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Sustainability & the Environment

Coastal, tropical ecosystems are critical to the health of the planet and well-being of all people. They provide billions of dollars in services to local economies, but are on the verge of collapse. Our students and researchers are using new techniques to study problems and develop solutions to catastrophic changes that threaten 1/3 of the world’s population.




Consisting of 70% of our planet, ocean ecosystems are essential to preserving our modern way of life.

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Whether rising too high or not having enough, water is a vital driving source to our survival.

Learn about our water work



From the smallest bacteria to the largest animals, each species has a unique role in maintaining ecosystem function.

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Climate Resolve

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Lakes Write Music. Science is Listening.

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Living in an Underwater Sea Lab

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