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Benthic Ecology and Coral Restoration Lab

The 63-acre island research station allows faculty and students to conduct important research from atmospheric science to marine biology to help us better understand the Florida Keys and beyond.

Researchers in the Coral Reef Futures Laboratory study the biology, ecology and conservation of coral reefs with a particular emphasis on the impacts of ongoing climate change on these ecosystems.

The Experimental Hatchery at the UM Rosenstiel School includes a number of culture areas which give the facility the capability of concurrently supporting a wide variety of diverse research projects.

The Genome Enable Marine Science (GEMS) lab use functional genomic approaches to enhance knowledge about genes, gene expression and genetic adaptation. Marine genomics utilizes cutting edge technologies to define the differences within and among species.

The Marine Invertebrate Museum is an internationally recognized, CITES-certified research museum for Atlantic tropical marine invertebrates.

The Marine Life Sciences Center, located within the Marine Technology and Life Science Seawater Complex, provides a dedicated space for the study of marine animals with foci on the critical connections between oceans and human health and the impacts of climate change on marine organisms and ecosystems.

The Environmental Physiology and Toxicology lab is interested in how aquatic animals cope with environmental stressors and environmental change, either natural or man-made.

We study the ecology and evolution of marine microorganisms and viruses through a variety of field, lab, and bioinformatic approaches. The overarching goal of our research is to understand how interactions of marine microbes with diverse biotic and abiotic factors influence the marine food web and biogeochemistry.

The National Resource for Aplysia at the UM Rosenstiel School is the only facility in the world that cultures and raises sea hares, Aplysia californica, for scientific research. The relatively simple nervous system of Aplysia offers an ideal model for research on neurophysiology, brain function, memory and learning, and aging. 

Ocean Acidification Coral Laboratory

The University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School's coral conservation program designed to build community and coastal resilience through coral reef research, restoration, and citizen science.

The research conducted in the Toadfish Laboratory is a mixture of whole animal physiology, molecular biology, pharmacology and toxicology focused on the gulf toadfish, Opsanus beta, a marine teleost fish found along the coast of Florida and in the Gulf of Mexico. 

Traylor-Knowles Laboratory