Profile of Dr. Mark Carr

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University Of California
Long Marine Lab
100 Shaffer Road
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone: (831) 459-3958
Fax: (831) 459-3383

Current Position: Professor of Marine Ecology, University of California, Santa Cruz

Education: Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Dr. Carr’s research integrates laboratory and field studies with mathematical modeling to address pressing questions in fisheries management and marine conservation.  Dr. Carr has worked on coastal salmonids, temperate and tropical reef fishes, and kelp forest ecosystems.  In addition to basic ecological research, he has conducted applied research on artificial reefs, including offshore oil production facilities in southern California, to determine the ecological effects of decommissioning options.  He has also published several papers on the application, design, and evaluation of marine reserves.  Dr. Carr sits on the Science Advisory Team for the State of California’s Ocean Protection Council and Marine Life Protection Act and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary’s working group on Special Marine Protected Areas.  He was also a member of the Science Advisory Panel for the Channel Islands Marine Reserve Working Group and on the steering committee for the California Marine Life Management Reform Project, an advisory committee for implementation of the California Marine Life Management Act.

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