Promotes interdisciplinary research and educational approaches to maintain the integrity of ocean ecosystems and manage their use in the face of rapid and inevitable global change.
Coral Reef Biology and Ecology
This field focuses on understanding the biological and ecological characteristics of coral reefs across the world.
Potential undergraduate students interested in this topic may want to apply for the marine biology undergraduate major. Potential graduate student would want to consider the biological oceanography program or the marine biology program.
Centers, Labs, and Programs
Studies coral reef ecosystems to answer fundamental questions of population biology, trophic dynamics, and spatial ecology.
A working group of scientists united by an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to studying coral reefs across gradients of anthropogenic stress.
Studying color and biological light in nature through their various forms and functions.
Focused on understanding the interactions between light and living organisms.
Characterizing the micro members within coral reef ecosystems: Investigation of chemical and microbial diversity to understand shifting reef ecosystems.