Principal Investigator

Affiliation Areas of Research Phone Email
Russell J. Schmitt UC Santa Barbara Population dynamics of fishes and invertebrates 805 893-2051 Email

Co-Principal Investigators

Affiliation Areas of Expertise Phone Email
Robert Carpenter CSU Northridge Coral reef metabolism, ocean acidification 818 677-3256 Email
Peter Edmunds CSU Northridge Coral reef ecology, coral ecopohysiology 818 677-2502 Email
Sally Holbrook UC Santa Barbara Community ecology of fishes 805 893-3956 Email


Affiliation Areas of Expertise Phone Email
Tom Adam UC Santa Barbara Community ecology of coral reefs 805 893-7625 Email
Alice Alldredge UC Santa Barbara (Emerita) Zooplankton ecology 805 893-3997 Email
Giacomo Bernardi UC Santa Cruz Population genetics of fishes 831 459-5124 Email
Cherie Briggs UC Santa Barbara Theoretical ecology and systems biology 805 893-2199 Email
Andrew Brooks UC Santa Barbara Population and community ecology of reef fishes / MCR Diving and Boating Safety Officer 805 893-7670 Email
Deron Burkepile UC Santa Barbara Community ecology of coral reefs 805 893-3067 Email
Craig Carlson UC Santa Barbara Marine microbial ecology / organic cycling 805 893-2541 Email
Mark Hay Georgia Institute of Technology Chemical Ecology, Reef Ecology, Consumer-Prey Interactions 404 894-8429 Email
Jim Hench Duke University Shallow water physical oceanography 650 759-6639 Email
James Leichter UC San Diego Physical - biological coupling 858 822-5330 Email
Hunter Lenihan UC Santa Barbara Marine stressor - demography linkages 805 893-8629 Email
Stephane Maritorena UC Santa Barbara Remote sensing of coral reefs & ocean waters 805 893-4308 Email
Craig Nelson University of Hawai'i at Manoa Marine microbial ecology and organic cycling 808 956-0566 Email
Roger Nisbet UC Santa Barbara Ecological modeling 805 893-7115 Email
Hollie Putnam University of Rhode Island Coral ecophysiology and epigenetics 401 874-9510 Email
Rob Toonen U Hawaii / HIMB Biogeographic patterns with genetics 808 236-7401 Email
Rebecca Vega-Thurber Oregon State University Environmental microbiology 541 737-1851 Email
Libe Washburn UC Santa Barbara Coastal physical oceanography 805 893-7367 Email

Post Doctoral Associates & Researchers

Affiliation Areas of Expertise Phone Email
Kalia Bistolas Oregon State University The interface between viruses, their coral and microbial hosts, and human-driven changes in marine nutrient regimes.
Alexandra Brown UC Santa Barbara Email
Cody Clements Georgia Institute of Technology How local and global changes reshape ecological interactions and the implications of these changes for ecosystem function and management. Email
Mary Donovan UC Santa Barbara Applied coral reef ecology Email
Leila Ezzat UC Santa Barbara/Oregon State University Impacts of anthropogenic forcing on trophic interactions in coral reef ecosystems Email
Erika Johnston Florida State University The role of plasticity in Pocillopora corals Email
Ferdinand Pfab UC Santa Barbara Modeling biological systems: infections, evolution and population dynamics. Email
Jean Wencelius San Diego State University Cultural anthropologist specializing in the field of human ecology Email

Information & Data Management

Affiliation Role Phone Email
Hillary Krumbholz UC Santa Barbara Information Management and Data Visualization Email
Li Kui UC Santa Barbara Information Management Email

Education and Outreach

Affiliation Role Phone Email
Andrew Brooks UC Santa Barbara Education and Outreach Coordinator 805 893-7670 Email
Sammy Davis UC Santa Barbara Educational research development 805 893-7472 Email

