University of Connecticut
Department of Marine Sciences

Dr. J. Evan Ward, Professor

Related Links: University of Connecticut Department of Marine Sciences Marine Sciences Major

 

 

 

Welcome to the Marine Environmental Physiology Laboratory

Dr. Evan Ward

I am an experimental biologist whose research interests are directed toward an understanding of the dynamic interactions between marine animals and their environment. Using an integrative approach, my students and I study processes ranging from the organism to ecosystem level.

We are particularly interested in the behavior and physiology of benthic, particle-feeding invertebrates. Much of our research focuses on commercially important bivalves (e.g., clams, mussels, oysters), which are key components of most coastal ecosystems. These animals provide vital ecosystem services and are an important link between oceans and human health.


Graduate Students

Students interested in graduate studies in my laboratory should thoroughly investigate this site, and then contact me for information about how to apply.

Coastal Studies

High-school students who are interested in our 4-year undergraduate program should visit the Marine Sciences Major web site.


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