Climate Change Will Reshuffle Marine Ecosystems in Unexpected Ways, Rutgers Study Finds

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Sophisticated model reveals how predator-prey relationships affect species’ ranges. Warming of the oceans due to climate change will mean fewer productive fish species to catch in the future, according to a new Rutgers study that found as temperatures warm, predator-prey interactions will prevent species from keeping up with the conditions where they could thrive. The new study, published in the journal Proceedings of …

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 …

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 …

Rutgers University to Participate in The 2021 STEM for All Video Showcase: COVID, Equity & Social Justice

Building Resilience Through Co-Production” from Rutgers University with the NJ Climate Change Resource Center and Borough of Atlantic Highlands will be featured May 11th-18th at http://videohall.com/p/2023 Carrie Ferraro, Associate Director of the Coastal Climate Risk & Resilience Initiative from Rutgers University will be featured in the 2021 STEM for All Video Showcase funded by the National Science Foundation.  The event …

Important Climate Change Mystery Solved by Scientists

Revised Holocene temperature record affirms role of greenhouse gases in recent millennia Scientists have resolved a key climate change mystery, showing that the annual global temperature today is the warmest of the past 10,000 years – contrary to recent research, according to a Rutgers-led study in the journal Nature.   The long-standing mystery is called the “Holocene temperature conundrum,” with some skeptics contending …

Nuclear War Could Trigger Big El Niño and Decrease Seafood

Nuclear War Could Trigger Big El Niño and Decrease Seafood

Unprecedented warming in equatorial Pacific Ocean could last up to seven years A nuclear war could trigger an unprecedented El Niño-like warming episode in the equatorial Pacific Ocean, slashing algal populations by 40 percent and likely lowering the fish catch, according to a Rutgers-led study. The research, published in the journal Communications Earth & Environment, shows that turning to the oceans …

Best Region For Life on Mars Was Far Below Surface

Best Region For Life on Mars Was Far Below Surface

Rutgers-led study sheds light on subsurface melting of thick ice billions of years ago The most habitable region for life on Mars would have been up to several miles below its surface, likely due to subsurface melting of thick ice sheets fueled by geothermal heat, a Rutgers-led study concludes. The study, published in the journal Science Advances, may help resolve what’s known …