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