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Faculty (Tenured and Tenure-Track)

  • Ivano W. Aiello - Geological Oceanography
    Associate Professor / Ph.D., 1997, University of Bologna, Italy.
    Research interests: Sedimentology (Pelagic and Hemipelagic Sediments), Stratigraphy, Paleomagnetism, Field Geology, Structural Geology.


  • Kenneth H. Coale - Chemical Oceanography/Trace Metals
    Professor / Ph.D., 1988, University of California, Santa Cruz.
    Research Interests: Global Biogeochemistry, Trace Metals, Radionuclides, Chemical Oceanography.


  • Jon Geller - Invertebrate Zoology
    Professor / Ph.D., 1988, University of California, Berkeley.
    Research Interests: Invertebrate Zoology, Molecular Marine Ecology, Evolutionary Biology.


  • Michael H. Graham - Phycology
    Professor / Ph.D., 2000. Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
    Research Interests: Phycology, Marine Ecology, Statistics and Experimental Design.


  • Scott Hamilton - Ichthyology
    Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
    Research Interests: Ecology of Marine Fishes, Community Ecology, Fisheries and Conservation, Population Connectivity, Kelp Forests, Coral Reefs.


  • Birgitte McDonald - Vertebrate Ecology
    Assistant Professor / Ph.D., University of California Santa Cruz.
    Research Interests: Physiological and Behavioral Ecology of Marine Vertebrates.


  • Erika McPhee-Shaw - Physical Oceanography
    Associate Professor / Ph.D., 2000, University of Washington.
    Research Interests: Coastal Oceanography, Internal Waves, Sediment & Nutrient Transport, Continental Shelf and Slope Dynamics.


  • Joan Parker - Library
    Librarian / M.L.S., 1986, University of California, Los Angeles.
    Research Interests: Marine Science Information, Metadata Creation, Institutional Repositories, Library Management.


  • Nick Welschmeyer - Biological Oceanography
    Professor / Ph.D., 1982, University of Washington
    Research Interests: Biological Oceanography, Phytoplankton, Zooplankton, Algal Pigments, Primary Production, Grazing.


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Research Faculty

  • Simona Bartl
    Ph.D., 1989, University of California, San Diego.
    Research interests: Molecular Biology, Comparative Immunology, Host Defenses, Science Education and Marine Animal Health.


  • Laurence Breaker
    Ph.D., 1983, Naval Postgraduate School.
    Research Interests: Physical Oceanography, Remote Sensing, Time Series Analysis.


  • David A. Ebert
    Ph.D., 1990, Rhodes University, South Africa.
    Research interests: Ecomorphology, Habitat Utilization, Biogeography, Systematics of Chondrichthyan Fishes.


  • Stacy Kim - Benthic Ecology
    Ph.D., 1996, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
    Research Interests: Benthic Ecology of Invertebrates, Anthropogenic Influences in Marine Communities, Flow Effects on Larval Dispersal.


  • Valerie Loeb
    Ph.D., 1979, Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
    Research Interests: Ichthyoplankton, Marine Fisheries.


  • John Oliver - Benthic Ecology
    Ph.D., 1980, Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
    Research Interests: Disturbance Ecology, Marine Benthic Invertebrate Communities, Coastal Habitat Restoration.


  • Jason Smith - Environmental Biotechnology Laboratory (EBL)
    Associate Research Scientist in EBL
    Our research centers around studies of the physiological ecology of marine algae utilizing a diverse array of technologies ranging from state-of-the-art methodologies in molecular biology through whole organism physiology to development of optical remote sensing technology for assessment of submerged habitats in coastal environments.


  • Richard M. Starr - C.A. Seagrant/Fisheries and Conservation Biology
    Ph.D., 2002, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur.
    Research Interests: Conservation Biology, Fisheries, Telemetry, Resource Management.
  • Diana Steller - Research Diving
    Ph.D., 2003 University of California at Santa Cruz
    Research Interests: Ecology of temperate reefs and subtropical carbonate rhodolith beds.

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Emeritus Faculty

  • William Broenkow
    Ph.D., 1969, University of Washington
    Research Interest: Physical Oceanography.


  • Gregor M. Cailliet - Ichthyology
    Professor / Ph.D., 1972, University of California, Santa Barbara. Research Interests: Ecology of Marine Fishes, Deep Sea Ecology, Marine Fisheries.


  • Michael S. Foster - Phycology
    Ph.D., 1971, University of California, Santa Barbara
    Research Interests: Phycology, Ecology, Rocky Intertidal, Kelp Forests, Rhodoliths.


  • H. Gary Greene - Center for Habitat Studies
    Ph.D., 1977, Stanford University
    Research Interests: Marine Geology, Benthic Habitats, Submarine Canyons & Landslides, Tsunamis, Coastal Processes.


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