Looking Back to the Line Islands

In the fall of 2010, researchers from SDSU, SIO, and other coral reef ecologists collaborated together for a research cruise to the Northern Line Islands, home to the some of the most pristine coral reef ecosystems still thriving in the world today.

New Ocean Acidification Sensor Installed at Scripps!

Members of the Smith Lab head the effort to install Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s (SIO) first ocean acidification monitoring system. This monitoring system will provide essential data that will allow researchers to monitor changes in ocean chemistry over time and help them better understand the effects of these changes to local marine ecosystems.

Adventures with Algae!

Here’s a photo album of all the different aspects of Dr. Jennifer Smith’s phycology class: From lecture to lab work to field collecting. Enjoy the photos because we definitely enjoyed the experience!

Why We Love Marine Biology

Maggie Johnson, the newest PhD student in the Smith Lab, talks about her experience interacting with the students at Mission Bay High School’s Career Fair.