Myers is interested in conservation of coastal ecosystems. She has explored anthropogenic contaminants in coastal wetlands, remote sensing and community monitoring of coral reefs and impacts of marine protected areas. She currently is investigating ghost crabs as indicators of human impacts to sandy beaches and leading the Santa Barbara Area Coastal Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment (SBA CEVA). To address the challenges climate change poses to coastal communities and ecosystems, her work is aimed at providing tools and information to reduce impacts to our coasts and help plan for adaptation to inevitable changes. Myers’ extension work also includes K-12 student/teacher watershed education. To accomplish a diverse array of projects, Myers collaborates with a variety of government, nonprofit groups, university researchers, and other stakeholders.
California Sea Grant Specialist, Marine Science Institute