Personnel

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

Investigators

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 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
Ruth Gates U Hawaii / HIMB Population genetics of coral and symbionts 808 236-7420 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 U Hawaii / HIMB 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
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
Steve Doo CSU Northridge Ecophysiology of calcifying organisms, coral reef metabolism Email
Leila Ezzat UC Santa Barbara/Oregon State University Impacts of anthropogenic forcing on trophic interactions in coral reef ecosystems Email
Caitlin Fong CSU Northridge Benthic community ecology Email
Anna James UC Santa Barbara Microbial Oceanography Email
Erik Muller UC Santa Barbara Modeling: ecological & dynamic energy budget Email
Chiara Pisapia CSU Northridge Drivers of coral reef recovery after disturbance Email
Georgios Tsounis CSU Northridge Community ecology of corals Email

Information & Data Management

Affiliation Role Phone Email
Gastil Gastil-Buhl UC Santa Barbara MCR Information and Data Manager 805 893-2071 Email
Chris Gotschalk UC Santa Barbara Oceanographic data analsyis 406 314-1046 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
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
Corinne Fuchs UC Santa Barbara Impacts of local anthropogenic stressors on coral reef community structure and resilience Deron Burkepile Email
Carsten Grupstra Rice University Ecological functions of viruses in coral reef ecosystems Adrienne Correa 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
Erika Johnston University of Hawaii Mechanisms structuring scleractinian coral populations Rob Toonen Email
Grace Klinges Oregon State University Mapping biogeographic variation of the coral holobiont Rebecca Vega-Thurber Email
Mark Ladd UC Santa Barbara Understanding the important drivers of coral reef community recovery. Deron Burkepile 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
Katrina Munsterman UC Santa Barbara Coral reef ecology/Nutrient dynamics Deron Burkepile Email
Kyle Neumann UC Santa Barbara Nutrient dynamics in kelp forests and coral reef ecosystems. Deron Burkepile Email
Lansing Perng CSU Northridge Interactive effects of OA and fleshy algal associations on coralline algae Robert Carpenter Email
Ashley Potter CSU Northridge Peter Edmunds Email
Krissy Remple University of Hawaii Microbial oceanography Craig Nelson 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 Email
Jayslen Serrano CSU Northridge Effects of ocean acidification on coral reef interactions Robert Carpenter Email
Alicia Siravo CSU Northridge Coral reef ecophysiology 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
Erin Winslow UC Santa Barbara Coral community dynamics Hunter Lenihan Email
Sigfrido Zimmermann CSU Northridge Peter Edmunds Email

Field and Laboratory Technicians

Affiliation Role Phone Email
Sam Ginther CSU Northridge Coral reef ecology/Ocean acidification Email
Randi Honeycutt UC Santa Barbara Physical and biological oceanography 805 893-3116 Email
Keith Seydel UC Santa Barbara MCR Lead Technician/Diving Safety Officer 805 893-3104 Email
Griffin Srednik CSU Northridge Ocean acidification 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 Bainbridge Australian Institute of Marine Science Coral reef sensor networks
Marissa Baskett UC Davis Ecological modeling 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 University of Miami Coral symbiosis ecology and modelling Email
Erika Eliason UC Santa Barbara How functional traits shape species distributions. Email
Tung-Yung "Tony" Fan National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium (Taiwan) Coral reef sensor networks
Melanie Fewings U of Connecticut Physical oceanography & modeling Email
Tony Fountain SDSC / CalIT2 Sensor Network Middleware
Erik Franklin U Hawaii / HIMB Coral reef ecology & informatics Email
Armin Grun ETH-Zurich Photogrammetric extraction of objects from aerial and satellite images. Email
Dan Holstein Duke University Population connectivity modeling Email
Debora Iglesias-Rodriguez UC Santa Barbara Biological oceanography Email
David Jacobs UC Los Angeles Coral reef paleontology
Geoff Jones James Cook University (Australia) Ecology of reef fishes
Mohsen Kayal UC Santa Barbara Coral community resilience Email
Michel Kulbiki Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement (IRD) (France) Ecology of Reef Fishes
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
Fang-Pang Lin National Center for High-speed Computing (Taiwan) Coral reef sensor networks
Sally MacIntyre UC Santa Barbara Hydrodynamics & ecosystem ecology 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
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
Margaret O'Brien UC Santa Barbara SBC-LTER Information Manager Email
Serge Planes CRIOBE (France) Genomics of coral reef organisms
Jonathan Pruitt UC Santa Barbara Interactions between individual traits and the collective attributes of animal societies and biological communities Email
Andrew Rassweiler Florida State University Resilience and abrupt ecological state change Email
Emily Rivest Virginia Institute of Marine Science Ocean acidification and ecological physiology 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
Wade Sheldon University of Georgia GCE-LTER Information Manager 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
Mark Steele CSU Northridge Ecology of marine fishes 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