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Research Overview

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

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

  2. How organisms changeĀ  as they grow and species change as they evolve. Research here is focused on development and evolution, both of which have elements of genetics.

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

Pick a theme and explore the science underway at Hopkins