The Farallon Institute for Advanced Ecosystem Research is a nonprofit scientific organization dedicated to the understanding and preservation of healthy marine ecosystems.
Its research is designed to provide the scientific basis for ecosystem based management practices and policy reforms consistent with a productive marine world.
The Farallon Institute emphasizes long term multi-species, multi-disciplinary research into the interdependent aspects of the marine environment, including the effects of natural and human based climate change, and the broad implications and influences of ocean currents, weather patterns, fishing practices and coastal development on marine food webs and ecosystem processes.Our programmatic themes apply to critical societal issues of our time:
- Macro-ecology and the biological consequences of climate variability and climate change
- Guidelines and design criteria for coastal and oceanic marine protected areas
- Ecological expectations and shifting baselines
- Ecosystem-based approaches to fish and fisheries conservation management
- Food web analyses
- Ecosystem indicators and integrated ecosystem assessments
- Population biology and viability of keystone species, such as krill and forage fish
The Farallon Institute is a non-advocacy organization.