The Environmental Biophysics and Molecular Ecology (EBME) Laboratory at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is an interdisciplinary, multi-user research facility designed to explore the application of biophysical and molecular biological techniques to a wide number of environmental processes in both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.

The Fuchs lab studies interactions between biology and physics.  The lab houses flow tanks and instruments for observing how fluid motion affects swimming mechanics, flow sensing, and energetics of invertebrate larvae.  We also use numerical models to study how larval transport in ocean currents is altered by climate change.

The Center for Deep-Sea Ecology and Biotechnology (CDSEB) provides an organizational structure for facilitating and integrating deep-sea ecological and biotechnological research at Rutgers University, as well as in the scientific community at large. Exploration of, and sampling within, a wide variety of deep-sea habitats throughout the world’s oceans provide a central focus of the Center’s activities.

Research in my laboratory is focused on the physiology, ecology and evolutionary history of prokaryotes that inhabit geothermal environments. The overarching objective of my research revolves on the question: “how did microbial metabolism co-evolve along with our planet?”

The unifying theme in Liz’ work is carbon cycling. It is well known that Southern Ocean is the place where the ocean exhales. As a paleoceanographer, she investigates past circulation changes in the Southern Pacific Ocean to determine how this traps and releases CO2 from the deep ocean on glacial time scales.

Established in 1990, the Ocean Modeling Group at Rutgers has, as one of its foremost goals, the development and interdisciplinary application of new regional and basin-scale ocean modeling systems, including coupled models for atmosphere and ocean, biogeochemical and ecosystem response.

The Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory is dedicated to research, education, and extension in support of sustainable shellfish and finfish resources and fisheries. We welcome you and invite you to explore our website.

We study fisheries and aquatic ecosystems – including marine, estuarine, and freshwater environments. The word fishery refers to an entire social-ecological system including a wild fish or invertebrate population, as well as the fishermen and processors who harvest and sell the fish (in a commercial fishery), and the managers who regulate the fishery to prevent overharvest.

We advance global understanding of marine populations and communities in a rapidly changing environment to inform stewardship and train the next generation of scientific leaders.

The Saba Lab conducts research using an interdisciplinary approach to solve ecologically important, complex problems. We challenge ourselves to initiate diverse, multidisciplinary projects in order to address both small-scale (individual organism) and large-scale (whole ecosystem) questions with ecological, physiological, and biogeochemical implications.

The overarching motivation for my research is to document the history of, and understand mechanisms of climate change. As the ocean plays a key role in climate, a full understanding of the complexity of past climate change requires thorough knowledge of variations in ocean hydrography (e.g., seawater temperature, salinity and heat content) and circulation through time.

The Rutgers University Marine Field Station (RUMFS) is a field facility of the Rutgers University Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences (DMCS). It is a working lab with on-going graduate and postdoctoral level research occurring year-round. RUMFS is uniquely situated, across from the Little Egg Inlet in the Mullica River-Great Bay estuary: one of the most pristine estuaries on the east coast.