Menge Lubchenco Laboratory
Oregon State University
The diverse interests of our lab are united by a common goal: understanding the structure and dynamics of ecological communities and ecosystems in the context of global climate change. Insights into community regulation, biodiversity, and impacts of global change are generated primarily by research in coastal ecosystems with emphasis on rocky shores. We approach questions at local to large spatial scales and short to long temporal scales using diverse tools and approaches ranging from biochemical studies at the suborganismal level, to controlled field experiments in intertidal communities, to biogeographic comparisons among the coasts of Oregon and New Zealand.