Faculty Researchers

Todd Anderson

Todd Anderson

Professor of Biology; CMIL Director

Ph.D. University California, Santa Barbara (1993)
Program Area: Ecology
Research Interests: Marine ecology, recruitment processes, population and community ecology  of  coastal temperate and tropical fishes, influence of habitat structure on demographic processes

Elizabeth Dinsdale

Elizabeth Dinsdale

Associate Professor of Biology

Ph.D. James Cook University (2005)
Program Area: Ecology
Research Interests: Microbial and viral community dynamics in coral reef, kelp forests and oxygen minimum zones

Matt Edwards

Matt Edwards

Professor of Biology

Ph.D. University of California, Santa Cruz (2001)
Program Area: Ecology
Research Interests: Marine ecology, scale-dependent regulation of subtidal kelp forests, recruitment processes in marine macroalgae (with emphasis on the role of dormant stages), impacts of large disturbances (El Niño-Southern Oscillations)

Robert Edwards

Robert Edwards

Associate Professor of Computer Science

Ph.D. University of Sussex, England (1994)
Program Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Research Interests: Annotation of microbial genomes; bioinformatics of random community genomes (metagenomes)

Richard Gersberg

Richard Gersberg

Professor of Environmental Health

Ph.D. University of California, Davis (1977)
Program Area: Graduate School of Public Health
Research Interests: Water quality research and limnology; chemical and microbiological pollutants and risk assessments

Brian Hentschel

Brian Hentschel

Associate Professor of Biology

Ph.D. University of Washington (1995)
Program Area: Ecology
Research Interests: Marine invertebrates, benthic ecology, complex life cycles, ontogenetic niche shifts, larval ecology, deposit feeding, organism-flow interactions

Eunha Hoh

Eunha Hoh

Associate Professor of Environmental Health

Ph.D. Indiana University (2006)
Program Area: Public Health
Research Interests: Environmental pollutants and their impact on human health

Kevin Hovel

Kevin Hovel

Professor of Biology

Ph.D. Virginia Institute of Marine Science (1999)
Program Area: Ecology
Research Interests: Marine invertebrate conservation ecology: relationship between habitat structure and faunal survival and abundance; effects of habitat fragmentation on fauna in marine systems; crustacean ecology; larval dispersal and recruitment; seagrass community ecology; kelp forest ecology

Arielle Levine

Arielle Levine

Assistant Professor of Geography

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley (2006)
Program Area: Geography
Research Interests: Coastal and marine spatial planning; socioeconomic assessment and monitoring for marine and coastal management; marine protected area policy and implementation (particularly in coral reef ecosystems)

Rebecca Lewison

Rebecca Lewison

Professor of Biology

Ph.D. University of California, Davis (2002)
Program Area: Ecology
Research Interests: Vertebrate conservation, population ecology, behavioral ecology, estimating the impact of anthropogenic disturbances, resource and land use

Luke Miller

Luke Miller

Assistant Professor of Biology

Ph.D. Stanford University (2008)
Program Area: Ecology
Research Interests: Temperature stress and climate change; Ecophysiology; Biomechanics; Rocky intertidal ecosystems; Ocean acidification; Behavior; Predator-prey interactions; Heat budget modeling; Sensor and datalogger development

Jeremy Long

Jeremy Long

Associate Professor of Biology

Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology (2004)
Program Area: Ecology
Research Interests: Marine chemical ecology; consumer-prey interactions; ecology of planktonic, rocky shore, and salt marsh ecosystems

Jillian Maloney

Jillian Maloney

Assistant Professor of Geology

Ph.D. Scripps Institution of Oceanography (2013) 
Program Area: Geology
Research Interests: Sequence stratigraphy and sediment processes; neotectonics, paleoseismology, earthquake hazard; subaqueous landslides; coastal geomorphology; geologic controls on habitats

Walter Oechel

Walter Oechel

Distinguished Professor of Biology

Ph.D. University of California, Riverside (1970)
Program Area: Ecology
Research Interests:  Plant physiological ecology; ecosystem ecology, effects of global change and elevated carbon dioxide on native ecosystems, especially tundra and Mediterranean-type ecosystems

Forest Rohwer

Forest Rohwer

Professor of Biology

Ph.D. San Diego State University (1997)
Program Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Research Interests: Genomic analysis of marine phage, opportunistic infections and coral disease, diversity of coral-associated bacteria

Stephen Schellenberg

Stephen Schellenberg

Associate Professor of Geology

Ph.D. University of Southern California (2000)
Program Area: Geology
Research Interests: Paleobiology and paleoecology of invertebrates and protists, Mesozoic and Cenozoic paleoceanography, applications of isotopic and elemental chemistry to biological, ecological, and environmental research

Robert Zeller

Robert Zeller

Professor of Biology

Ph.D. University of Southern California (2000)
Program Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Research Interests: Chordate development, evolution of development, evolution of genomic regulatory networks, genomics, bioinformatics