The staff permanently based at the Institute of Marine Sciences have teaching and research interests covering topics such as mangrove biology, coral reefs, meoifauna, plankton, marine invertebrates, nereid worms, algal biology, the biology of local economically important fish species and salmon and ecotoxicology. These staff are augmented by the research staff and students based at the Langstone Harbour Marine Laboratories and by specialist lecturers from the main campus.
Staff at the laboratories are at the forefront of international research on a number of diverse marine topics from the molecular to the ecosystem/community level. Topics include: population studies; intertidal and soft-sediment ecology, larval biology, algal taxonomy and invertebrate and vertebrate physiology and human impacts such as pollution, ecotoxicology, antifouling and corrosion chemistry.
Details of specific staff research interests are available on their personal page or you can contact them directly, but a selection of more detailed research areas are also listed below.