Specialties: Ocean Education
UCSC Faculty Liaison since 2009
Ph.D., Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology - Long Marine Lab, UC Santa Cruz
Mark recieved his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. The purpose of his research program is to better understand the dynamics and structure of populations and communities of nearshore coastal marine ecosystems. The underlying themes of this research are two-fold; first, to further conceptual understanding of “open” populations and communities by conducting empirical studies motivated by the evolving theory for these systems, and second, to apply these concepts to fisheries and conservation problems in innovative ways.