Molluscan Ecology Research

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     Dredges on the gantry...notice their size in comparison to the worker.  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.



Oysters (Crassostrea virginica)
Atlantic Surf Clam (Spisula solidissima) and
Ocean Quahog (Arctic islandica)