Credit: Nick Nidzieko

The issues facing our oceans and coasts are complex and multifaceted; they require interdisciplinary training and research to provide solutions. Adjacent to the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and the home of two Long Term Ecological Research programs, the UCSB campus is the perfect place to tackle these problems. Students in IGPMS are trained not just as academics, but also for industry, government, and non-profit careers. Current research in this area includes evaluating the feasibility of kelp as an aquaculture crop, improving fisheries restoration through better ecological practices, and understanding the impact of beach management decisions on local ecosystems.

Affiliated Faculty

Professor
The power of plankton.
Professor
Marine ecology, community ecology, trophic interactions, coral reefs.
Research Biologist
Marine ecology and conservation, community ecology, trophic interactions, coral reefs and kelp forests.
Chris’ research addresses natural resource and environmental management under uncertainty and incomplete property rights.
Research Biologist
Coastal Marine Ecologist.
Assistant Professor
Ecological and evolutionary physiology, Fish biology, global change biology, comparative physiology.
Professor and Dean, Bren School
Marine ecology, sustainable fisheries, aquaculture, oceans and climate change.
Professor
Director, NCEAS
Marine ecology, conservation science, aquaculture and fisheries, food system sustainability, indicator science.
Distinguished Professor
Marine ecology, community ecology, species interactions.
Professor
Environmental microbiology, water quality, pollutants, soils, urban and protected areas.
Professor
Bruce is an ecological theoretician and modeler who applies population ecology to problems in conservation and fisheries management.
Professor
Professor of Applied Marine and Fisheries Ecology.
Associate Professor
Understanding the ecology of communities and ecosystems in a rapidly changing world.
Distinguished Professor
Stratified and multiphase flows, sediment transport, computational fluid dynamics.
Assistant Researcher
Upper ocean processes, surface waves, air-sea interaction, coastal processes, field observations, remote sensing techniques, and numerical modeling.
Professor
Population and community ecology, marine ecology.
Chair, IGPMS and Professor
Physical oceanographic / ecological coupling, biogeochemistry and coastal spatial ecology using the tools of an applied physicist, radiative transfer and fluid mechanics.
Assistant Professor
Ocean Resilience: biodiversity, assembly, and sustainability of harvested ocean ecosystems.
Professor
Carbon Climate, Marine Organisms Genomics.
Professor
Libe Washburn is an oceanographer and professor at UCSB who studies the coastal ocean and related marine ecosystems.