The Graduate Research to Researcher (GR2R) initiative is interested in providing a place for graduate students and guests to meet each week to discuss their research and also learn more about an ecosystem approach to coastal and ocean stewardship from an international and nation-specific perspective. In turn, this goal supports the concept underlying the IDP-MARB and the MARM Programs: an integrative, interdisciplinary approach.

 The purpose of this group is to discuss current projects, work cooperatively to develop to understanding of complex environmental issues, critique and practice presentations, develop a supportive scholarly network, and apply science to management challenges.

 GR2R meetings are held in the Ocean Science Building on the Mitchell Campus of Texas A&M University at Galveston.  For more information and details on these meetings, please contact Dr. W. M. von Zharen at


GR2R group presentation