Palumbi Lab
Death & Life of Monterey Bay


Monterey began as a natural paradise, but became the poster child for industrial devastation in John Steinbeck’s Cannery Row, and is now one of the most celebrated shorelines in the world.
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Sea Anenome
Featured Image - Nudibranch by Lupita Ruiz-Jones


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   We're interested in ecological, evolutionary, and conservation questions related
   to marine (and sometimes terrestrial) organisms and ecosystems. We use
   evolutionary genetics and molecular ecology techniques, and our fieldwork takes
   us all around the world. Currently, we're studying coral diversity, the adaptive
   potential of corals in response to climate change, the movement of organisms
   between marine reserves, genetic changes in abalone in response to
   environmental conditions, local adaptation in sea urchins, invasive species, and
   historic population sizes in whales.

Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University, 120 Ocean View Blvd., Pacific Grove, CA 93950