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. Our broad research interests are in the fields of coastal marine organismal ecology and physiology, with emphasis on how organisms interact with their environment (physical-biological coupling) and other organisms (food web dynamics and predator-prey interactions), how physiological processes impact biogeochemistry (nutrient cycling and carbon sequestration), and how climate change (i.e., ocean acidification, warming) impacts these processes. We apply multiple techniques and collaborate with physical/biological/chemical oceanographers and physiologists, molecular ecologists, fisheries scientists, ocean observers, and climate modelers. We employ an integrative, mechanistic approach and have strong laboratory and field components in our research. We work as local as the shelf waters of the Mid Atlantic Bight to remote regions in Antarctica.