Blue fin tuna strike

Interaction (Ecology & Conservation)

Ecologists study of how the distribution and abundance of plants and animals is affected by the interaction of organisms with each other and with their environment. In recent years, ecological studies have taken on new dimensions as the effects of human society have intensified.

Research at Hopkins involves a wide range of topics: from community ecology of wave-swept shores and kelp forests, to the control of disease through ecological manipulation, to the management and conservation of fisheries and coral reefs.