Click the photo above to watch "Snapper Spawn." A short film by CMBC Research Scientist, Brad Erisman, Ph.D.to document the beauty of spawing aggregations and importance of their conservation
CMBC Research Focus Areas
Download recent publications and presentations by CMBC students, faculty, and researchers.
New Research Projects
All projects under CMBC Focused Research Areas meet one or more of our research goals. We encourage researchers at SIO and other UCSD departments to submit proposals for new projects to lead scientist Lisa Levin.
Shark Conservation. Led by Dr. Dan Cartamil.
Ocean Acidification Working Group. Led by Dr. Jennifer Smith
Ocean Pollution Working Group. Led by Dr. Amro Hamdoun
(Funding provided by Waitt Foundation for pollution study)
CMBC Research Goals
Patterns of Biodiversity: assessing species
richness along gradients of human pressure; significance of food webs
in biodiversity; and relationship biodiversity - ecosystem services -
Threats to Marine Biodiversity: status of marine
ecosystems; impacts of past anthropogenic threats; impacts of climate
change and continuing anthropogenic impacts; and patterns of current
and future extinctions.
Conservation of Marine Biodiversity: protocol for selecting priority conservation areas; experimental restoration; and modeling recovery
Project titles link to summaries, photos and more information
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