Marine Biology and Ecology
Learn more about the way we carry out research and the marine biology and ecology themes we focus on.
We use a range of observation, sampling and monitoring methods to research environmental and anthropogenic pressures on marine organisms and ecosystems. The types of effects include:
Our research areas include:
- ecological complexity and networks: we identify and describe several mechanisms that shape species contributions to multiple, interacting ecological functions and processes
- eco-evolutionary dynamics: we explore how the experience of individuals operating within a dynamic ecological environment shapes the genetic evolution of their populations (and vice versa)
- ecological variability in space and time: we work to improve the understanding of how anticipated environmental change and human activities affect organism responses, as well as ecosystem structure and functioning
- sustainable, safe and productive oceans: we look at the ways ocean ecosystems function as the basis for their management given increasing human activities