Brian S. Cheng
Assistant Professor, Environmental Conservation
Postdoctoral Fellow, Smithsonian Institution, 2014-2017
Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 2014
M.S., San Diego State University, 2008
B.S., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2001
Our research interests straddle the line between basic and applied problems in marine ecology. We seek to integrate knowledge from the physical sciences (oceanography and atmospheric science) with biology (ecology and physiology) to understand what the future holds for marine ecosystems. We are currently focusing on global change (climate change, biological invasions), predator-prey interactions, and management tools (marine protected areas) using lab experiments, field observations, and quantitative synthesis (meta-analysis).