opportunities beyond the classroom
students can choose to do field research in our Field or Marine Biology Quarter, take part in our annual Biology Research Symposium or get involved with research with our amazing faculty!
creative and highly interactive, intellectual environment
students are prepared to excel in positions in academia, industry, and governmental / non-governmental organizations.
diverse faculty interests
world class faculty study a wide spectrum of research areas including, Behavior, Conservation Biology, Developmental Biology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Marine Biology, Paleobiology, Plant Biology, Physiological Ecology, Theory, and Tropical Biology.
I study the biomechanics and hydrodynamics of how fishes and other aquatic animals swim. This involves a surprisingly complex set of issues. Actively swimming fishes, whales, etc., are mostly streamlined, but streamlining alone does not explain the great variety of body shapes and sizes in relation to swimming speeds and the efficiencies with which these animals convert energy into motion.