At sea:Dr. Roger Mann and Sara Pace measuring surf clams caught in a dredge.
Microscopic work:Resilia with age growth lines annotated.
Oyster Research:Melissa Southworth leads the oyster patent tong survey during a 2016 survey. Photo: Karen Reay
Molluscan Ecology ResearchDredges on the gantry...notice their size in comparison to the worker.
Photo by Roger Mann
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Current research projects focus on the biology and ecology of several molluscs listed below as well as projects examining age and growth and coastal habitat ecology. These research projects seek to answer focused questions and rely on data collected in both field and laboratory settings.
VIMS is also a research site for the Science Center for Marine Fisheries (SCEMFIS), an NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center. Dr. Roger Mann is the VIMS Site Director and Dr. Eric Powell, University of Southern Mississippi is the Program Director for the Center.