Research conducted from the Marine Field Station spans the majority of the marine science disciplines, with focus areas highlighted below. A major objective of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NAMS) is to involve undergraduate students in faculty and staff-led research. Providing undergraduates with practical and meaningful research experiences strengthens their skill sets and better prepares them for entry-level positions and/or to continue to advanced studies. NAMS faculty and staff provide research opportunities to students through externally-funding (grant) projects, independent studies projects, summer research experiences, and long-term monitoring programs.
Students have opportunties to propose research teams of their own. One excellent example of a student-led initiative is the "Coral Farm", a student team that falls under the Stockton Aquarium and Aquaculture Club (SAAC). To learn more about the Coral Farm project Coral Farm page.
Visiting scientists, consultants and survey groups to the coastal bays and near-shelf waters of the New Jersey coast are encouraged to contact the Marine Field Station if they would like to discuss opportunities for collaboration or direct field, vessel or equipment support for research or monitoring activities in our region.