Brian Helmuth Professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences firstname.lastname@example.org 617.373.2059 Expertise Climate Change, Ecological Forecasting, environmental policy, sustainability Brian Helmuth in the Press Article Popular Mechanics The Science of Bad Vibes: Can Some Places Really Hold Onto Negative Energy? Responding to emotional cues is common in the animal kingdom, too. “There are multiple studies of non-human animals showing that they respond to environmental cues we are not perceiving (at least not consciously), for example by increasing their levels of stress hormones before storms, or reacting to earthquakes or tidal waves,” Brian Hellmuth, professor of environmental […] Article It Wasn’t Just In Your Head — This Was The Hottest June On Record In Boston Modeled air temperature in Boston, Cambridge and Brookline. (Maps created by researchers at the Museum of Science, Boston and the Helmuth Lab at Northeastern University) Article Smithsonian Magazine JACQUES COUSTEAU’S GRANDSON WANTS TO BUILD THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION OF THE SEA “Studying the historical responses of ecosystems like coral reefs to past changes in climate provides a useful guide. But these methods only get us so far,” says Brian Helmuth, a professor of marine and environmental sciences and public policy at Northeastern University. Article Creatures In This Underwater Forest Could Save Your Life One Day But they entrusted this group of scientists, led by Dan Distel, a shipworm marine biologist and director of Northeastern’s Ocean Genome Legacy Center, with the highly guarded coordinates for that day’s expedition. A front would arrive that afternoon, but during that narrow window on Tuesday morning, it was safe enough for the 46-foot ship to circle over the […] Article Mapping Boston Hot Spots, Block By Block Modeled heat index, a measure of heat and humidity. (Maps created by researchers at the Museum of Science, Boston and the Helmuth Lab at Northeastern University. Traverse Points and Landsat Model Raster Data by CAPA Strategies.) Article NBC Boston June Heatwave Cooks Mussels Along Northern California Coastline “We no longer think of climate change in the future when we do this kind of forecasting work,” Northeastern University marine ecologist Brian Helmuth told Bay Nature. “It’s how do you prepare for it now.” Article Yeah, So, Last Month Was the Hottest June on Record “We no longer think of climate change in the future when we do this kind of forecasting work,” Northeastern University marine ecologist Brian told BayNature. Article It’s So Hot That Wild Mussels Are Cooking to Death in Their Own Shells “They were just literally cooking out there,” Northeastern University marine ecologist Brian Helmuth told the site. Article The Weather Channel California Heat Roasts Mussels in Their Shells in Mass Die-Off Those factors led Northeastern University marine ecologist Brian Helmuth to tell Bay Nature that the internal temperatures of the mussels killed could’ve easily topped 100 degrees. Article Mussels Cooked To Death In Their Shells In Unusual Heat On Northern California Shore Northeastern University marine ecologist Brian Helmuth told Bay Nature that on a day so warm, a mussel’s tissues glued to a rock out of water might rise to 105 degrees. “They were just literally cooking out there,” he said. Brian Helmuth for Northeastern Global News World’s largest undersea science station will provide one-of-a-kind co-op experience World’s largest undersea science station will provide one-of-a-kind co-op experience Northeastern has partnered with the Proteus Ocean Group, officially opening the door for researchers to work in a future underwater lab. They’re planning to build a new space station… at the bottom of the ocean They’re planning to build a new space station… at the bottom of the ocean The underwater research center is the brainchild of Fabian Cousteau, a renowned aquanaut and grandson of Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Saddam Hussein destroyed the biblical Eden. This cross-cultural partnership could restore it. Saddam Hussein destroyed the biblical Eden. This cross-cultural partnership could restore it. Researchers at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center are working with the University of Basrah in Iraq to restore the marshlands of southern Iraq and reconnect the Iraqis with the global scientific community. Understanding climate change is hard work. These robotic mussels are doing the heavy lifting. Understanding climate change is hard work. These robotic mussels are doing the heavy lifting. As water and air temperatures rise, mussel populations fall. Researchers are tracing these trends with mussel-inspired technology. Global disaster response needs a networked approach Global disaster response needs a networked approach At the inaugural summit hosted by Northeastern’s Global Resilience Institute yesterday, experts from across the globe shared their insights on rebounding from a rising tide of disasters and meeting the world’s most daunting resilience challenges. Drones for research: Explaining Northeastern’s policy Drones for research: Explaining Northeastern’s policy Researchers across disciplines are increasingly turning to unmanned aerial vehicles to advance their work. Here, we outline the steps necessary to operate drones on university campuses and highlight how some faculty are already using drones in their research. Professor to speak at UN General Assembly on climate change, sustainable development Professor to speak at UN General Assembly on climate change, sustainable development Climate change biologist Brian Helmuth will speak today at a high-level meeting at the United Nations headquarters, where he will highlight his research and participate in a discussion on efforts worldwide to address climate change and meet global sustainable development goals. Science and politics: Finding common ground Science and politics: Finding common ground Climate change and research funding are hotly debated topics in the news these days, with both lawmakers and the public noting a great divide between the positions of Republicans and Democrats. Two papers by Northeastern researchers from radically different disciplines—marine science and political science—point a way forward. The stories that are likely to make headlines in 2017 The stories that are likely to make headlines in 2017 In the first installment of our two-part series looking at some of the big stories and bright ideas primed to make headlines in the new year, faculty experts explain that politically motivated cyberattacks will continue, innovative solutions to climate change are on the horizon, and bipartisan support for healthcare legislation is possible. Researchers mine Twitter to reveal Congress’ ideological divide on climate change Researchers mine Twitter to reveal Congress’ ideological divide on climate change Senate Democrats are three times more likely to follow science-related Twitter accounts than their Republican peers.