The mission of the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies is to encourage responsible and creative decisions in society by providing an objective source of marine and environmental science and fostering an understanding of the natural world among people of all ages.

Our affiliated faculty conduct research in all aspects of the environment. Wrigley Institute scientists investigate biological adaptations to climate change, study interactions among humans and natural systems, and connect science to environmental policy. We also offer unique educational programming and work with foundations and the public to enhance environmental awareness.

New at the Wrigley Institute


2017 Wrigley / Bertics / Sonosky Graduate Summer Fellows Symposium

Friday, September 8, 2016
HEDCO Auditorium - HNB 100
Noon-5pm (*Reception to follow in HNB 107)

Saturdays at the Lab

The Wrigley Marine Science Center holds an open house on Saturdays during the summer for visitors who want to see the inside of a working marine lab.

Saturdays 10am-12pm; May 27–September 2, 2017

WIES Student Research Blog

Graduate and undergraduate students in our summer programs share their stories from the lab and the field.