Graduate Students

Affiliation Research Topic Advisor Email
Nina Bean CSU, Northridge Acclimatization potential of reef-building corals exposed to global and local stressors Peter Edmunds Email
Danielle Becker University of Rhode Island Impacts of local and global anthropogenic stressors on coral reef resilience. Hollie Putnam Email
Stephanie Bilodeau Georgia Institute of Technology Spatial ecology and species interactions on coral reefs Mark Hay Email
Noe Castenada UC Santa Barbara Morphological and behavioral variation in feeding interactions of reef fishes Deron Burkepile Email
Dennis Conetta University of Rhode Island Hollie Putnam Email
Dana Cook UC Santa Barbara Effects of spatial heterogeneity in browsing on coral reef community and dynamics. Russell J. Schmitt Email
Melissa Duvall Duke University Interactions between reef topography and hydrodynamics Jim Hench Email
Erica "Rickie" Ewton Oregon State University Reciprical interactions between coral microbiome and coral bleaching Andrew Thurber Email
Jordan Gallagher UC Santa Barbara Effects of anthropogenic nutrients on macroalgal performance and reef resilience Sally Holbrook Email
Jack Girard CSU, Northridge How structure and assemblages of octocorals affect community dynamics in the reef ecosystem Peter Edmunds Email
Jessica Glanz CSU Northridge Effects of associated invertebrates on algal host physiology Robert Carpenter Email
Carsten Grupstra Rice University Ecological functions of viruses in coral reef ecosystems Adrienne Correa Email
Randi Honeycutt UC Santa Barbara Physical and biological oceanography Russell J. Schmitt Email
Lauren Howe-Kerr Rice University The role of viral infection in coral bleaching and disease Adrienne Correa Email
Ashtyn Isaak CSU Northridge Effects of ocean acidification in coral reef communities Robert Carpenter Email
Nicholas Jeffress Duke University Moorea/Tetiaroa circulation and wave modeling Jim Hench Email
Grace Klinges Oregon State University Mapping biogeographic variation of the coral holobiont Rebecca Vega-Thurber Email
Kai Kopecky UC Santa Barbara Disturbance dynamics and coral community reassembly Russell J. Schmitt Email
Kaitlyn Landfield UC Santa Barbara Reef nutrient dynamics Deron Burkepile Email
Becca Maher Oregon State University Impacts of environmental stressors on coral-microbe interactions Rebecca Vega-Thurber Email
Adriana Messyasz Oregon State University Role of viruses in coral health, disease, and biogeochemical cycling Rebecca Vega-Thurber Email
Scott Miller Florida State University Andrew Rassweiler Email
Nury Molina UC Santa Barbara Role of herbivorous fish in promoting coral reef resilience. Deron Burkepile Email
Kyle Neumann UC Santa Barbara Nutrient dynamics in kelp forests and coral reef ecosystems. Deron Burkepile Email
Mallory Rice UC Santa Barbara Effects of environmental stressors on the physiology and ecology of calcifying organisms. Deron Burkepile Email
Emily Schmeltzer Oregon State University Coral microbial ecology Rebecca Vega-Thurber Email
Sarah Seabrook Oregon State University Andrew Thurber Email
Jayslen Serrano CSU Northridge Effects of ocean acidification on coral reef interactions Robert Carpenter Email
Kelly Speare UC Santa Barbara Effects of anthropogenic stressors on coral recruitment and juvenile coral survival. Deron Burkepile Email
Walter Torres Duke University 3D circulation and wave modeling around Moorea Jim Hench Email
Kaela Tyler CSU, Northridge Robert Carpenter Email
Jacey Van Wert UC Santa Barbara Ecophysiology, icthyology, marine ecology, anthropogenic effects Erika Eliason Email
Alex Vompe Oregon State University The association between environmental stressors and phase shifts in corals and their microbiomes Rebecca Vega-Thurber Email
Madison Willert Georgia Institute of Technology Coral reef biology, climate change, ecology Mark Hay Email
Megan Williams CSU, Northridge Alternative stable states and phase shifts occurring on coral reefs Peter Edmunds Email
Erin Winslow UC Santa Barbara Coral community dynamics Hunter Lenihan Email
Kelly Wong CSU, Northridge Peter Edmunds Email
Sigfrido Zimmermann CSU Northridge Peter Edmunds Email

