MSI Research Scientists

Research Faculty
Marine Science Institute
Materials Science and Engineering Center
Ahn's primary research focus has been on the area of bioinspired self-healing and self-assembly that provide significant performance enhancements of...
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Carol Blanchette
Associate Research Biologist, Marine Science Institute
My main areas of research are marine and community ecology, and my work has largely focused on nearshore marine ecosystems; rocky intertidal, kelp...
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Andrew Brooks portrait
Project Scientist, Marine Science Institute
Director, Carpinteria Salt Marsh, UC Natural Reserve System
My principal research interests focus on the study of the population and community dynamics of marine fishes.
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Research Biologist - Marine Science Institute
Lecturer - Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology
My research is broadly focused on marine conservation and reef ecology.  I currently work in both coral reef and kelp forest ecosystems studying...
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Grace Chang's portrait
Associate Research Oceanographer, Marine Science Institute
My primary research interests lie in the use of in-water optical and acoustical measurements to characterize particle properties and sediment...
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Carolynn Culver
Aquatic Resources Specialist/Research Scientist, California Sea Grant & Marine Science Institute
As a Sea Grant Aquatic Resources Specialist and UC Research Scientist my program focuses on conducting research and sharing information that...
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Director, Valentine Eastern Sierra Reserve (Valentine Camp and the Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory), Natural Reserve System
 Education:  1978 M.S. Chemical Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California1975 B.S. Chemistry, University...
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Tom Dudley
Research Biologist, Marine Science Institute
BS & PhD at UCSB w/ extended stay at Oregon State University for MS in Aquatic Entomology, Research/Lecturer at Arizona State Univ., UC Berkeley...
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Associate Research Biologist, Marine Science Institute
As a coastal marine ecologist with broad interests in community and population dynamics, I study basic questions concerning the influence of...
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John Engle
Associate Research Biologist, Marine Science Institute
My research interests focus on nearshore marine ecology, in particular how sea life assemblages are distributed and how they change through time in...
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Jeff Goddard in tidepools at Pacific Grove
Project Scientist, Marine Science Institute
I grew up exploring the shores of San Francisco Bay, and have been interested in the natural history and systematics of intertidal invertebrates from...
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Research Scientist, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
My interests range from basic research in aquatic science using statistical analysis of large databases to broader applications of empirical evidence...
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Associate Research Biologist, Marine Science Institute & Dept. Ecology, Evolution, Marine Biology
Ecological and evolutionary parasitology/community and evolutionary ecology/digenean trematodes With my colleagues, I aim to help bring consideration...
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David Herbst (in the field)
Research Biologist, Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory, and Marine Science Institute
Since the late 1980s I’ve been doing research out of the Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory. I first started scientific research in the...
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Matthew Jones
Director of Informatics Research and Development, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
Matthew Jones' research focuses on environmental informatics, including the management, integration, analysis, and modeling of heterogeneous...
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Portrait of Roland Knapp
Research Biologist, Marine Science Institute
The general goal of my research is to understand how natural and anthropogenic factors influence the structure and function of aquatic ecosystems....
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Researcher Jeffrey Krause at sea in the Santa Barbara Channel
Assistant Research Biologist, Marine Science Institute
I am interested in how phytoplankton (microscopic algae) cycle nutrients within the upper ocean where light penetrates.  My research focuses on the...
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Adam Lambert
Research Biologist, Marine Science institute
Restoration Affiliate, Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration
I study plant-herbivore and tri-trophic interactions, biological invasions, biological control of invasive plants and insects, and conservation and...
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Milton Love
Research Biologist, Marine Science Institute
Dr. Milton Love is a research biologist at the Marine Science Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara. He has conducted research on the...
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Project Scientist, Marine Science Institute
Senior Fellow, United Nations Environment Program - World Conservation Monitoring Center
From 2004 to 2011, the McClintock Lab lead the development of MarineMap (www.marinemap.org), a web-based application used by stakeholders in...
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Robert Miller
Assistant Research Biologist, Marine Science Institute
I am interested in benthic subtidal ecology, particularly community ecology and the role of primary producers in marine ecosystems. Off southern...
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California Sea Grant Specialist, Marine Science Institute
Myers is interested in conservation of coastal ecosystems. She has explored anthropogenic contaminants in coastal wetlands, remote sensing and...
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Associate Specialist, Marine Science Institute
I am a microbial systems biologist specializing in the structure and function of natural bacterial communities in aquatic habitats such as coral...
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Research Geophysicist, Marine Science Institute
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Earth Science
Basic research interests include: seismotectonics of intraplate and interplate regions; induced earthquakes; analysis of earthquake data to invert...
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Margaret O'Brien's portrait
Specialist, Marine Science Institute
I am currently the information manager for the Santa Barbara Coastal Long Term Ecological Research project (SBC LTER). I coordinate and implement...
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Gail Osherenko
Project Scientist, Marine Science Institute
Juris Doctor, University of California, Davis. She was a legislative assistant in the office of California State Senator and then Congressman Anthony...
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Research Biologist, Marine Science Institute
My research interests are focused within three areas: (1) food web dynamics in coastal habitats, including near shore reefs, salt marshes, and sandy...
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Dorothy Pak
Project Scientist, Marine Science Institute
Education Director, Materials Research Laboratory
My research focuses on identifying changes in past ocean temperature, salinity and circulation on time scales of hundreds to millions of years.  I...
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Uta Passow
Research Oceanographer, Marine Science Institute
Education 1981  B.Sc. (Vordiplom) Biology, University of Freiburg, Germany1985  M.Sc. (Diplom) Biological Oceanography, University of Kiel,...
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Andrew Rassweiler
Assistant Research Biologist, Marine Science Institute
Dr. Andrew Rassweiler is a marine ecologist who combines field experiments, data analysis and mathematical modeling to address both basic and applied...
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Dan Reed
Research Biologist, Marine Science Institute
Deputy Director, Marine Science Institute
My primary research interests pertain to the ecology on coastal marine ecosystems and the ecological and physical processes that structure them. Much...
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Research Ecologist Marine Science Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara
Adjunct Professor Department of Biology, San Diego State University
My research interests include the ecology of rocky intertidal and subtidal and coastal wetland habitats. A key element in much of the work is its...
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Kim Selkoe
Associate Research Biologist, Marine Science Institute
My primary research interests are split between three diverse topics 1) advancing scientific tools for ecosystem based management and marine spatial...
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Post-doctoral scholar
I am interested in infectious disease ecology, with a special focus on marine and aquatic ecosystems.  My past projects have focused on the effects...
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Project Scientist, Marine Science Institute
Director, Research Development, Office of Research
My research focuses on the environmental and social implications of economic restructuring in developing countries; social science and human...
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