Biodiversity and Conservation

Sponges and scissor tail damselfish in San Pedro Martir, Mexico

Sponges and scissor tail damselfish in San Pedro Martir, Mexico

Biodiversity research focuses on the variability among living organisms, including marine, terrestrial, and other aquatic ecosystems. UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography scientists advance research on diversity within and between species and ecosystems, and establish baselines and work to understand species loss and habitat degradation around the world.

The Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (CMBC) at Scripps is a center of interdisciplinary cooperation in research and education via which faculty from UCSD departments in the Social Sciences, Engineering and Business, as well as NOAA's Southwest Fisheries Science Center partner with Scripps faculty to link biological, physical, social, and environmental programs.


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Faculty Profile: Isabel Rivera-Collazo Joins Scripps and UC San Diego | Scripps News | Feb 09, 2017

Video: Parrotfish Critical for Healthy Coral Reefs | Scripps News | Feb 09, 2017

Research Highlight: A Story of Survival | Scripps News | Jan 19, 2017

Research Highlight: Researchers Capture First Glimpse of Ruby Seadragons in the Wild | Scripps News | Jan 13, 2017

Lawnmowers of the Sea | Scripps News | Dec 05, 2016

Photo of the Week: Caribbean Survey | Scripps News | Nov 23, 2016

Around the Pier: Scripps Alumnae Dive Deep for Conservation | Scripps News | Sep 13, 2016

Scripps Graduate Students Receive High Honors | Scripps News | Aug 17, 2016

Photo of the Week: | Scripps News | Aug 04, 2016

Research Highlight: Study Highlights Hidden Values of Open Ocean | Scripps News | Jun 27, 2016