Dr. Robert Gilmore Pontius and Aiyin Zhang posing in front of a screen displaying an award certificate.

PIE graduate student Aiyin Zhang wins first place in the Remote Sensing Specialty Group’s Illustrated Paper Competition at AGG 2024

April 25, 2024

PIE graduate student Aiyin Zhang attended the recent American Association of Geographers (AAG) 2024 Annual Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, where she won first place in the Remote Sensing Specialty Group’s Illustrated Paper Competition with her poster presentation titled “Data quality assessment of loss and gain of a land category during a time series”. Aiyin’s research focused on…

A three-paneled image showing a diagram of the sensor, the sensor attached to a pipe with a floating green pool noodle in a pond, and a copper pipe with holes below the pool noodle which gets submerged when deployed.

Improving Tools to Track Carbon Emissions

April 10, 2024

New research focusing on adapting carbon dioxide sensors for streams and rivers.

A map showing the historical range of fiddler crabs from Virginia through the southern coast of Cape Cod and the recent sightings of fiddler crabs along the northern coast of Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

How a thumb-sized climate migrant with a giant crab claw is disrupting the Northeast’s Great Marsh ecosystem

December 7, 2023

Fiddler crabs have moved far beyond their historical range.

A man and woman posing with an award next to an American Flag.

Former PIE outreach coordinator, Robert Buchsbaum, recieves the 2023 Gulf of Maine Visionary Award

June 28, 2023

Congratulations to Robert Buchsbaum on receiving the 2023 Gulf of Maine Visionary Award(link is external) from The Gulf of Maine Council, presented by Lisa Engler from the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management.

A view from a microscope of a blue background with tons of tiny white and yellow Ceratium microorganisms.

Huge Ceratium bloom in Plum Island Sound

May 18, 2023

This week our team collected an unusual dense mass of brown material in a 150u plankton net, towed near the mouth of Plum Island Sound.

Seven people pose in front of a set of art panels.

A Child, the Great Marsh, and Climate Change: a science art project by students at River Valley Charter School

May 5, 2023

A wonderful set of art panels was created from recycled materials by 7th-8th graders at River Valley Charter School for the project “A Child, the Great Marsh, and Climate Change”.

A young woman at a podium giving a presentation.

PIE researchers present at New England Estuarine Research Society 2023 meeting

May 4, 2023

Two PIE researchers presented last week at the New England Estuarine Research Society 2023 meeting.

A birds-eye view of a river surrounded by marsh with Plum Island Sound in the distance.

New paper from Nat Weston finds increased accretion in US East Coast marshes

March 28, 2023

A new paper(link is external) from Nat Weston’s lab reveals how salt marshes along the U.S. East Coast have responded to accelerating sea level rise by building elevation more quickly to keep pace with the sea over the last century.

Science update from PIE scientists in the GOMI Journal Summer 2022 Issue

July 15, 2022

The new Summer 2022 Issue of the Gulf of Maine Institute (GOMI) Journal is out and features a Science Update by PIE Senior Research Assistant, Jane Tucker, PIE Principal Investigator, Wil Wolheim, and PIE PhD Student, Chris Whitney.

A woman in a red hat with a pitchfork standing in front of a salt marsh conservation research area.

Remembering Liz Duff, our friend and colleague

May 20, 2020

The entire PIE LTER community mourns the tragic loss of Liz Duff, our Education Coordinator and long time friend and colleague who died May 15.