A Caribbean spiny lobster Panulirus argus with visible signs of infection with PaV1: A reddish shell, apathy, and heavy fouling of the carapace. Click here to read more about our research on PaV1.
Studying vessel use patterns and impacts during the 2-day lobster sport season by helicopter off of Fort Lauderdale, FL. Click here to read more about our research on the effects of human use on coral reef condition.
A small peice of a glove sponge Spongia cheiris secured to a brick to keep it from rolling away during our sponge restoration experiments. Read more our work on sponge restoration in the Florida Keys here.
Measuring blue-legged hermit crabs Clibanarius tricolor as a part of our work on the life history and ecology of ornamental fisheries. Click here to read more about our research on Ornamental Fisheries.

Welcome to the Behringer Lab!

Research in my lab focuses on marine disease ecology and epidemiology, the resilience and restoration of marine communities impacted by human or natural disturbances, and the ecology and behavior of marine invertebrates.

PhD student Abigail Clark analyzes lobster tissue samples for PaV1 infection using PCR in the new UF Mobile Molecular Lab.


Research Opportunities

Interested in joining the lab as a graduate student or intern? Follow this link and watch this video.
VIDEO: This video shows a bit of what our field work in the Keys is like.