Ocean Sciences

2017-18 General Catalog

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

Program Statement | Course Descriptions

Faculty and Professional Interests


Margaret L. (Peggy) Delaney
Paleoceanography, marine geochemistry

Christopher A. Edwards
Physical oceanography, numerical modeling of coastal physical and biological processes, data assimilation

Raphael M. Kudela
Biological oceanography, ecological modeling, ocean optics, phytoplankton ecology and harmful algal blooms

Matthew D. McCarthy
Marine organic geochemistry and chemical oceanography, global biogeochemical cycles, compound-specific stable isotopes and radiocarbon

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

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

Jonathan P. Zehr
Aquatic microbial ecology, biological oceanography

Assistant Professor

Jerome Fiechter
Physical and biological oceanography; dynamics of coastal marine ecosystems; numerical modelling

Phoebe Lam
Particle geochemistry, biological carbon pump, cycling of trace elements and isotopes, chemical oceanography

Carl Lamborg
Trace metal (esp. mercury) biogeochemistry, historical reconstructions of environmental chemistry using natural archives, aquatic chemistry

Marilou Sison-Mangus
Microbial ecology, evolutionary biology, microbiome-host interactions, biological oceanography

Emeritus Faculty

Kenneth W. Bruland

Robert E. Garrison

Mary W. Silver

Adjunct Professor

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

Steven Bograd
Physical oceanography, climate variability, physical-biological interactions, eastern boundary current systems, and fisheries oceanography

John Colosi
Acoustical and physical oceanography; Stochastic wave propagation; internal waves and tides; mid-latitude, continental shelf, and Arctic environments

John Carlos Garza
Population and ecological genetics of marine organisms

Thomas Guilderson
Applied isotope geochemistry, biogeochemistry, carbon cycle, climate studies

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

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Affiliated Faculty

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

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

Daniel 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)
Ecology and conservation of islands and seabirds

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

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

Gary Griggs (Earth and Planetary Sciences, Institute of Marine Sciences)
Coastal geology, oceanography

Steven Haddock (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)
Ecology of bioluminescence and gelatinous zooplankton from blue-water and deep-sea environments

Marc Mangel (Applied Mathematics and Statistics)
Quantitative and behavioral ecology, marine fisheries, with particular application to salmonids, rockfish and krill

Baldo Marinovic (Institute of Marine Sciences)
Plankton biology, Euphausiid (krill) population biology, zooplankton ecology, pelagic food web dynamics, and the potential impacts of climate change on zooplankton and fisheries interactions

Jeffrey Paduan (NOAA/COTS Center for Integrated Marine Technology)
Coastal ocean dynamics, physical oceanographic modeling from high frequency radar data

Adina Paytan
Biogeochemistry, paleoceanography, environmental and aquatic chemistry

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

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

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

Colleen Reichmuth
Behavioral, sensory, and cognitive ecology of marine mammals

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

Lisa Sloan (Earth and Planetary Sciences)
Earth history and global change, stratigraphy-sedimentation, methods in Paleoclimatology, topics in climate change

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

Randall Wells (Sarasota Dolphin Research Program)
Behavioral ecology and conservation biology of small cetaceans

Terrie Williams (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)
Large mammal physiology, bioenergetics, exercise and environmental physiologyecosystems

James Zachos (Earth and Planetary Sciences)
Oceanography, stable isotope geochemistry, sedimentology/stratigraphy, oceans and climate, deep time paleoclimates, paleoceanography

Revised: 09/01/17