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PhD in Marine and Environmental Sciences

Coral Reef Ecology

    The PhD program in Marine and Environmental Sciences will train high-caliber and independent scientists whose research addresses fundamental and applied ecological and evolutionary questions at local, regional, national, and global scales.

    This training will include both general and specialized coursework in ecology, evolution, and marine science, with curricular programs including both core and specialized options tailored to each student’s research interests. Our faculty’s research areas are numerous, ranging from basic to applied science.

    This coursework will serve as a foundation for the experiential, research-based dissertation that is the core of the doctoral degree.

    Our goal is to train researchers who can independently pursue the process of science and effectively apply their research to solve both basic questions in ecology, evolution, and marine biology and to apply their work to issues of relevance to society and the environment, especially in this era of global change.

    Financial support (teaching assistantships or research assistantships) is provided for students admitted to this program throughout their period of study who are found to be making good progress toward their degree.

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