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What we do

The Mullineaux Lab studies the dispersal of larvae of benthic invertebrates through the ocean, their settlement back to the seafloor, and the influence of these processes on resilience of benthic communities to disturbance - both natural and human. We use field observations, laboratory experiments, and mathematical models to understand how larvae respond to environmental cues and connect geographically separated communities. Our research helps solve problems in aquaculture, fisheries management and evaluation of the potential effects of deep seafloor mining.

What we value

We are committed to the highest standards of professionalism, including research integrity, collaboration and service, and respect for colleagues at all levels. Our group thrives on diversity and we strive to be fully inclusive of members across gender, race, ethnicity, age, ability, background, sexual orientation, and religion.