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Aquatic Microbiology and Ecology Research

A pair of muddy hands holding Oregon seagrass (Zostera marina).

One of the focus areas in the department is freshwater and marine aquatic microbiology. Our faculty conduct research in the realm of fish disease, cyanobacteria, phytoplankton, ocean carbon cycle, virology, air-sea interactions and coral reef ecology. Their work is leading to new insights that can lead to a more sustainable future.

Exploring connections between microbes and aquatic life