Marine Benthic Ecology

The study of the ecology of marine communities that live on or near the rocks and sediments of the ocean floor. (Crab photo courtesy biological oceanographer Lisa Levin.)



Associate Researcher

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Centers, Labs, and Projects

California Current Ecosystem Long Term Ecological Research (CCE-LTER)
Investigating nonlinear transitions in the California Current coastal pelagic ecosystem.
Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (CMBC)
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.
Coral Reef Systems
A working group of scientists united by an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to studying coral reefs across gradients of anthropogenic stress.
Dayton Lab
Levin Lab

Recent Publications

Carter, A. L.; Edwards, C. B.; Fox, M. D.; Amir, C. G.; Eynaud, Y.; Johnson, M. D.; Lewis, L. S.; Sandin, S. A.; Smith, J. E.
Garcon, V.; Karstensen, J.; Palacz, A.; Telszewski, M.; Lara, T. A.; Breitburg, D.; Chavez, F.; Coelho, P.; Cornejo-D'Ottone, M.; Santos, C.; Fiedler, B.; Gallo, N. D.; Gregoire, M.; Gutierrez, D.; Hernandez-Ayon, M.; Isensee, K.; Koslow, T.; Levin, L.; Marsac, F.; Maske, H.; Mbaye, B. C.; Montes, I.; Naqvi, W.; Pearlman, J.; Pinto, E.; Pitcher, G.; Pizarro, O.; Rose, K.; Shenoy, D.; Van der Plas, A.; Vito, M. R.; Weng, K.
Brandon, Jennifer A.; Jones, William; Ohman, Mark D.