Research on Antarctic organisms is primarily conducted in McMurdo Station, Antarctica. There are currently two projects in the lab.
Open water near Cape Armitage, McMurdo Sound, Antarctica
Research in the lab has focused on key invertebrates in the Southern Ocean. Funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation's Office of Polar Programs Antarctic Sciences, our research is designed to examine the effect of ocean acidification and warming on cold-adapted marine invertebrates that are common to the coastal areas around Antarctica. A project to begin in the 2010-2011 field season will explore how in the interaction of ocean warming and acidification might alter the performance and development of an Antarctic sea urchin. In a second ongoing project we are working to develop genomic resources for a key Antarctic organism, the pteropod Limacina helicina.