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

Researcher
Colleen Petrik
Assistant Professor
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Distinguished Professor
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Emeritus
Moira Decima
Assistant Professor
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Emeritus
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Assistant Professor
Peter Franks
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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.

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

Focused on understanding the interactions between light and living organisms.

An underwater microscope with real-time image  processing and object detection.

Biology News

Jun 23, 2021 Mining for Solutions

Mining for Solutions

A new study using genome mining reinforces the potential of biochemist...

May 5, 2021 Mexico an Emerging ‘Beacon’ for Ecotourism Thanks to Pristine Dive Sites

Mexico an Emerging ‘Beacon’ for Ecotourism Thanks to Pristine Dive Sites

Global degradation has made unspoiled ocean expanses scarce but lucrat...

May 4, 2021 Overfishing As Significant as Environmental Factors as Cause of Sardine Fishery Collapse

Overfishing As Significant as Environmental Factors as Cause of Sardine Fishery Collapse

Study offers a new way to predict sardine population shifts and a coun...