Welcome to the Grabowski Lab

NEU logo (1)The Grabowski Lab at Northeastern University’s Marine Science Center is led by Dr. Jonathan Grabowski. Our research focuses on marine ecology, fisheries, conservation biology, social-ecological coupling, environmental policy, and ecological economics. We conduct research in a variety of estuarine and marine settings, and much of our work focuses on improving the management of economically important species, such as lobsters, cod, herring, monkfish, and striped bass, and coastal habitats including oyster reefs, seagrass beds, salt marshes, kelp forests and cobble bottom. We also examine how the perceptions, knowledge, and social capital of coastal communities influence their decision-making on environment issues such as shoreline hardening, resource harvesting, and climate hazard preparedness.