Galveston Faculty      

Jaime Alvarado-Bremer
Professor | MARB

Conservation and population genetics of aquatic organisms with emphasis on large pelagic fishes; molecular systematics and phylogenetics and biogeography of fishes.

Anna Armitage
Professor | MARB

Coastal and wetlands community ecology in salt marshes, tidal mudflats, and seagrass beds, with particular focus on changes in trophic structure following habitat restoration, nutrient enrichment, and other human disturbances.
Anna Armitage's Website

Randall Davis
Regents Professor | MARB

Physiology & behavior of marine birds and mammals, especially species inhabiting polar waters.

Ron Eytan
Assistant Professor | MARB

Evolutionary genetics, molecular systematics, and speciation in marine fishes, especially those found on coral reefs.
Ron Eytan's Website

David Hala
Assistant Professor | MARB

Research Interests: Identifying ‘emerging’ contaminants in the aquatic environment, Understanding the mechanisms of adverse effects via quantification of metabolic and endocrine biomarkers and Applying novel mathematical and computational methods to simulate and predict adverse health effects in exposed organisms.

Wesley Highfield
Associate Professor | MCES

GIS, Spatial Analysis/Statistics, Natural Hazard Mitigation & Policy, Environmental Planning & Policy.

Laura J. Jurgens
Assistant Professor MARB

Global change and ecological resilience, nearshore and estuarine invertebrate ecology
Laura J. Jurgens's Website

Jessica Labonté
Assistant Professor | MARB

Characterization of virus-host relationships through the analysis of spatial and temporal viral and microbial diversity dynamics, the study of model organisms and the investigation of the mechanisms of evolution of viruses and bacteria in environmental systems.


Hui Liu
Associate Professor | MARB

Zooplankton processes in the ocean, population dynamics and interactions of marine fishes, quantitative fisheries research, statistical and numerical ecosystem modeling.

Christopher Marshall
Professor | MARB

Research interests focus on the function and evolution of vertebrate feeding and digestive systems, the musculoskeletal sys-tem, and associated sensory and neurobiology.
Christopher Marshall's Website

Maria Pia Miglietta
Associate Professor | MARB

Genomics, evolution and ecology of Hydrozoa (Cnidaria). Jellyfish blooms. Genomics of the "immortal" jellyfish Turritopsis dohrnii.

Antonietta Quigg
Regents Professor

Impact of trace metal and nutrient enrichments, cycling and dynamics on physiology, primary productivity and community composition in coastal ecosystems.

Daniel Roelke
Professor | MARB

Plankton ecology, theoretical ecology

Jay Rooker
Regents Professor Endowed Chair | MARB

Ecology of estuarine, coastal, and pelagic fishes. Recruitment processes, particularly factors affecting post-settlement survival. Fish life history and migration studies. Analytical approaches to fish demography.
Jay Rooker's Website

Anja Schulze
Professor | MARB

Phylogeny and population genetics of polychaete and sipunculan worms. Reproduction and development of marine invertebrates. Evolution of hydrothermal vent and cold seep fauna.
Anja Schulze's Website

David Wells
Associate Professor | MARB

Biology and ecology of bony fishes, sharks, and rays. Research focus on life history, habitat use, movement, and feeding ecology of marine fish species; including estuarine, shelf, and offshore pelagic fishes.
David Wells's Website

Pete van Hengstum
Associate Professor | MCES

Diagnoses how global coastal systems responded to previous climate, sea-level and anthropogenic changes with the goal of predicting how these systems will respond to future changes in these forcings. Typically achieved through a combined field (piston coring, vibracoring, advanced technical SCUBA diving, geophysical surveying) and laboratory approach (sedimentology, micropaleontology, and isotopic geochemistry). Of particular interest are climate-coastal dynamics on tropical and subtropical carbonate landscapes, where sinkholes, blueholes, and underwater caves provide a vast untapped library of paleoenvironmental information archived in their sediments.

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College Station Faculty      

Mary Wicksten
Professor | BIOL

Crustacean taxonomy and behavior, general invertebrate biology.

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