Current Lab Members
As an ecophysiologist, I am interested in how coastal ocean variability and global climate change influence the metabolism, growth, and overall performance of kelp forest invertebrates. I am specifically working on an NSF-funded project based out of Sitka, AK, where I am investigating changes in the metabolic rate of kelp grazers to a suite of pH ad temperature multi-stressors.
I am a fourth year Ph.D student in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. My research interests are largely motivated by a desire to better understand how anthropogenic activities are altering marine ecosystems. The aim of my dissertation is to improve our understanding of the consequences of global change on kelp forests by utilizing environmental monitoring, laboratory experiments, and meta-analysis to elucidate the eco-physiological underpinnings of kelp forest grazer responses to warming and OA.
I'm a third year graduate student focused on community ecology and coastal sustainability questions. I study seagrass ecosystems, and how the function and services of these ecosystems will be impacted by climate change and anthropogenic impacts to the coast. I am committed to sharing my results with resource managers, and with local schools and communities.
A third year PhD student, I am broadly interested in the response of marine systems to “novel” conditions, which can range from changes in temperature and carbonate chemistry to range expansions and species invasions. In my dissertation research, I am investigating how changing environmental factors are affecting kelp forest ecosystems from both the ecological and evolutionary perspectives.
I'm a second year PhD student with a broad interest in how global change will impact high-latitude kelp forests and the greater ecosystems they support. My dissertation research focuses on the seasonal drivers and variation in Southeast Alaska’s macroalgal communities, projected responses of macroalgae to future multiple-stressor scenarios, and how these changes may impact the rest of the food web. My goal is that my research will be useful in informing public understanding and policy decisions in the highly productive and heavily utilized marine ecosystems of the North Pacific.
I’m a first year PhD student curious about the spatial vulnerability of key taxa to changing ocean conditions. I intend to advocate for science that informs policy, diversity and equality in research, and involving stakeholders throughout the scientific process.
Specialist - Technician
I joined the Kroeker lab in May of 2017 and have since split my time between Santa Cruz and Sitka, AK. As the lab technician, I get to focus on the practical aspects of a wide range of projects. My personal research interests going forward are still a work in progress, so I love having the opportunity to conduct fieldwork and construct experimental systems, all while gaining exposure to the exciting work of my colleagues.
I am a fourth year undergraduate student majoring in Environmental Studies and Biology that has been working in the Kroeker Lab since 2016. I believe in an interdisciplinary approach to science, with a focus on integrating community members, policy makers, and other academic disciplines in order to identify and combat the effects of climate change on marine ecosystems. My current project is based in Sitka, Alaska studying the resilience of abalone in the face of ocean acidification at the northern edge of their range.
I am a third year undergraduate student majoring in Ecology and Evolution. I have been working in the Kroeker Lab since 2017. I am interested in marine communities, and how they respond to management decisions, climate change, and other stressors. I am an AAUS Scientific Scuba Diver, and have spent time diving throughout California, as well as in Mexico and Corsica, France. With the support of Sarah Lummis and Dr. Kristy Kroeker, I am working on developing a project that will explore interactions between oysters and eelgrass in Tomales Bay.
I am a third year undergraduate majoring in Marine Biology who has been volunteering for the Kroeker Lab since 2018. I am interested in the effects of climate change on primary production and species interactions. Currently, I am working with postdoctoral scholar Aurora Ricart on her project investigating the effect of pH and temperature on interactions between invertebrate grazers, seagrass, and epiphytes.
I am a fourth year undergraduate Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) fellow majoring in Marine Biology. I have been working in the Kroeker Lab since 2017. I am interested in marine ecology and ocean acidification, specifically the effects climate change will have on intertidal community. I had the opportunity to work with PISCO to conduct intertidal experiments on the effects of sea star wasting in the summer of 2018.
I am a third year undergraduate student studying marine biology. My primary interest is how climate change will stress ecosystems and how these systems will respond with an ultimate goal of informing management decisions. I am an avid diver looking forward to spending my summer helping with ongoing studies in Alaska.
I am a third year undergraduate marine biology major. I have an interest in the intersection between physiology and ecology, and how individuals physiologically respond to stressors like ocean acidification, affecting their respective communities as a whole. I am a scientific research diver that will be joining the Kroeker lab in Sitka, Alaska this summer, studying ecosystem resilience and lesser-known trophic interactions within high latitude kelp forests.
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Former Lab Members
Former postdoctoral scholar
Dr. Kindinger is now working with NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Project!
Former undergraduate researcher
Erica is now a graduate student at Scripps Institute of Oceanography!
The Booty Shaker