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Troy Alphin

Title: Senior Research Associate
Phone: (910) 962-2395
Fax: (910) 962-2410

Martin Posey

Title: Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Undergraduate Studies
Phone: (910) 962-3610

Our Mailing Address

Benthic Ecology Laboratory
UNCW Center for Marine Science
5600 Marvin K. Moss Lane
Wilmington, NC 28409


Researchers in the Benthic Ecology Laboratory at the University of North Carolina Wilmington are taking a population and community approach to understanding coastal habitats. Using infauna, epifauna and nekton as indicators, we are interested in factors controlling food web structure in coastal and estuarine habitats, the importance of various habitat types, especially oyster, seagrass and salt marsh, as nurseries and foraging areas, and the influence of anthropogenic changes on coastal communities.

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