Biology

Marine Benthic Ecology

The study of the ecology of marine communities that live on or near the rocks and sediments of the ocean floor. (Crab photo courtesy biological oceanographer Lisa Levin.)

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Investigating nonlinear transitions in the California Current coastal pelagic ecosystem.

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.

A working group of scientists united by an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to studying coral reefs across gradients of anthropogenic stress.

Biology News

Oct 26, 2020 New Study Finds That Parasites Can Drain Energy from Hosts Prior to Infection

New Study Finds That Parasites Can Drain Energy from Hosts Prior to Infection

Study led by Scripps scientists looks at the impact of brain-infecting...

Oct 21, 2020 Obituary Notice: Deep-Ocean Scientist Robert Hessler