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Research Opportunities in Southampton

Participating in research allows students to explore their interests, contribute to important ongoing research programs, and earn college credit by enrolling in MAR 487. Listed below are major SoMAS lab groups that operate at the Southampton campus. If you are interested in getting involved in research while a SBTS student, first carefully read the faculty profile, lab webpage, and MAR 487 document, then contact the professor.

Dr. Christopher Gobler
Phytoplankton, harmful algal blooms, estuarine ecology, aquatic biogeochemistry

Faculty profile
Lab webpage
Contact: Christopher.Gobler@stonybrook.edu

The Gobler Laboratory is involved in research investigating the causes and effects of environmental problems in coastal ecosystems including harmful algal blooms, coastal acidification, degradation of fisheries, and loss of coastal habitats.  Undergraduate students are  always welcome to get directly involved in  research projects.  Depths of involvement will be proportional to research experience.

Dr. Bradley J Peterson
Community ecology of seagrass dominated ecosystems

Faculty profile
Lab webpage
Contact: Bradley.Peterson@stonybrook.edu
For Spring 2016 opportunities, click here.


Dr. Joseph Warren

Bioacoustical Oceanography, Fish and Zooplankton Ecology
, Predator-Prey Interactions
Faculty profile
Lab webpage
Contact: joe.warren@stonybrook.edu