Biodiversity is comprised of different levels of diversity, including genetic diversity within species, species diversity, and diversity in habitat types. The Marine Biodiversity group carries out research at all of these levels, with the marine environment in focus. This includes research on the diversity of species in our oceans, the systematics and biogeography of various marine taxon groups, the development and biology of marine species, and the ecology of coastal and deep-sea communities.
The group studies a wide variety of organisms, from invertebrates to macroalgae. We also use an array of methodological approaches, from field and laboratory experiments to classical morphological studies, often combined with molecular techniques such as Next Generation sequencing.