We are at the Duke University Marine Lab, located in Carteret County, in Beaufort, North Carolina. We would like to acknowledge, honor, and respect the diverse history of Indigenous peoples, including the Coree, Neusiok, and Lumbee tribes who inhabited the area that is today known as Carteret County. We strive to be mindful as we live and work on this land (and waters) that have rich, but complicated histories.

Our Mission

Addressing climate change requires many people with many areas of expertise tackling many aspects of this complex issue. Our goal is to rise to this challenge through research, training, and communication. We aim to integrate stakeholders and practitioners into our research so that we can expand the impact of our work by directly contributing to improved outcomes in conservation, restoration, and aquaculture. We also aim to conduct outreach and maintain engagement within coastal communities that benefit from many marine ecosystem services, but that are also at the front lines of experiencing the detrimental impacts of climate change on our oceans.

Our Values

We value the health of marine ecosystems and the health of people who depend on them. We embrace diversity and promote the inclusion of individuals historically underrepresented in, or excluded from, academia. We value teamwork, collaboration, and a strong sense of community. We strive to create an inclusive environment that fosters academic excellence as well as personal well-being.