The core scientific mission of the Marine and Environmental Biology section is to understand environmental organisms, with an emphasis on marine taxa, their interactions in complex ecosystems, and the emergent properties of the communities that result from these interactions.
We are a globally recognized center for the study of the structure and dynamics of microbial ecosystems and for the conservation and enhancement of living marine and other environmental resources. Through our graduate program, it is our intention to set the standard for the training of the next generation of scientists in these two key areas.
Marine microbial ecology, encompassing classical fields of ecology and microbial physiology, combined with genomics and multi-omics approaches.
Integrative Organismal Biology
Integrative organismal biology, encompassing classical fields of experimental biology, physiology, ecology, conservation biology, and population and quantitative genetics, using state-of-the-art genomics approaches.
Encompassing marine chemistry, experimental biogeochemistry, geobiology, and cutting-edge modeling techniques.