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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