the last 2,000 years, will help local and regional planners prepare for future …

Engineering Solutions to Rising Sea Levels Subject of Big Ten Network Interview with George Guo

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By Carol Peters EOAS faculty member Qizhong (George) Guo, a professor of civil and environmental engineering, discussed with BTN’s LiveBIG a few of the solutions he and his team have proposed to address sea level rise. Representing Rutgers University in a Big Ten Network LiveBIG interview titled “Rutgers Engineers Infrastructure that Addresses Sea-Level Change,” EOAS faculty member Qizhong (George) Guo …

Rutgers to Lead Regional Large-Scale Coastlines and People Megalopolitan Coastal Transformation Hub with Nearly $20M from National Science Foundation

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The new hub will help improve the understanding and governance of co-evolving hazard developments and coastal processes. Advancing its mission and leadership role to improve climate risk management critical to societal well-being, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey will lead a multi-university Megalopolitan Coastal Transformation Hub (MACH) made possible by a grant through the National Science Foundation’s Coastlines and People (CoPe) …

EOAS Director Robert Kopp Contributes to the First Part of the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report, released August 9, 2021

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By Carol Peters EOAS Director Robert Kopp contributed to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s first part of the Sixth Assessment Report, “Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis,” which is the Working Group I contribution to the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report, which was released on August 9, 2021 during the 14th Session of Working Group I and 54th Session of …

Four From Rutgers Named 2022 NOAA Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellows

Four From Rutgers Named 2022 NOAA Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellows

Four Rutgers graduate students – the highest number from any institution of higher education in the United States – are among 74 finalists selected for the 2022 class of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program. Named after oceanographer and meteorologist John A. Knauss, one of the founders of the Sea Grant and …