Over 15 science labs operate within the natural sciences at CSUMB. Undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students work with their Principal Investigators (P.I.s) in research labs as interns, researchers, and research assistants, contributing to cutting edge research and gaining valuable experience in their field of interest.
Areas of research: ecological and watershed systems with an emphasis on local, regional, and global environmental problems and issues resulting from changing climatic and land-use patterns
Areas of Research: Coastal resilience, coastal intelligence, place based conservation
Marine Science faculty developed this restructured organizational design to sustainably couple their strong extramural research programs, growing academic curriculum, and established community engagement programs.
Areas of research: Comparative phylogeography, seascape genetics, marine evolution
Areas of Research: Education, participation, and planning for just sustainability
Areas of Research: Statewide fog water collection and spatial, temporal, and chemical analysis of it
Areas of Research: Marine landscape ecology, intertidal community dynamics, geospatial technology
Areas of Research: Evolutionary and functional genomics, genetics
Areas of Research: Shelf and Slope Ecology; Image-based approaches to data collection; application of science to policy and management
Areas of Research: Marine Environmental, Ecological & Evolutionary Physiology, Climate Change Stress Physiology, Ecological Forecasting, Ocean Climate Change Policy
Areas of research: Development of resistant plant cultivars, cultural and chemical management, host biochemical defense mechanisms, pathogen detection
Areas of Research: Geology/geomorphology, hydrology, stream restoration
Areas of Research: Water Quality, Wildlife Ecology, Remote Sensing, Population Dynamics, Landscape Ecology, Ecosystem Visualization
Areas Of Interest: Aquatic Ecology, Remote Sensing, Watershed Sciences