Research in our lab focuses on characterizing physiological responses of marine organisms to environmental change. Major themes include Environmental Epigenetics, Reproductive Biology, and Genomics.


Our lab strives to make all research products readily available. This includes publishing of online lab notebooks, presentations, data, and more. This is an effective means to openly share our activities with the public.


Learn more about the lab members including their diverse backgrounds and research interests. Current research activities involve ocean acidification, aquaculture, corals, geoducks, and more!

Epigenetic considerations in aquaculture

Based on aspects of life history and husbandry practices in aquaculture species, the application of epigenetic knowledge could significantly affect productivity and sustainability

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How I Work Open: Steven Roberts

Interview with Steven done by UW Libraries as part of Open Access Week!

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Evidence of Ostrea lurida population structure in Puget Sound, WA

A reciprocal transplant experiment was carried out monitoring survival, growth, and reproduction. The work in now published in Marine Ecology

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