People Affiliated with the Climate Change Science Research Area

Portrait of Thomas Adam
Assistant Research Biologist, Marine Science Institute
I received my B.S in Zoology from the University of Florida (2002) and Ph.D in Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology from the University of...
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Carol Blanchette
Associate Research Biologist, Marine Science Institute
My main areas of research are marine and community ecology, and my work has largely focused on nearshore marine ecosystems; rocky intertidal, kelp...
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Project Scientist, Marine Science Institute Director, Carpinteria Salt Marsh, UC Natural Reserve System
My principal research interests focus on the study of the population and community dynamics of marine fishes.
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Portrait of Mark Brzezinski
Professor of biological oceanography Director, Marine Science Institute
Brzezinski's research focuses on a dominant group of marine phytoplankton, the diatoms. Diatoms are unique among the phytoplankton in that they...
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Portrait of Craig Carlson
Professor of Microbial Oceanography Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology
As Microbial Oceanographers my groups’ research interests are shaped by an interdisciplinary blend of marine microbial ecology, microbiology and...
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Research Biologist - Marine Science Institute
My research is broadly focused on marine conservation and reef ecology.  I currently work in both coral reef and kelp forest ecosystems studying...
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Research Professor, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology
Dr. Cooper's research has been centered on the factors that determine the abundances and distributions of freshwater organisms, ranging from...
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Portrait of Christopher Costello
Professor, Bren School
Christopher Costello is a professor of Environmental and Resource Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA, co-director of the...
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Portrait of Oliver Deschenes
Professor, Department of Economics
Olivier Deschenes is Professor of Economics at the University of California Santa Barbara, where he is also affiliated with the Bren School of...
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Portrait  of Jenny Dugan
Associate Research Biologist, Marine Science Institute
As a coastal marine ecologist with broad interests in community and population dynamics, I study basic questions concerning the influence of...
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Post-doctoral Scholar
I am a marine ecologist and NSF Postdoctoral Scholar at the Marine Science Institute, UCSB. I joined the McCauley lab in 2018 after completing my PhD...
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Portrait of Steve Gaines
Dean and Professor, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management Professor, Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology
I am a marine ecologist who seeks solutions to a variety of conservation and management challenges by building better pipelines between innovations...
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David Herbst (in the field)
Research Biologist, Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory, and Marine Science Institute
Since the late 1980s I’ve been doing research out of the Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory. I first started scientific research in the...
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Portrait of Scott Hodges
Professor, Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology
Genetics/Genomics studies of adaptation and speciation. Understanding the evolution of adaptive radiations and key innovations. Evo-Eco-Devo studies...
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Portrait of Sally Holbrook
Professor of Ecology Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology
I am an ecologist interested in processes that shape community structure and dynamics on tropical and temperate reefs. These processes include biotic...
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Debora Iglesias-Rodriguez
Professor Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology
Debora Iglesias-Rodriguez is a biological oceanographer with a broad interest in mechanisms controlling diversity and function in marine biota. She...
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James Kennett in submersible off of Campus Point
Professor Emeritus Department of Earth Science and Marine Science Institute
Kennett's papers over the last 50 years contributed towards a comprehensive understanding of major paleoenvironmental and biotic changes that...
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Armand Kuris
Professor of Zoology, Department of Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology Biology Faculty, College of Creative Studies
The overall goal of my research is to reveal the role of infectious diseases in ecosystems. Our system for intensive investigation is the salt...
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Professor, Department of Earth Science Affiliate Faculty, Bren School of ES&M
David Lea is Professor in the Department of Earth Science, Affiliate Faculty in the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, and a member...
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Lorraine Lisiecki
Professor, Earth Science
My research focuses on computational approaches to the interpretation of paleoclimate records. I believe that the integrated analysis of widely...
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Portrait of David Lopez-Carr
Professor of Geography
I am a Professor of Geography at UCSB where I direct the Human-Environment Dynamics Lab. I received a PhD in Geography from the University of North...
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Sally MacIntyre
Professor, Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology
My research investigates the physical limnology of lakes and the biogeochemical and ecological consequences of changes in mixing dynamics. Studies...
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Susan Mazer
Professor, Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology
Dr. Susan Mazer has been a professor of plant ecology, genetics, and evolution at UCSB since 1988, and the Director of the California Phenology...
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John Melack
Professor, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, and Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology
My research emphasizes ecological processes in lakes, wetlands and streams, and hydrological and biogeochemical aspects of catchments. I have...
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Robert Miller
Assistant Research Biologist, Marine Science Institute
I am interested in benthic subtidal ecology, particularly community ecology and the role of primary producers in marine ecosystems. Off southern...
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Monique Myers underwater holding a bright orange seastar
California Sea Grant Specialist, Marine Science Institute
Myers is interested in conservation of coastal ecosystems. She has explored anthropogenic contaminants in coastal wetlands, remote sensing and...
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Associate Specialist, Marine Science Institute
I am a microbial systems biologist specializing in the structure and function of natural bacterial communities in aquatic habitats such as coral...
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Research Geophysicist, Marine Science Institute Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Earth Science
Basic research interests include: seismotectonics of intraplate and interplate regions; induced earthquakes; analysis of earthquake data to invert...
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Dorothy Pak
Project Scientist, Marine Science Institute Education Director, Materials Research Laboratory
My research focuses on identifying changes in past ocean temperature, salinity and circulation on time scales of hundreds to millions of years.  I...
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Uta Passow
Research Oceanographer, Marine Science Institute
Education 1981  B.Sc. (Vordiplom) Biology, University of Freiburg, Germany1985  M.Sc. (Diplom) Biological Oceanography, University of Kiel,...
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Portrait of Alyson Santoro
Assistant Professor, Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology
My research focuses on microbes involved in nutrient cycling in the ocean, especially of the element nitrogen. I am interested in cultivating new...
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Portrait of Russell Schmitt
Professor of Ecology Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology
My research interests focus on the ecological processes and mechanisms that influence dynamics of populations and communities, as well as their...
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Portrait  of Stephen Schroeter
Research Ecologist Marine Science Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara Adjunct Professor Department of Biology, San Diego State University
My research interests include the ecology of rocky intertidal and subtidal and coastal wetland habitats. A key element in much of the work is its...
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Portrait of David Siegel
Professor, Department of Geography
My research interests are in interdisciplinary oceanography investigating physical, biological, optical and biogeochemical couplings on micro to...
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David Valentine
Professor of Earth Science and Biology
Research interests include the interactions of microbes and the Earth system.  Specific areas include the Archaea, biogeochemistry and microbial...
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Hillary Young
Assistant Professor, Ecology Evolution and Marine Biology
I am a community ecologist working in both marine and terrestrial ecosystems. My generally focuses on increasing our understanding of the effects of...
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