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Research Overview

From our local laboratories to diverse field sites around the world, research at Hopkins Marine Station addresses important questions in marine biology at scales of organization from DNA to ecosystems. This vast array of research can be divided into three themes:

  1. How plants and animals function, which is the realm of physiology and biomechanics.

  2. How organisms change as they grow, and how species change as they evolve, which focuses on development and evolution, both of which contain genetic elements.

  3. How plants and animals interact with each other, their environments, and society. These subjects encompass ecology and conservation biology, including the broad field of population biology.