Ocean Sciences

2013-14 General Catalog

A312 Earth and Marine Sciences Building
(831) 459-4730

Program Description | Course Descriptions

Faculty and Professional Interests


Kenneth W. Bruland
Chemical oceanography, biogeochemistry of trace metals and radionuclides, aquatic chemistry, geochemistry

Margaret L. (Peggy) Delaney
Paleoceanography, marine geochemistry

Christopher A. Edwards
Physical oceanography, numerical modeling of coastal- and basin-scale dynamics

Robert E. Garrison (Emeritus)

Raphael M. Kudela
Ecological modeling and remote sensing, satellite oceanography, phytoplankton ecology and harmful algal blooms

Andrew M. Moore
Physical oceanography; numerical ocean modeling; air-interaction; ocean prediction

A. Christina Ravelo
Stable isotope geochemistry and chemical oceanography, paleoclimatology

Mary W. Silver  (Emeritus)

Jonathan P. Zehr
Aquatic microbial ecology, biological oceanography

Associate Professor

Roger Linington
Marine natural products; drugs for neglected diseases; chemical biology; chemical probes

Matthew D. McCarthy
Organic geochemistry, marine organic geochemistry, global biogeochemical cycles

Assistant Professor

Marilou Sison-Mangus
Microbial ecology, bacteria-phytoplankton interactions, host-associated microbiota ecology and evolution, biological oceanography

Adjunct Professor

Jeffrey D. Paduan
Coastal ocean dynamics: surface currents, wave heights, wind and tidal forcing from high-frequency radar data

Kenneth L. Smith
Pelagic-benthic coupling in the abyssal Eastern North Pacific

Randall S. Wells
Behavioral ecology and conservation biology of small cetaceans

Associate Adjunct Professor

John Carlos Garza
Population and ecological genetics of marine organisms

Steven H. Haddock
Ecology of bioluminesence and gelatinous zooplankton from blue-water and deep-sea environments

Alexandra Worden
Mechanisms and controls of microbial population dynamics with an emphasis on carbon cycling in marine ecosystems

Assistant Adjunct Professor

Michael Beck
Marine conservation, regional biodiversity planning, habitat restoration, marine proprietary rights

Sean A. Hayes
Behavior, ecology, genetics, and population dynamics with a particular interest in salmon and pinnipeds

Sharon E. Stammerjohn
Polar oceanography and climate; interdisciplinary approaches to understanding environmental and ecosystem response to climate variability


Baldo Marinovic
Plankton biology, Euphausiid (krill) population biology, zooplankton ecology, pelagic food web dynamics, climate change potential impacts on zooplankton and fisheries

Adina Paytan
Biogeochemistry, paleoceanography, environmental and aquatic chemistry

Colleen Reichmuth
Pinniped cognition and perception, including cross-modal (auditory-visual) emergent learning in sea lions and behavioral and electrophysical assessment of hearing in several marine mammal species

Scott Shaffer
Links between ecology, morphology, and physiological adaptations of marine vertebrates, particularly how animals use and allocate energy

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Giacomo Bernardi (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)
Fish biology, phylogenetics, evolution

Mark Carr (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)
Marine ecology, applied marine ecology

Daniel P. Costa (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)
Physiological ecology of marine mammals and birds

Phillip Crews (Chemistry and Biochemistry)
Marine natural products chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, organic structural analysis by NMR, natural products of marine macro- and microorganisms

Donald Croll (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)
Foraging ecology of marine birds and mammals, island conservation/ecology

Andrew T. Fisher (Earth and Planetary Sciences)
Hydrogeology, crustal studies, coupled flows, modeling

Stanley M. Flatté (Emeritus, Physics)

A. Russell Flegal (Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology)
Anthropogenic perturbations of biogeochemical cycles, applications of isotopic tracers in anthropology and archaeology

Laurel R. Fox (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)
Terrestrial population and community ecology, plant-animal interactions

James B. Gill (Emeritus, Earth and Planetary Sciences)

Gary B. Griggs (Earth and Planetary Sciences)
Coastal processes, hazards and engineering

Donald C. Potts (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)
Coral reef ecology, genetics, evolution, and geological history; marine biodiversity; tropical biology, global change, and remote sensing

Grant H. Pogson (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)
Molecular population genetics, ecological genetics, marine invertebrates and fishes

Peter Raimondi (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)
Marine ecology, evolutionary ecology, experimental design, applied ecology

Eli A. Silver (Earth and Planetary Sciences)
Marine geology and geophysics, active tectonics, remote sensing

Lisa Sloan (Earth and Planetary Sciences)
Paleoclimatology, climate change, Earth system science, surficial processes

Donald R. Smith (Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology)
Neurotoxicity, cellular and organismal responses to environmental toxins

Terrie M. Williams (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)
Vertebrate locomotor and thermoregulatory physiology; marine biodiversity; comparative vertebrate energetics, exercise physiology

James C. Zachos (Earth and Planetary Sciences)
Paleoceanography, marine stratigraphy, geochemistry

Revised: 09/01/13