Research in our lab focuses on characterizing physiological responses of marine organisms to environmental change. Using integrative approaches we strive to examine impacts and adaptive potential from the nucleotide to organismal level. A core component of this includes investigating the


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!

New work on Tanner Crab gene expression

Grace Crandall, Pamela C. Jensen, Samuel J. White, Steven Roberts (2022) Characterization of the Gene Repertoire and Environmentally Driven Expression Patterns in Tanner Crab (Chionoecetes bairdi) Marine Biotechnology doi:110.1007/s10126-022-10100-8


Latent effects of winter warming on Olympia oysters

Laura H. Spencer, Erin Horkan, Ryan Crim, Steven B. Roberts. 2021. Latent effects of winter warming on Olympia oyster reproduction and larval viability Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2021.151604


Phenotypic and eco-evolutionary consequences of environmental energetic epigenetic linkages

This work will advance biological knowledge by delineating fundamental links (Rules of Life) between ubiquitous organismal energetic processes, epigenetics, and eco-evolutionary outcomes. The broader impacts activities parallel the project’s integrative approach, linking insights from environment x energetics x epigenetics x ecology for education into an E5 platform.

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