Welcome to the Hein Group based at the University of California Santa Cruz’ Institute of Marine Sciences. We study how organisms acquire, share, process, and respond to information. We use experiments, mathematics, and computational models to understand how organisms measure their environments to make decisions, and how decision-making and collective behavior scale up to influence the dynamics of ecological systems. See our research pages for more information.

New NSF grant focused on the neuroscience of attack and evasion maneuvers

New Grant to develop machine vision tools for underwater imagery