Paul Rawson


🦪 Aquaculture, 🕸Ecology, 🏔 Environmental sciences, 🧬 Genetics, 🦀 Shellfish, 🐾 Wildlife

Rawson investigates the ecological genetics of marine benthic invertebrates. A major focus of his centers on the evolutionary dynamics of hybridization between blue mussels in the genus Mytilus using a combination of phylogenetic, physiological and molecular biological approaches. Visit Rawson’s biography to learn more.

A bubble graph showing a 70% research and 30% teaching appointment split.
Rawson balances his time between teaching (30%) courses about Marine Ecology, Applied Population Genetics, and Integrative Marine Sciences, and research (70%) on ecological genetics of marine benthic invertebrates.

Appointment details

Rawson’s work is supported by:

  • School of Marine Sciences at the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture
  • Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station

Experiment Station contributions

  • Current project: Nutritional Quality and the Physiological Drivers and Growth Variation in Eastern Oysters in Maine. Hatch project number ME022013.