Biology & Marine Biology

Faculty & Staff

Joseph R. Pawlik, Professor

photoPh.D., Marine Biology, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC - San Diego, CA, 1988
B.S., Biology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN, 1982, summa cum laude
Myrtle Grove 2333 | (910) 962-2377 | Center for Marine Science, 5600 Marvin K. Moss Lane, Wilmington, NC 28409-5928 | |

Dr. Pawlik is a marine invertebrate zoologist with research interests in marine chemical ecology and coral reef ecology. Recent work in his lab has focused on the functions of unusual organic compounds derived from Caribbean coral reef sponges and sea whips, particularly as defenses against predation, fouling, and overgrowth. He has an ongoing research program in the Florida Keys at Aquarius Reef Base/FIU studying the ecology of the giant barrel sponge, Xestospongia muta.

See Dr. Pawlik's webpage

You can see videos created by Dr. Pawlik about his research at his YouTube channel "Pawlik Lab."

Dr. Pawlik has over 125 scientific publications. You can find all of them by clicking on this link: Publications