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 based 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 or laboratory manager.
Dr. Christopher Gobler
Phytoplankton, harmful algal blooms, estuarine ecology, aquatic biogeochemistry
Contact: Jennifer.Goleski@stonybrook.edu (laboratory manager)
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 coastal ecosystems
The Peterson Laboratory is involved in research investigating the species interactions in coastal ecosystems and how these interactions are impacted by coastal acidification, changing climate, and increasing human pressure.
Dr. Joseph Warren
Bioacoustical Oceanography, Fish and Zooplankton Ecology, Predator-Prey Interactions