About the Wasson Lab
We conduct conservation research in estuarine ecosystems.
We work at the interface between academic research and applied conservation practice. All Wasson lab members are affiliated both with University of California, Santa Cruz and with the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve and we all carry out much of our fieldwork in coastal habitats of the Elkhorn Slough watershed.
Dr. Kerstin Wasson is leading a collaborative effort (ESNERR, Moss Landing Marine Labs, Sonoma State University) exploring the potential of aquaculture as a way to restore native oyster populations.
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To learn more about our primary study system–visit our Elkhorn Slough page.
To find out more about the research being conducted by Wasson Lab students visit–People page.