Jay Lunden, Haverford College

Jay is a marine biologist and is interested in how invertebrate species respond to global ocean change. Most of Jay’s work has focused on the responses of deep-sea corals (Anthozoa: Scleractinia) to ocean acidification and warming in the Gulf of Mexico and Antarctica, but he has also studied echinoderms and mollusks in a similar context in intertidal and polar systems. Jay seeks to identify how global ocean change impacts fundamental biological processes (e.g. growth, reproduction, metabolism) in marine invertebrates, and if species possess resiliency to these changes. For DEEPSEARCH, Jay is studying the oceanographic factors that control coral distribution in the region.