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A toxic dumpsite that settled on the ocean floor decades ago continues to wreak havoc on marine life to this day.

Doctoral student Kai Kopecky and his co-authors, who include Adrian Stier, professor in the Department of Ecology Evolution & Marine Biology and one of Kopecky’s advisors, have found that young corals are quite vulnerable to corallivores like parrotfish and pufferfish.

For his work advancing our understanding of the recovery of degraded marine species and ecosystems, UC Santa Barbara ecologist Adrian Stier has been named a 2021 early career fellow by the Ecological Society of America (ESA).

UC Santa Barbara’s Erika Eliason, an assistant professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology (EEMB), has been recognized by two research societies for her work in ecological and evolutionary physiology.

An international team of 26 authors, including six at UC Santa Barbara, has just published a study in the prestigious journal Nature offering a combined solution to several of humanity’s most pressing challenges.

UC Santa Barbara paleobiologist Susannah Porter and UC Santa Barbara professor Alyson Santoro will deploy their expertise and their research teams in efforts to shed light onto the origins of the eukaryotic cell.

Dan Morse,a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, has been working to unlock the secret of squid skin for the last decade, and with support from the Army Research Office and research published in the journal Applied Physics Letters, he and co-author Esther Taxon come even closer to unraveling the complex mechanisms that underlie squid skin.

The American Academy for Microbiology has selected Valentine as one of its 2021 fellows.

Giant kelp forests are a wonder of the underwater world. They share many similarities with terrestrial forests, but they also have features completely foreign to any woodland.

A new study by UC Santa Barbara Katrina Malakhoff and her advisor, Robert Miller highlight that we shouldn’t necessarily adopt simplistic management approaches like smashing sea urchins to save kelp forests.

UCSB research biologist Dan Reed, and UCSB professor Hunter Lenihan’s catch reports and scientific surveys affirm the benefits that MPAs confer to fisheries and ecosystems.

There is a massive and rapid hydrocarbon cycle that occurs in the ocean, and that it is distinct from the ocean’s capacity to respond to petroleum input.

UC Santa Barbara professor Halley E. Froehlich and her colleagues outline several guiding principles to bridge the current state of U.S. seafood and the desired outcomes of federal directives.

Dr. Gretchen Hofmann, Professor of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, has been appointed Interim Director of the Marine Science Institute at UC Santa Barbara

An Bui and colleagues try to understand how climate change might affect fungal communities in woodland soil in a future California

Researchers at UC Santa Barbara and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) sought to determine how well MPAs protect fish from changes caused by marine heatwaves.

Armand Kuris, professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, has been elected 2020 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

UC Santa Barbara aquaculture and fisheries professor Halley Froehlich and colleagues show that targeted federal assistance will be necessary to bring the United States’ seafood industry  back.

Chris Costello named among the most influential scientists in the world, according to the 2020 Highly Cited Researchers released by Clarivate Analytics.

Two UCSB scientists, Juan Mayorga and Steve Gaines, are co-authors of a study on fishing and carbon sequestration benefits.

UC Santa Barbara community ecologist Hillary Young and her research group study how the eradication of rats in Palmyra Atoll affect vegetation resurgence.

UC Santa Barbara, Reniel Cabral and his colleagues outline the benefits of fishing restrictions in a new paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

While studying methane seeps, UC Santa Barbara scientist, David Valentine confirms environmental abuse of toxic chemicals banned decades ago.

UCSB graduate student researcher Ana Sofia Guerra and marine ecologist Douglas McCauley, along with colleagues from the University of Washington, simulate the behavior of individual schooling fish faced with different levels of predation, both natural and human.