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  • Young, M., R. Kvitek, P. Iampietro, C. Garza, R. Maillet and R. Hanlon. 2011. Seafloor mapping and landscape analyses used to monitor variations in spawning site preference and benthic egg mop abundance for the California market squid (Doryteuthis opalescens). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 407: 226-233.

  • Young, M., P. Iampietro, R. Kvitek and C. Garza. 2010. Multivariate bathymetry-derived generalized linear model accurately predicts rockfish distribution on Cordell Bank, California, USA. Marine Ecology Progress Series 415: 247-261.

  • Robles, C., C. Garza, R. Desharnais and M. Donahue. 2010. Landscape patterns in boundary intensity: A case study of mussel beds. Landscape Ecology 25: 745-759.

  • Garza, C. and C. Robles. 2010. Effects of brackish water incursions and diel phasing of tides on vertical excursions of the keystone predator Pisaster ochraceus. Marine Biology 157: 673-682.

  • Robles, C., R. Desharnais, C. Garza, M. Donahue and C. Martinez. 2009. Complex equilibria in the maintenance of boundaries: experiments with mussel beds. Ecology 90: 985-995.

  • Garza, C. 2008. Relating spatial scale to patterns of polychaete species diversity in coastal estuaries of the western United States. Landscape Ecology 23: 107-121.

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Educational Background

  • 1995-2001 – Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara (Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology)

  • 1991-1995 – B.Sc., California State University, Los Angeles (Biology)

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  • Spatial realism in the mussel bed disturbance paradigm.

  • The value of habitat diversity in marine reserves: Spiny lobster and sheephead use of the intertidal zone at the Santa Catalina Island MPA.

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Collaborators, Advisors & Advisees

  • Aiello, I – Moss Landing Marine Lab

  • Brousseau, D – Fairfield University

  • Cogan, C – California State University Channel Islands

  • Desharnais, R – California State University Los Angeles

  • Donahue, M – University of Hawaii

  • Goldberg, R – NOAA

  • Halpin, P – UCLA

  • Holbrook, S – UC Santa Barbara

  • Hotaling, L – COSEE

  • Kvitek, R – California State University Monterey Bay

  • Mesnick, S – NOAA

  • Olsen, T – US Environmental Protection Agency

  • Robles, C – California State University Los Angeles

  • Schmitt, R – UC Santa Barbara

  • Scowcroft, G – COSEE

  • Toews, S – California Ocean Protection Council

  • Yarish, C – University of Connecticut

  • Young , M – UC Santa Cruz

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