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Research Overview

Emily Carrington's research program, in its broadest sense, investigates the physiological ecology of marine organisms. She is particularly interested in the functional design of organisms that inhabit physically demanding environments, such as wave-swept rocky shores, where thermal, osmotic, and hydrodynamic conditions can be extreme. Her research involves both plants and animals and spans many levels of biological organization, from the mechanics of biological materials, to the persistence of populations, to the characterization of the physical environment and how it influences biological processes.


Selected Publications

Carrington E. High-endurance algae. Nature. 2013;503:345-6.
Carrington E. Mussel attachment on rocky shores: the effect of flow on byssus. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 2008;48(6):801-7.
Carrington E. Along the silk road, spiders make way for mussels. Trends in Biotechnology. 2008;26(2):55-7.
Boller ML. In situ measurements of hydrodynamic forces imposed on Chondrus crispus. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 2006;337(2):159-70.
Moeser GM, Carrington E. Seasonal variation in mussel byssal thread mechanics. Journal of Experimental Biology. 2006;209(10):1996-2003.