Biology

Polar Ecology

Studying the relationship between plants and animals in a polar environment. (Photo by Maria Stenzel for Vernet Lab)

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Research at the intersection of biological and microbial oceanography and functional genomics.

We use sequence-based approaches, flow cytometry, modeling, and other techniques to explore the structure and function of microbial communities.

Trace Metal Clean Lab and Instruments

Investigating everything from ocean physics to ice sheet and glacier dynamics to the ecology of the organisms that live at the poles.

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...