Biology

Plankton Ecology and Food-Web Interactions

Studying the physical and biological processes affecting growth and distribution of plankton and its role in the wider food web of marine environments.

Academics

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John McGowan
Emeritus
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Moira Decima
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Colleen Petrik
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Peter Franks
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Mark Ohman
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Centers, Labs, and Programs

Focuses on the biogeochemical cycling of trace metals in marine systems.

Identifying innovative solutions that partner algae research with private industry for commercial success.

CalCOFI is a long-term, interdisciplinary, cross-sectoral ecosystem research program off the coast of California that holistically studies the physics, biogeochemistry, and biology of the marine environment to inform the sustainable management of marine resources in the context of climate change

Research in our lab traces the flow of organic matter through marine ecosystems, focusing on the trophic connectivity of species and assemblages in deep pelagic waters.

Zooplankton ecology, gelatinous zooplankton, trophic dynamics and effects on biogeochemistry, effects of climate change on pelagic communities

A marine biology laboratory that studies the role of bioluminescence in marine ecosystems.

Focused on understanding the interactions between light and living organisms.

Biology News

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Probing Antarctica by Land, Sea, Air, and from Earth Orbit

Scripps Oceanography research agenda ranges from microscopic organisms...

Reflections on COP27 from a First-Time Delegate

Denise Alcantara one of 20 UCSD students at international climate nego...