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The research being conducted at SoMAS seeks to understand the way our marine, atmospheric, and terrestrial environments function; as well as the impact of human interactions with these systems. These problems all require knowledge from multiple disciplines and the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences encourages interdisciplinary research. Unlike many other places, we do not have traditional departments. What we do have is a large number of faculty and students who work together to better understand our planet.

One way of understanding the research that is done here at SoMAS is to look at the traditional scientific disciplines that our faculty came from. Clicking on any of these specific disciplines will provide a list of current SoMAS faculty and their research projects that uses the knowledge from these disciplines. You’ll notice that many faculty appear under more than one discipline and that is because most modern problems require interdisciplinary knowledge.

Biologybiology

SoMAS faculty use their knowledge of biology in a variety of different ways from diseases affecting marine organisms, ecological and trophic interactions, processes affecting local fish and shellfish communities, and many others. More information on specific faculty research programs that utilize biology are below.

Researchers:

Allam, Aller J., Aller R., Cerrato, Collier, DheillyFisherFrisk, Gobler, Lonsdale, Lopez, McElroy, Peterson, Pochron, Taylor, ThorneWarren

 

 

Chemistrychemistry

SoMAS faculty use their knowledge of chemistry in a variety of different ways from radio isotope analysis, chemical reactions that occur in the atmosphere and oceans, biogeochemical studies, and many others. More information on specific faculty research programs that utilize chemistry are below.

Researchers:

Aller J., Aller R., BeaupreBlack, Cochran, Fisher, Knopf, Mak, ScrantonTaylor, Volkenborn, WehrmannZhu

 

 

Geologygeology

SoMAS faculty use their knowledge of geology in a variety of different ways from studying paleoclimate issues, examining the influence of groundwater on coastal systems, and many others. More information on specific faculty research programs that utilize geology are below.

Researchers:

Aller J., Aller R., Black, Bokuniewicz, Cochran, Flood, Wehrmann

 

 

Mathematicsmathematics

SoMAS faculty use mathematics in a variety of different ways from modeling atmospheric and oceanic processes, statistical analysis of different data sets, and many others. More information on specific faculty research programs that utilize mathematics are below.

Researchers:

Chang, Hameed, KhairoutdinovZhang

 

 

Physicsphysics

SoMAS faculty use their knowledge of physics in a variety of different ways from solving fluid dynamics problems, studying physical processes in the atmosphere, the development of remote sensing systems, and many others. More information on specific faculty research programs that utilize physics are below.

Researchers:

Chang, Flagg, Hameed, Knopf, Lwiza, Swanson, WarrenZhang

 

 

The research being conducted at SoMAS seeks to understand the way our marine, atmospheric, and terrestrial environments function; as well as the impact of human interactions with these systems. These problems all require knowledge from multiple disciplines and the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences encourages interdisciplinary research. Unlike many other places, we do not have traditional departments. What we do have is a large number of faculty and students who work together to better understand our planet.

One way of understanding the research that is done here at SoMAS is to look at the traditional scientific disciplines that our faculty came from. Clicking on any of these specific disciplines will provide a list of current SoMAS faculty and their research projects that uses the knowledge from these disciplines. You’ll notice that many faculty appear under more than one discipline and that is because most modern problems require interdisciplinary knowledge.

 

Biologybiology

SoMAS faculty use their knowledge of biology in a variety of different ways from diseases affecting marine organisms, ecological and trophic interactions, processes affecting local fish and shellfish communities, and many others. More information on specific faculty research programs that utilize biology are below.

Researchers:

Allam, Aller J., Aller R., Cerrato, Collier, Conover, DheillyFisherFrisk, Gobler, Lonsdale, Lopez, McElroy, Peterson, Scranton, Taylor, ThorneWarren

 

Chemistrychemistry

SoMAS faculty use their knowledge of chemistry in a variety of different ways from radio isotope analysis, chemical reactions that occur in the atmosphere and oceans, biogeochemical studies, and many others. More information on specific faculty research programs that utilize chemistry are below.

Researchers:

Aller J., Aller R., BeaupreBlack, Cochran, Fisher, Knopf, Lee, Mak, ScrantonTaylor, Volkenborn, WehrmannZhu

 

Geologygeology

SoMAS faculty use their knowledge of geology in a variety of different ways from studying paleoclimate issues, examining the influence of groundwater on coastal systems, and many others. More information on specific faculty research programs that utilize geology are below.

Researchers:

Aller J., Aller R., Black, Bokuniewicz, Cochran, Scranton, Flood, Wehrmann

 

Mathematicsmathematics

SoMAS faculty use mathematics in a variety of different ways from modeling atmospheric and oceanic processes, statistical analysis of different data sets, and many others. More information on specific faculty research programs that utilize mathematics are below.

Researchers:

Chang, Geller, Hameed, Khairoutdinov, WangZhang

 

Physicsphysics

SoMAS faculty use their knowledge of physics in a variety of different ways from solving fluid dynamics problems, studying physical processes in the atmosphere, the development of remote sensing systems, and many others. More information on specific faculty research programs that utilize physics are below.

Researchers:

Chang, Flagg, Geller, Hameed, Knopf, Lwiza, Swanson, Wang, WarrenZhang

 

Economics

SoMAS faculty use economics in a variety of ways, including estimating the values of coastal and marine ecosystems, investigating the role of ecosystems in economic resilience of communities, and understanding changes in ecosystem service benefits resulting from changing environmental conditions. More information on specific faculty research in economics is below.

Researchers:

Dvarskas

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