Marine Ecosystems and Climate Change

Research Goals:

To increase climate impacts to ocean circulation, biogeochemistry, and marine ecosystems, specifically:

  • understanding and prediction modeling of ocean warming, deoxygenation, and acidification
  • improving monitoring of global and regional changes in ocean biogeochemistry and circulation.

To advance research on carbon sinks in coastal marine ecosystems, specifically: 

  • methods for assessing how "blue carbon" and kelp ecosystems store and sequester carbon
  • analyzing coastal marine ecosystem restoration and rehabilitation methods to understand how to maximize carbon sequestration and ecosystem services.