OUR CORE RESEARCH PROGRAMS
Ocean Ecosystems Program
This program supports research in marine ecology, broadly defined as relationships among aquatic organisms and their environment, including the impacts of climate change on ocean acidification, marine carbon sequestration, sea level rise, and human-induced effects on natural resources and ocean food webs.
Freshwater Ecosystems Program
This program addresses the ecology and conservation of freshwater ecosystems, including riparian, wetland, and vernal systems, with a focus on ecological restoration and studies that will generate findings transferrable on local, regional, and global scales.
Terrestrial Ecosystems Program
This program supports research in six primary ecosystems: tundra, taiga, temperate deciduous forest, tropical rain forest, grassland, and desert, with a focus on the relationships among a community of organisms and their environment, including human-induced impacts on food webs and ecological restoration.
Urban Ecosystems Program
This program supports research on the relationships among organisms in changing urban environments globally, with a focus on urban resiliency and sustainability, and ecological restoration.
Sustainable Agriculture and Forest Ecosystems Program
This program supports research on agricultural and forestry practices that improve ecosystem services in a changing world, increase carbon sequestration, and create ecosystems more resilient to climate change through an adaptive management approach rooted in best science.
Restoration Ecology Program
This program supports research that takes action to create resilient ecosystems in a changing world by aiming to recover ecological resiliency and conserve biodiversity.