Conservation Ecology

Studying the impact of resource and land use on vulnerable species and ecosystems.


samantha murray
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Emeritus / Professor of Graduate Division
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Adjunct Professor
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Associate Researcher
Kait Frasier
Assistant Research Scientist
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Centers, Labs, and Programs

We analyze the interactions among marine ecology and biodiversity, fisheries, socioeconomics, climate change, and more.

CalCOFI is a long-term, interdisciplinary, cross-sectoral ecosystem research program off the coast of California that holistically studies the physics, biogeochemistry, and biology of the marine environment to inform the sustainable management of marine resources in the context of climate change

Providing services on coastal and marine science and policy issues.

Promotes interdisciplinary research and educational approaches to maintain the integrity of ocean ecosystems and manage their use in the face of rapid and inevitable global change.

A working group of scientists united by an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to studying coral reefs across gradients of anthropogenic stress.

Biological oceanographer and marine ecologist.

Dedicated to generating and disseminating scientific information that has a direct, positive impact on conservation and management issues and policies in the region.


A marine biology laboratory that studies the role of bioluminescence in marine ecosystems.

Studies coral reef ecosystems to answer fundamental questions of population biology, trophic dynamics, and spatial ecology.