Dr. Juliet Wong is an assistant professor of coastal and marine climate change at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment. Wong joined the faculty at the Duke University Marine Lab in 2023, where her research program in global change biology uses a combination of physiological and molecular approaches to study how marine invertebrates respond to their changing environments. She earned her PhD from the University of California Santa Barbara, and received her postdoctoral training at Florida International University as a Distinguished Postdoctoral Scholar and as a National Science Foundation (NSF) Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Biology. Wong’s research, which has been published in journals spanning organismal biology, ecology, and evolution, has directly informed resource managers and has uncovered both vulnerabilities and resilience to climate change-related stressors across a variety of marine organisms. Her research program aims to integrate interdisciplinary approaches and cultivate strong teams through partnerships within and beyond academic institutions (e.g., researchers/managers in both non-profit and private organizations) to more accurately predict climate change effects, guide conservation efforts, and improve restoration outcomes in marine ecosystems.

School Division

Marine Science & Conservation Marine Lab


  • Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara (2019)


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