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Graduate Students

Eréndira is interested on developing management tools that can help solve and prevent over-exploitation problems in marine ecosystems. Focusing...

My research seeks to improve the management of coral reef associated top predators. I develop tools for marine protected area planning and...

I entered the Bren PhD program in 2014 co-advised by Ben Halpern and Steve Gaines. I study the effect of climate change on species distributions....

Becca’s research focuses on ecological questions related to marine aquaculture development, specifically in relation to spatial management, food...

Roxana graduated from the University of Magallanes, Chile, in 2000 with a Bachelor in Biological Sciences. While at the university she focused on...

I am a spatial and fisheries ecologist interested in how relationships within and among species inform how we can better manage marine ecosystems...

As an ecologist, I am interested in human impacts to predator-prey dynamics in marine systems.  Of central importance to my research is that my...

Originally from Mazatlan, Mexico, Jade Sainz graduated from the University of Sinaloa with a BS in biology in 2008. She then worked for the...

I am co-advised by Steve Gaines and Jenny Dugan in the Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Marine Science. I am interested in the mechanisms...

Sebastián is a PhD student pursuing research in coastal marine resource conservation and management by linking the Social and Ecological dynamics...

I take an interdisciplinary approach to resource management. My research interests integrate human behavioral ecology, sociocultural anthropology...

Molly Wilson is a PhD student at UC Santa Barbara interested in integrating social and ecological research to improve small-scale fisheries...

José Zenteno is a marine biologist with a background in fisheries science, management, and policy. He holds a BS in Marine Biology from...