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Mike Graham

Michael Graham


Associate Professor, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
  and San Jose State
B.A., University of California at Santa Barbara
M.S., Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
Ph.D., Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Email: mgraham [at] mlml [dot] calstate [dot] edu
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Specific Research Interests:

Our research program addresses the role of macroscopic primary producers (e.g., seaweeds, seagrasses, marsh plants) in regulating the dynamics and diversity of marine systems. We focus in two areas. First, using both laboratory and field experiments we aim to better understand the physical and biological processes that regulate the population dynamics of benthic macrophytes, including both bottom-up (recruitment, productivity) and top-down (competition, herbivory, facilitation) factors. Second, through our network of collaborators we use a multidisciplinary approach to study the consequences of macrophyte population dynamics on their associated communities, including large-scale field experimentation and monitoring, biochemical tracers of energy flow, and even anthropological data.