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  • Larry Allen- ecology, behavior, and biogeography of fishes (Director of the Nearshore Marine Fish Research Program)
  • Christy Brigham (adjunct) - restoration ecology & endangered plants
  • Robert Carpenter- ecology of coral reefs and kelp forests, physiological ecology of marine algae
  • Steve Dudgeon - marine benthic ecology, life history evolution, and clonal organism biology
  • Peter Edmunds - physiological and conservation ecology of corals
  • Robert Espinoza - comparative evolutionary and physiological ecology of amphibians and reptiles
  • Michael Franklin - (instructor) Ichthyology, population dynamics of southern California sport & commercial fishes
  • Dave Gray - sexual selection, speciation, and behavior, especially of crickets
  • Fritz Hertel - comparative anatomy and ecology of birds and mammals
  • Cheryl Hogue - fish parasite ecology, environmental parasitology
  • Jim Hogue - Collections curator
  • Tim Karels - population and behavioral ecology of mammals
  • Jennifer Matos - populations genetics and natural history of plants, amphibians, and reptiles
  • Jeanne Robertson - geographic divergence in lizards and frogs
  • Paula Schiffman - plant community ecology and conservation, invasive species, Carrizo Plain National Monument
  • Mark Steele - population and community ecology of southern California reef fishes
  • Paul Wilson - pollination, floral adaptation, plant speciation, mosses

Biodiversity Research

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After fifteen years, the Center is going out of business. It was an organization that included both labs in Marine Biology and in Ecology and Evolution. These two groups are now strong enough to each stand on their own.

The website will be morphing into something else. If you have links to it, please readdress those links to the appropriate page within the set starting with www.csun.edu/biology.


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