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20 August 2019

The Christian Science Monitor posted an article Message in a bottle: Forensics meets marine science with eDNA that features the work of PHE researcher Dr. Mark Stoeckle and highlights PHE’s ongoing collaboration with the New Jersey Bureau of Marine Fisheries and researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI).

Posted 09:08 am in News

13 August 2019

Our Gowanus eDNA Project, carried out with RockEDU SSRP high school student Alla Zeidyyeh, found surprisingly diverse DNA evidence–19 fish species–in the Canal, including the endangered shortnose sturgeon. The project is featured on Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club Instagram page

Posted 11:08 am in News

30 July 2019

The June 2019 issue of Sea Technology Magazine opens with an editorial by Mark Stoeckle and Jesse Ausubel on The eDNA Revolution.

Posted 09:07 am in News

11 July 2019

In a special issue on ocean sound, the publication ECO – Environment, Coastal, Offshore published an article  Introducing the International Quiet Ocean Experiment.  The article is authored by partners in the IQOE program including PHE, SCOR, the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research, Florida Atlantic University, the University of New Hampshire, the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, POGO, and the University of Exeter.

Posted 05:07 pm in News

11 June 2019

The RockEDU site posts an interview with PHE’s Mark Stoeckle about his career and interests, including eDNA.

Posted 07:06 am in News

31 May 2019

Congratulations to Ethan Jacobs, senior at Byram Hills High School, whom PHE’s Mark Stoeckle has mentored in the project Optimizing environmental DNA detection methods while analyzing the presence of river otters in the Northeast in the Google Science Fair.  Google has named Ethan, after advancing at the state and then the regional levels, one of 20 Global Finalists!

Posted 08:05 am in News

21 May 2019

Daniel Kolitz, a writer for Gizmodo, a science and technology website with many readers, runs a weekly feature called Giz Asks, in which he poses a simple question to a handful of relevant experts.  This week’s question is: Is the world overpopulated?

Jesse Ausubel draws on our carrying capacity work to offer an answer:



Posted 02:05 pm in News

6 May 2019

13 March 2019 the Consortium for Ocean Leadership (COL) held its annual Public Policy Forum. The topic was U.S. Ocean Policy: Past, Present, and Future, and used as a point of departure  the 2004  U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy report An Ocean Blueprint for the 21st Century.  Jesse Ausubel led off and moderated the final hour-long session on future ocean policy, videotaped here.

The Forum began with the superb review of the Ocean Commission report by our close colleague and friend VADM (ret.) Paul Gaffney, with whom we have conducted the Monmouth U – Rockefeller U Marine Science and Policy Initiative since 2015.

Posted 01:05 pm in News

6 May 2019

An article in the 11 April 2019 issue of Nature magazine discusses the issue of sound in the ocean and notes the role of the International Quiet Ocean Experiment (IQOE) in studying ocean sound and its effects on marine organisms. PHE has helped conceive and foster the IQOE.

More news is in the March 2019 IQOE Newsletter.


Posted 09:05 am in News

29 April 2019

Jesse Ausubel participated in “Looking Back as We Move Forward,” a conference in honor of historian of science Jed Z. Buchwald, at the California Institute of Technology 26-27 April 2019, and contributed a paper on “Microphysics and Macrohistory” to the proceedings. Buchwald is an expert on Maxwell and microphysics.

Posted 06:04 pm in News