People Affiliated with the Ecology and Evolution 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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Research Professor, Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology
I am currently an Associate-PI with the Moorea Coral Reef Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) program in Moorea, French Polynesia. I collaborate...
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Portrait of Tom Bell
Project Scientist, Earth Research Institure
I use a combination of remotely sensed imagery, advanced statistical models, and field and laboratory observations to understand how coastal marine...
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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 Deron Burkepile
Associate Professor, Department Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology
I received my B.A. in Biology from the University of Mississippi in 1999 where I studied marine natural products chemistry and chemical ecology. In...
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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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Scott Cooper's portrait
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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Carolynn Culver
Aquatic Resources Specialist/Research Scientist, California Sea Grant & Marine Science Institute
As a Sea Grant Aquatic Resources Specialist and UC Research Scientist my program focuses on conducting research and sharing information that...
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Tom Dudley
Research Biologist, Marine Science Institute
BS & PhD at UCSB w/ extended stay at Oregon State University for MS in Aquatic Entomology, Research/Lecturer at Arizona State Univ., UC Berkeley...
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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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Schuyler Professor, Environmental Studies Professor, Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology
The DʻAntonio lab focuses on terrestrial ecosystem dynamics and the causes and consequences of changes in plant community composition and ecosystem...
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Portrait of Erika Eliason
Assistant Professor, Ecology Evolution and Marine Biology
The Eliason Lab examines how climate change constrains the performance and persistence of marine animals. We use an integrative approach to examine...
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Kathy Foltz
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and Marine Science Institute and College of Creative Studies (Biology)
Our research efforts are focused on how eggs turn into embryos. How do sperm and egg interact? What is the precise mechanism of sperm-induced egg...
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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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Christopher Jerde
Assistant Researcher, Marine Science Institute
I grew up fishing and camping among the prairie pothole lakes of northeastern South Dakota and competed my B.Sc. (1998) and M.Sc. (2002) at Montana...
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Portrait of Roland Knapp
Research Biologist, Marine Science Institute
The general goal of my research is to understand how natural and anthropogenic factors influence the structure and function of aquatic ecosystems....
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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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Portrait of Kevin Lafferty
Marine Ecologist, Western Ecological Research Center, US Geological Survey Principal Investigator, Marine Science Institute, UC Santa Barbara Adjunct Faculty, Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, UC Santa Barbara
As a marine ecologist for the US Geological Survey, I support the research needs of the Department of Interior specifically and the federal...
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Adam Lambert
Research Biologist, Marine Science institute Restoration Affiliate, Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration
I study plant-herbivore and tri-trophic interactions, biological invasions, biological control of invasive plants and insects, and conservation and...
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Hunter Lenihan
Professor of Applied Ecology Community, Fisheries, and Restoration Ecology Bren School of Environmental Science and Management
Hunter Lenihan’s primary research interests lie in the fields of applied population and community ecology, especially in connection with human...
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Milton Love
Research Biologist, Marine Science Institute
Dr. Milton Love is a research biologist at the Marine Science Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara. He has conducted research on the...
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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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Douglas McCauley scuba diving
Assistant Professor Department Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology
Dr. McCauley began his career as a fisherman in the Port of Los Angeles, but migrated to marine science and now serves as an Assistant Professor in...
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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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Craig Nelson Photo
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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Roger Nisbet portrait
Professor, Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology
My research covers many areas of theoretical ecology.  The overarching theme is the use of “individual-based” or “structured” population models to...
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Margaret O'Brien's portrait
Specialist, Marine Science Institute
I am currently the information manager for the Santa Barbara Coastal Long Term Ecological Research project (SBC LTER). I coordinate and implement...
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Portrait of Todd Oakley
Professor, Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology
Todd Oakley is an evolutionary biologist and professor in the EEMB Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has a PhD from Duke...
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Portrait  of Mark Page
Research Biologist, Marine Science Institute
My research interests are focused within three areas: (1) food web dynamics in coastal habitats, including near shore reefs, salt marshes, and sandy...
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Portrait  of Xuefeng (Nick) Peng
Post-doctoral Scholar, Marine Science Institute / Chemical Engineering
My primary research interests lies in marine biogeochemistry and microbial ecology. I direct my efforts towards understanding elemental cycles (in...
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Andrew Rassweiler
Assistant Research Biologist, Marine Science Institute
Dr. Andrew Rassweiler is a marine ecologist who combines field experiments, data analysis and mathematical modeling to address both basic and applied...
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Dan Reed
Research Biologist, Marine Science Institute Deputy Director, Marine Science Institute
My primary research interests pertain to the ecology on coastal marine ecosystems and the ecological and physical processes that structure them. Much...
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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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Portrait  of Susanne Sokolow
Post-doctoral scholar
I am interested in infectious disease ecology, with a special focus on marine and aquatic ecosystems.  My past projects have focused on the effects...
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Staff Scientist- Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Adjunct Research Biologist- MSI
My research focus is on coastal marine ecology with an emphasis on host-parasite and consumer interactions, infectious diseases and biological...
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Thomas Turner
Associate Professor in the Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology Department.
Our current research is focused on understanding the genetic basis of behaviors in Drosophila melanogaster. Individual flies have different...
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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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Robert Warner
Professor of Marine Biology Dept. of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology
My research interests are in three areas: Behavioral and Evolutionary Ecology: I am interested in the evolution of mating systems and life histories...
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Portrait of Lizzy Wilbanks
Assistant Professor, Dept of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology
Wilbanks received her B.A. in Chemistry and Biology from Swarthmore College, where she conducted undergraduate research in synthetic organic...
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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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