Center for Marine Science

CMS Research :: Benthic Ecology Laboratory

Researchers in the benthic ecology laboratory at CMS are taking a population and community approach to understanding coastal habitats. Using infauna, epifauna and nekton as indicators, the lab is 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.

Program contacts

Dr. Martin Posey
Program Coordinator and University Accreditation Coordinator
Professor of Biology and Marine Biology
poseym AT uncw DOT edu

Mr. Troy Alphin
Research Associate
Biology and Marine Biology
alphint AT uncw DOT edu