Field and Laboratory Technicians

Affiliation Role Phone Email
Allison "Ally" Aplin UC Santa Barbara Population and Community Ecology Email
Danielle Barnas CSU, Northridge Marine ecological shifts in response to climate change and restoration techniques of coral reef ecosystems Email
Kathryn Scafidi CSU Northridge Ecology of Coral Reefs Email

Current Collaborators

Affiliation Areas of Expertise Phone Email
Jake Allgeier University of Michigan Role of fish derived nutrients in coral reef ecosystems Email
Scott Burgess Florida State University Size-dependent physiology and demgraphy of corals, Causes and consequences of dispersal Email
Alessandro Capra Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia Photogrammetry of coral reefs Email
Steeve Comeau University of Western Australia Impacts of climate change on calcium carbonate budgets of coral reefs Email
Adrienne Correa Rice University Diversity and evolutionary histories of marine microorganisms; the context-dependent roles of dinoflagellate symbionts, bacteria and viruses in host health and disease; and the influence of microbes on ecosystem function and persistence. Email
Ross Cunning Shedd Aquarium Coral symbiosis ecology and modelling Email
Jose Eirin-Lopez Florida International University The study of marine environmental epigenetics using molecular, ecological and toxicological approaches. Email
Erika Eliason UC Santa Barbara How functional traits shape species distributions. Email
Armin Gruen ETH-Zurich Photogrammetric extraction of objects from aerial and satellite images. Email
Dan Holstein Luisiana State University Empirical marine ecology and ecological modeling Email
Geoff Jones James Cook University (Australia) Ecology of reef fishes
Linda Wegley Kelly San Diego State University Responses of the coral holobiont to changes due to local and global stressors. Email
Matthew Lauer San Diego State University Resilience and vulnerability of coastal communities to climate change and natural disasters Email
Matthieu Leray Smithsonian Tropical Reserach Institute The use of experimental and metagenomics approaches to understand how species interactions structure natural communities on coral reefs. Email
Fabio Menna FBK - Bruno Kessler Foundation Underwater photogrammetry Email
Vanessa Messmer James Cook University (Australia) Ecology of reef fishes
Chris Meyer Smithsonian Institution Genomics of coral reef organisms Email
Holly Moeller UC Santa Barbara Mathematical and community ecology, the role of acquired metabolism in changing the dynamics of living communities. Email
Erik Muller Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology Modeling: ecological & dynamic energy budget Email
Phil Munday James Cook University (Australia) Ecology of reef fishes
Kerry Nickols CSU Northridge Spatial dynamics of coastal marine organisms as they are affected by physical processes and anthropogenic influences. Email
Erica Nocerino Università degli Studi di Sassari Underwater photogrammetry Email
Margaret O'Brien UC Santa Barbara SBC-LTER Information Manager Email
Craig Osenberg University of Georgia Reef fish ecology, assessment and design of MPAs Email
Serge Planes CRIOBE (France) Genomics of coral reef organisms Email
Andrew Rassweiler Florida State University Resilience and abrupt ecological state change Email
Steven Roberts University of Washington Characterizing physiological response of aquatic species to environmental change Email
Johanna Rosman UNC Chapel Hill Environmental Fluid Mechanics / Physical Oceanography Email
Andy Shantz Pennsylvania State University Impacts of nutrients on coral reef mutualisms Email
Nyssa Silbiger CSU Northridge How natural environmental variability, global climate change, and species interactions shape community processes across different spatial and temporal scales. Email
Adrian Stier UC Santa Barbara How species interactions drive ecosystem assembly, biodiversity, and resilience. Email
Andrew Thurber Oregon State University The impact of metazoan diet on biogeochemical processes mediated by archaea and bacteria. Email
Matthias Troyer MIcrosoft Corporation High performance computing and quantum computing, simulations of quantum devices and island ecosystems. Email