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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Centers, Labs, and Programs

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

Oct 14, 2021 Scripps Student Spotlight: Nicole Adamson

Scripps Student Spotlight: Nicole Adamson

Undergraduate student examines red blood cell activity in teleost fish

Sep 16, 2021 Scripps Oceanography Welcomes New Faculty Members

Scripps Oceanography Welcomes New Faculty Members

Colleen Petrik and Vashan Wright are among the most recent faculty hir...