Curriculum Vitae


Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, California 92093-0201
(858) 534-6740
(858) 534-6500 [FAX]




8 April, 1941 Tucson, Arizona


1963B.S., University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
1970Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle, WA


1982-PresentProfessor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
1976-1982Associate Professor, SIO/UCSD
1970-1976Assistant Professor, SIO/UCSD
1965-1970Predoctoral Research and Teaching Assistant, University of Washington
1963-1964Research Technician, physiology of fishes at McMurdo Sound, Antarctica
1959-1963Research Assistant, Ecology of desert Drosophila, microcosm productivity, and environmental physiology of desert fishes
1961Research Assistant, Archaeological expedition to Cape Krusensterm, Kobok River, Alaska

Professional Societies:

American Association for the Advancement of Science
Society for Conservation Biology
Society for Integrative (American Zoological Society) and Comparative Biology
Ecological Society of America
Western Society of Naturalists

Major Research Interests:

Benthic Ecology and General Natural History

Honors & Awards:

1971Louise Burt Award for excellence in oceanographic writing, Oregon State University
1974George Mercer Award, Ecological Society of America
1985Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
1995PEW Scholar in Conservation and the Environment
1997Scripps Inst. of Oceanography E.W. Scripps Associates Community Outreach Award
1997-98Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer
2000WS Cooper Award, Ecological Society of America
2002Recognition of Merit for accomplishments in Marine Science, Aquarium of the Pacific
2002Scientific Diving Lifetime Achievement award, American Academy of Underwater Science
2003California Legislature Assembly Resolution recognizing my contributions to marine conservation
2003UCSD Faculty Research Lecturer Award
2004E. O. Wilson Naturalist Award, American Society of Naturalists
2005NOGI Award in Science. The Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences
2006 Ramon Margalef Prize in Ecology and Environmental Science, Barcelona Spain
2007Lifetime Achievement Award, Western Society of Naturalists
200708Scripps Institution of Oceanography Graduate Teaching Award

Related Professional Activities:

1976Participant, National Science Foundation Workshop on Coastal Secondary Production, Sapelo Island, Georgia.
1977Participant, National Academy of Science Workshop on Offshore Mining, Washington, DC.
-----Participant, National Science Foundation Workshop on IDOE Planning, Kingston, Rhode Island.
1978Participant, Conference on Ecological Processes in Coastal and Marine Systems, Tallahassee, Florida.
-----Participant, NOAA Workshop on Southern Ocean Ecosystems, Washington, DC.
1979Participant, National Academy of Science Workshop on Technology and Man-in-the-Sea, La Jolla, California.
-----Participant, Symposium on Sub-tidal Communities, Melbourne, Australia.
-----Participant, USA-ROK Joint Advisory Committee on Marine Biology, Seoul-Busan, Korea.
-----Participant, National Academy of Science Workshop on Applications of Ecological Theory to Applied Problems, Washington, DC.
-----Participant, Workshop on Kelp Ecosystems, Sea Grant, La Jolla, California.
1980Participant, UNOLS Workshop on Shallow-Water Submersibles, Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
1978-1985Member, Steering Committee of the Experimental Abalone Enhancement Program, California Department of Fish & Game and Sea Grant.
1977-1980Member, Sea Otter Scientific Advisory Committee, California Department of Fish & Game.
1980-1986Associate Editor, Paleobiology.
1978-1984Member, Advisory Board, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project, Los Angeles, California.
1983-1985Member, Committee of Scientific Advisors to U.S. Marine Mammal Commission. Chairman, 1980-1981.
1985Participant, Joint U.S. National Research Council-Canadian Environmental Assessment Research Council Workshop on Scientific and Management Dimensions of Cumulative Environment Impact Assessment. Toronto, Ontario, February 5-7, 1985.
1985-1986Research Scientist. Australian Institution of Marine Science. Townsville, Australia.
1986United Nations Environmental Programme Working Group on "Integrated Ocean Monitoring." Moscow.
1987-presentEditorial Board of Trends in Ecology and Evolution.
1987-1991NAS/NRC Ecology Panel for Review of Mineral Management Service Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Studies Program.
1988 Participant, Workshop on Global Ecosystem Dynamics.
1988-1989Member, OTA Antarctica Advisory Panel.
1989Steering Committee of Workshop "Comparison of Terrestrial and Marine Ecological Systems." Santa Fe, New Mexico.
1989 Member, Peer Review Panel, U.S. Geological Survey.
1989-1992Polar Research Board, National Academy of Science.
1989-presentMember, Group of Specialists on Southern Ocean Ecology, Scientific Committee Antarctic Research.
1990 Participant, PRO MARE Symposium on Marine Arctic Ecology, Trondeim, Norway.
1990Participant Workshop/Colloquium, EPOS Macrobenthos of Weddell Sea. Bremerhaven, Germany.
1990-presentMember, U.S. Marine Mammal Commission.
1991Participant: Workshop on Ecology of Antarctic Sea Ice Communities, Bremerhaven, Germany.
1991Invited participant: National Forum on Ocean Conservation, Smithsonian Institution.
1992Invited participant: The Science of Conservation in the Coastal Zone, 4th World Congress on National Parks and Protected Areas (IUCN) Caracas.
1992Keynote Speaker: Symposium on Scale, Pattern and Processes, British Ecological Society, Cork, Ireland.
1992Co-Convener: Workshop on Coastal/Shelf Zone Ecology of Antarctic Seas, Cambridge, England.
1992Board of Directors, PADI Foundation
1992-1994Member, National Research Council Committee on Fisheries.
1993-1995Member, Committee on the future of long-term ecological data. Ecological Society of America.
1993-1996Member, editorial board, American Zoologist
1995Member, ICES working group on fishing impacts.
1996 Steering Committee: Solving Bycatch: consideration for today and tomorrow.
1996Invited Speaker, Value of Long-Term Data Symposium, Ecological Society of America
1996Invited Speaker, Ecological Resource Monitoring detection of trends; Washington, DC
1996Keynote Speaker: Benthic Biology Association, Portland Maine
1997-1998Elected Chairman, SIO Faculty
1997-1998Committee member, National Research Council: Evaluation of Alaska Community Development Quota Program
1997-1998Panel member: NOAA/NMFS advisory panel on ecosystem management
1998Keynote Speaker, Conference on Marine Conservation, Wellington, New Zealand
1998Member, Scientific Advisory Panel on Marine Reserves, State of California
1998Invited Speaker, Heinz Center: Conference on U.S. Fisheries, Washington, DC
1997-1998Sigma Xi Science Lecturer: 25 lectures as of April 1998
1998-present:Associate Editor, Ecological Applications
1998-2000National Research Council panel on Marine Protected Areas: Evaluation, Design and Monitoring
1999-2003Associate Editor, Phycological Society of American
1999Advisory Board, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
2000International Committee, Board of Directors, Great Barrier Reef Research Foundation
2000Board of Directors, The Ocean Conservancy
2001Science Advisory Board, Great Barrier Reef Research Foundation
2002San Diego County Science Advisory Panel
2005PEW Marine Aquaculture Task Force
2005PEW Fellows Advisory Committee
2005Kerzner Foundation Board of Director
2008Scientific Council, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dorhn, Naples, Italy.