Researchers at the Marine Science Center engage in vibrant and diverse research. Many core research topics relate to understanding how the projected impacts of climate change will affect marine habitats, and how urban communities along the coast can best prepare for these impacts. Please click on the embedded links to read about get a Facilities Overview and information about Fee-Based Services for research.

Urban Coastal Sustainability Initiative

The College of Science is marshaling the resources to address the critical need for sustainable urban coastal environments. The college has created a platform for its educational and research programs in sustainability.

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Ocean Genome Legacy

The Ocean Genome Legacy is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a global biobank housing the DN blueprints (genomes of a broad cross-section of the endangered organisms of the sea.

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Behavioral and Evolutionary Ecology

We use a combination of field and laboratory techniques to better understand the novel adaptations of living organisms and the evolutionary pressures that have lead to the vast diversity of life on earth.

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Biogeochemistry and Physical Oceanography

In the face of rapid global change, it is essential to employ a multi-pronged approach to characterize the dynamic interplay between biological, geological, and chemical cycles—a field known as ‘biogeochemistry’—in the oceans.

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Marine Science Center

Coastal Marine Ecology

We employ classic field ecology methods in conjunction with innovative laboratory manipulations and genetic tools to document species interactions, productivity, energy flow and biodiversity in coastal marine ecosystems.

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Coral Reef Ecology

Coral Reef Ecology

We use field and laboratory techniques that employ cutting-edge technology to better understand the complex relationships between corals and the diverse communities that they support.

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Ecological Modeling

We develop mathematical models to understand how ecological and environmental processes occurring at different scales and levels of organization interact to shape the spatiotemporal distribution of marine species.

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