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.
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.
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.
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.
We use interdisciplinary methods that harness the power of rapidly evolving technology to engineer solutions to anthropogenic and ecological problems.
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.
With the oceans changing at a rapid rate, the need to better understand and document these changes has never been greater.
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.
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.
With more than half of the world’s population living on the coast, humans and the oceans are inextricably connected.
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.
Human populations have historically relied on the oceans’ abundant resources while giving little thought to the sustainability of this unequal relationship.
Rapidly advancing molecular biology techniques are allowing scientists to understand the natural world in unprecedented ways. We are employing these powerful methods to answer a variety of relevant evolutionary and ecological questions.