Physical-Biological Interactions Laboratory


Claire Paris is an Associate Professor in the division of Applied Marine Physics at the University of Miami, with a secondary appointment to the division of Marine Biology and Fisheries. Paris received her Ph.D. in Coastal Oceanography at SUNY Stony Brook, NY in 2001.

Paris’ research interests focus on some fundamental questions about the behavior of the living ocean in a changing environment, with an emphasis on the physical-biological interactions during the so called ‘Critical Period’ of marine organisms. As an oceanographer with rare expertise in larval fish taxonomy, she has developed cutting-edge multiscale individual-based models, and invented novel Lagrangian observational methods and instruments to investigate pelagic processes, ranging from larval navigation to marine population connectivity.

Her research is funded by the National Science Foundation NSF, the Binational Science Foundation (BSF), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). She is also a Principal Investigator in the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, Center for the Integrated Modeling and Analysis of the Gulf Ecosystem (C-IMAGE).


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