The Kimbro lab studies why coastal habitats such as salt marshes and oyster reefs thrive in certain areas, but not in others. We use broad-scale monitoring to detect patterns and then follow-up experiments to establish causal relationships. The tractability of these habitats also affords our lab the opportunity to experimentally test ecological theory, with the goal of helping ecology become a more predictive discipline. Because these habitats enhance biodiversity, support commercial fisheries, buffer coastal erosion, and improve water quality, our research is important for maintaining key ecosystem services that benefit society.
We are located at Northeastern University’s Marine Science Center, part of the Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences. The Kimbro Lab strives to create a positive, supportive, and inclusive environment for colleagues, employees, and students regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, race, or religion. 

We thank WFSU and former and current lab members for the photographs on this website.