Scott Hamilton

Scott Hamilton

Faculty Member

Department(s): Ichthyology

Website: http://ichthyology.mlml.calstate.edu/

 

Contact:

Email: shamilton@mlml.calstate.edu

Phone: (831) 771-4497

 

Biography:

Scott's research focuses on the ecology of coastal marine fish, their role in nearshore ecosystems, and the response of these ecosystems to environmental change and human impacts. Using a combination of field experiments and observations, along with laboratory analyses, his lab focuses on research questions that range from early life stages of fish to whole ecosystems, including: (1) examination of early life history dynamics such as recruitment, selective mortality, and population linkages via larval dispersal; (2) investigation of the causes and consequences of demographic and life history variation among fish populations; and (3) evaluation of changes in the structure and function of kelp forest and coral reef communities associated with marine protection. We are motivated by a desire to provide fundamental insights to aid fisheries management and conservation efforts.

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