Stacy Kim

Dr. Stacy Kim 

MLML Research Faculty Member 1996-2017

MLML Alumna, 1996, Benthic Ecology Lab

For more information on Dr. Kim’s research at MLML please visit our Benthic Ecology lab page.



phone: (831) 771-4429

office: 401 MLML Main Lab

department: Benthic Ecology



My research interests focus on benthic community ecology in disturbed habitats. Disturbances can include both anthropogenic (human-mediated) and natural processes. One of the key issues in disturbance ecology is the availability of good background or baseline data, and in the Benthic Lab we have a strong interest in rescuing and developing historical data sets, incorporating disparate information into standardized databases, and making them widely accessible. We take a holistic approach to our work, placing it in a larger context of ecological understanding across habitats and sustainability of ecosystem health both locally and globally.


Research Interests: 
  • Benthic ecology of invertebrates

  • Anthropogenic influences in marine communities

  • Flow effects on larval dispersal