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Tar Heels in the field in the Galapagos

July 25, 2022

Meet some of the Carolina researchers who are conducting their research more than 2,600 miles away on the Galapagos Islands. Many of these researchers are in the College of Arts and Sciences.

PhD students turn pandemic challenges into opportunities

September 22, 2021

Esteban Agudo, a marine ecologist pursuing his degree in Ecology, Evolution & Organismal Biology (EEOB) and Savannah Ryburn, pursuing her PhD in the Environment, Ecology & Energy Program, turn challenges of pandemic into opportunities in Galapagos.

Seafood mislabeling in North Carolina

June 25, 2020

Two recent student-led papers based on research in the undergraduate “Seafood Forensics” class at UNC-Chapel Hill show that seafood mislabeling in North Carolina is a big problem.

Focus Carolina: John Bruno

January 31, 2020

John Bruno is a marine ecologist and professor in the Department of Biology. His research is focused on the impact of climate change on the ocean and marine ecosystems.

New research suggests a different approach to protecting reef-building corals

February 18, 2019

A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill reports that protecting coral reefs from fishing and pollution does not help coral populations cope with climate change. The study also concludes that ocean warming is the primary cause of the global decline of reef-building corals and that the only effective solution is to immediately and drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions.