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).
Early career fellows are ESA members who have furthered ecological knowledge and applications within eight years of completing their doctoral training, and who show promise of continuing to make outstanding contributions to a wide range of fields served by the society. They are elected for five years.
Stier’s research focuses on how ocean ecosystems can recover in a dynamic and uncertain future in the face of global climate change. He works mostly at the scale of populations of individual species and the communities they foster when they interact in an ecosystem. His goal: to better understand these systems and incorporate his insights into ecosystem-based management.