Daphne Munroe
Daphne Munroe
Shellfisheries; aquaculture ecosystem interactions and population dynamics

Haskin Shellfish Research Lab
Cook Campus
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Dept of Marine and Coastal Sciences (DMCS)

Dr. Munroe is a research professor relating to the Ecology of Marine Food Production Systems at the Rutgers Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory in Port Norris, NJ. Increasing pressures on marine ecosystems, including climate change, resource exploitation, ocean acidification, and pollution threaten to create imbalances that will drive ecological change in the ocean. Sustainability of coastal and marine ecosystems, including both natural and social resilience, relies on understanding, predicting and adapting to these changes. To achieve sustainability we must first understand how ecosystems change: this is the motivation of my research. Her research aims to further understanding of the biological and ecological processes of larval dispersal, recruitment and population connectivity to address anthropogenic uses and environmental and climatic changes in coastal and marine ecosystems. Collectively, Daphne’s research strives to provide important foundations for social goals concerning coastal resource management and sustainability, goals that can only be achieved through synthesis of sound science, society and education.