The Laboratory of Integrative Marine and Coastal Ecology focuses on understanding the mechanisms that underlie changes in marine and coastal ecosystems by studying the structure and dynamics of organisms, populations and communities. Our focus are marine sponges, corals and algae. We use an interdisciplinary approach in which we integrate reproductive biology, experimental ecology, population genetics and mathematical modeling. The goal of our research is to determine how organisms, ecological interactions and ecosystems are altered by anthropogenic activities and global impacts such as marine pollution and climate change, and aims to enhance management of ecosystems.
Fall 2019 News:
We welcome our new lab technician, Mariana Lopez!
Summer 2019 News: Dr. Dennis Lavrov from Iowa State University visited our lab and presented a seminar on evolution of mitochondrial DNA. Thank you for visiting! Dr. Iris Segura-Garcia from Smithsonian is collaborating with us. Go 2bRAD! Ph.D. student Holly Trew from the University of the West Indies, Barbados, is doing part of her research in our lab. Welcome Holly! HBOI Summer Interns Gavin Scott and Emily Rutkowski, volunteer student Kyle Barnes and SURF Fellow Gabrielle Byrd are doing research in our lab. It is great having you here! Juliet Ruggiero got accepted into the Master of Science in Marine Science and Oceanography (MSMSO) at FAU-HBOI, and she will start in Fall 2019. Congrats!