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Brian Tissot

General Information

Professor Conservation Biology
Director, Marine Laboratory
Director, Humboldt Marine and Coastal Science Institute
Phone: (707) 826-5827
Office: ML (Marine Lab) 107
Email: Tissot@humboldt.edu
Research Website: Tissot Benthic Ecology Laboratory

Academic background

Courses

Summary of research

My research lab is focused on the ecology and conservation of marine invertebrates and fishes in tropical and temperate ecosystems. Our projects investigate issues at the interface between conservation science, management, and policy. We use quantitative statistical approaches combined with geospatial tools to explore both physical and biological aspects of marine communities. The major focus of our work is on: 1) the role of marine protected areas in conserving marine diversity and promoting sustainable fisheries; 2) the importance of habitat for commercially important fishes with an emphasis on the role of structure-forming invertebrates; 3) understanding the ecological impacts of the global ornamental trade; and 4) long-term monitoring and restoration of black abalone populations.

Recent publications

Graduate students

Current:
Jana Hennesy
Christopher Teague
Sean Rooney
Felicia Olmeta
Cori Kane
Molly Bogeberg
Tony Spitzack

Graduated:
Jonathan Hultquist
Noelani Puniwai
Claudia Capitini
Keri York
Jodi Pirtle
Jennifer Bright
Kaitlin Graiff
Delisse Ortiz
Jen Blaine
Emily Munday
Todd Stevenson
Dan Crowther
Katie Wrubel