Biological oceanography is the study of processes affecting the abundance, production, and variability of life in the oceans. At UGA we study some of the smallest organisms in the ocean such as bacteria, phytoplankton, and zooplankton. Although they are small, these organisms collectively have a global impact and affect the productivity of the oceans and how elements such as carbon are utilized and transformed. We work to unravel the factors controlling the growth of their populations, when and where they bloom in the oceans, and their interactions by using field observations, laboratory experiments, and computer modeling.
Birds at Sapelo Island
Either seasonally or permanently, shorebirds and indigenous species call this island home
Exploring Climate Change
UGA marine scientists are involved in understanding how climate change affects the oceans.
Research into the marine systems of the world takes us to remote locations.
Salt Marsh Ecosystems
Understanding the effects of a changing environment on salt marshes.
Exploring the deep
Exploring the deep ocean of the Gulf of Mexico using Alvin.