Organismal and Environmental Biology - Department of Organismal and Environmental Biology - Christopher Newport University
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Department of Organismal and Environmental Biology

We study the natural world with a focus on the richness of life on our planet, and how different organisms function and interact with their environments.

Our interests range far afield:

  • Oyster restoration
  • Bat conservation
  • Wetlands and water quality
  • Plant reproduction
  • Endangered species
  • Insect taxonomy
  • Living shorelines
  • And more!

With the vast Chesapeake Bay watershed right in our backyard, and a host of other wildlife refuges and forests nearby, you’ll find a wealth of opportunity to explore and conduct meaningful research on the issues facing our world.

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