People Affiliated with the Marine Conservation Policy and Education Research Area

Portrait of Thomas Adam
Assistant Research Biologist, Marine Science Institute
I received my B.S in Zoology from the University of Florida (2002) and Ph.D in Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology from the University of...
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Portrait of Peter Alagona
Associate Professor History & Environmental Studies
Peter Alagona is an associate professor of history, geography, and environmental studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Before...
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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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Research Biologist - Marine Science Institute
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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Portrait of Christopher Costello
Professor, Bren School
Christopher Costello is a professor of Environmental and Resource Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA, co-director of the...
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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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Portrait  of Jenny Dugan
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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Jacob Eurich's portrait
Post-doctoral Scholar
I am a marine ecologist and NSF Postdoctoral Scholar at the Marine Science Institute, UCSB. I joined the McCauley lab in 2018 after completing my PhD...
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Portrait of Steve Gaines
Dean and Professor, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management Professor, Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology
I am a marine ecologist who seeks solutions to a variety of conservation and management challenges by building better pipelines between innovations...
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Armand Kuris
Professor of Zoology, Department of Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology Biology Faculty, College of Creative Studies
The overall goal of my research is to reveal the role of infectious diseases in ecosystems. Our system for intensive investigation is the salt...
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Portrait of Kevin Lafferty
Marine Ecologist, Western Ecological Research Center, US Geological Survey Principal Investigator, Marine Science Institute, UC Santa Barbara Adjunct Faculty, Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, UC Santa Barbara
As a marine ecologist for the US Geological Survey, I support the research needs of the Department of Interior specifically and the federal...
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Hunter Lenihan
Professor of Applied Ecology Community, Fisheries, and Restoration Ecology Bren School of Environmental Science and Management
Hunter Lenihan’s primary research interests lie in the fields of applied population and community ecology, especially in connection with human...
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Charles Lester portrait
Researcher, Marine Science Institute
Dr. Charles Lester is the director of the Ocean and Coastal Policy Center in the Marine Science Institute at UC Santa Barbara, where he researches,...
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Portrait of David Lopez-Carr
Professor of Geography
I am a Professor of Geography at UCSB where I direct the Human-Environment Dynamics Lab. I received a PhD in Geography from the University of North...
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Douglas McCauley scuba diving
Assistant Professor Department Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology
Dr. McCauley began his career as a fisherman in the Port of Los Angeles, but migrated to marine science and now serves as an Assistant Professor in...
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Bob Miller portrait
Research Biologist, Marine Science Institute
My research interests are in coastal marine ecology, particularly spatial and temporal patterns in marine communities and the processes that create...
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Monique Myers underwater holding a bright orange seastar
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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Portrait of Andrew Plantinga
Professor, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management Affiliated Faculty, Department of Economics
Dr. Andrew Plantinga is Professor in the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  Dr....
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Portrait of David Siegel
Professor, Department of Geography
My research interests are in interdisciplinary oceanography investigating physical, biological, optical and biogeochemical couplings on micro to...
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Staff Scientist- Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Adjunct Research Biologist- MSI
My research focus is on coastal marine ecology with an emphasis on host-parasite and consumer interactions, infectious diseases and biological...
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Robert Warner
Professor of Marine Biology Dept. of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology
My research interests are in three areas: Behavioral and Evolutionary Ecology: I am interested in the evolution of mating systems and life histories...
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Professor Emeritus, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management
I am a social scientist working on governance systems treated as institutional arrangements that steer societies toward desirable outcomes and away...
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