Core Faculty

Core IGPMS Faculty serve, or have served in the past four years, in one of the following roles: Program Chair, Graduate Advisor, advisor or co-advisor for an IGPMS student, IGPMS core course instructor, or serve on the IGPMS graduate, curriculum or executive committees.

Peter Alagona


Bren Hall 4013
Environmental History, Historical Ecology, Marine Resources and Conservation

Mark Brzezinski


3149 MBL
The power of plankton.

Deron Burkepile


4312 MSRB
Marine ecology, community ecology, trophic interactions, coral reefs.

Craig Carlson


3147 MBL
I am a microbial oceanographer that studies the interaction between microbes and the biogeochemical processing of marine organic matter.

Jenn Caselle

Research Biologist

4314 MSRB
Marine ecology and conservation, community ecology, trophic interactions, coral reefs and kelp forests.

Tim DeVries


6804 Ellison Hall
The DeVries lab studies the interaction of ocean circulation, carbon cycle, and climate.

Qinghua Ding

Associate Professor

6806 Ellison Hall
Research Interests include Tropical-extratropical Teleconnection, Large-scale Atmosphere/Ocean Interaction, Polar Climate Variability, Paleoclimate Climate Change, Seasonal Prediction and Coupled Climate Modeling.

Jenny Dugan

Research Biologist

2403 MSRB
Coastal Marine Ecologist.

Erika Eliason

Associate Professor

2306 MSRB
Ecological and evolutionary physiology, Fish biology, global change biology, comparative physiology.

Kathleen Foltz


3156 MBL
Gamete recognition and fertilization in marine invertebrates.

Halley Froehlich

Assistant Professor

4007 Bren Hall
The Froehlich Lab studies the sustainability of seafood and marine ecosystems under climate change.

Steve Gaines

Professor and Dean, Bren School

2410 Bren Hall
Marine ecology, sustainable fisheries, aquaculture, oceans and climate change.

Ben Halpern

Director, NCEAS

4420 Bren Hall / 312 NCEAS
Marine ecology, conservation science, aquaculture and fisheries, food system sustainability, indicator science.
Debora Iglesias-Rodriguez has worked for twenty years on diversity and function in marine phytoplankton combining molecular approaches, carbon physiology and biogeochemistry in the lab and in the field.

Hunter Lenihan


3428 Bren Hall
Professor of Applied Marine and Fisheries Ecology.

Lorraine Lisiecki


2113 Webb
My research focuses on computational approaches to the interpretation of paleoclimate records.

Eckart Meiburg

Distinguished Professor

2351 Engineering II
Stratified and multiphase flows, sediment transport, computational fluid dynamics.

Robert Miller

Research Biologist

I am broadly interested in marine community ecology and benthic food webs. 

Nick Nidzieko

Associate Professor
Program Diversity Officer

4316 MSRB
Coastal physical oceanography and autonomous platforms.

Susannah Porter


1037 Webb
Proterozoic and Cambrian paleontology; origins of biomineralization; early eukaryote evolution; early animal evolution.

Morgan Raven

Assistant Professor

2024 Webb
Sulfur biogeochemistry and organic matter cycling in the ocean.

Alyson Santoro

Professor; Vice Chair and Graduate Advisor, IGPMS

2155 MBL
Marine microbial ecology, nitrogen cycling.

David Siegel


6844 Ellison Hall
Physical oceanographic / ecological coupling, biogeochemistry and coastal spatial ecology using the tools of an applied physicist, radiative transfer and fluid mechanics.

Alex Simms


2041 Webb Hall
Our lab investigates how coastlines evolve over thousands of years.

Samantha Stevenson

Assistant Professor

3412 Bren Hall
Climate and ocean modeling, tropical Pacific climate dynamics, and long-term variations in hydroclimate.

Adrian Stier

Associate Professor

2108 Noble Hall
Ocean Resilience: biodiversity, assembly, and sustainability of harvested ocean ecosystems.

David Valentine

Chair, IGPMS

2017 Webb
Carbon Climate, Marine Organisms Genomics.

Syee Weldeab


1113 Webb
Paleoclimate, paleoceanography, proxy development and refinement

Lizzy Wilbanks

Assistant Professor

2128 Noble Hall
I am interested how microbial interactions and tightly-coupled biogeochemical cycles drive the ecological and evolutionary dynamics of populations, with a current focus on the bacteria and archaea of marine aggregates and biofilms.