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Publications

  • Tompkins, P.A. and D.L. Steller. 2016. Living carbonate habitats in temperate California waters: distribution, growth, and disturbance of Catalina Island rhodoliths. Marine Ecology Progress Series 560: 135-145.

  • McConnico, L.L., F.S. Michael, D.L. Steller and R. Riosmena-Rodriguez. 2014. Population biology of a long-lived rhodolith: the consequences of becoming old and large. Marine Ecology Progress Series 504: 109-118.

  • . 2013. Kelp beds as classrooms: lessons and lessons learned. Smithosonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences: 133-142.

  • Foster, M.S., G. Amado-Filho, N. Kamenos, R. Riosmena-Rodriguez and D.L. Steller. 2013. Rhodoliths and rhodolith beds. Contributions to the Marine Sciences 39: 143-155.

  • Riosmena-Rodriguez, R., D.L. Steller, M.S. Foster and G. Hinjosa. 2010. Biology and conservation of rhodolith beds in the Gulf of California. In Marine Biodiversity and Conservation in the Gulf of California, edited by R.C. Brusca. Tuscon: University of Arizona Press, Tucson.

  • Steller, D., R. Riosmena-Rodriguez and M.S. Foster. 2009. Living rhodolith bed ecosystems in the Gulf of California. In Atlas of Coastal Ecosystems in the Gulf of Californi, edited by M.E. Johnson and J. Ledesma-Vázquez . Tuscon: University of Arizona Press.

  • Steller, D. 2009. Coralline algal rhodoliths enhance larval settlement and growth of the commercially important scallop Argopecten ventricosus. Marine Ecology Progress Series 396: 49-60.

  • Steller, D., M. Hernandez, R. Riosmena-Rodriguez and A. Cabello-Pasini. 2007. Effect of Temperature on Photosynthesis, Growth and Calcification rates of the Free-living Coralline Alga. Ciencias Marinas 33: 441-456.

  • Riosmena-Rodriguez, R., D. Steller and M. Foster. 2007. Preface. Ciencias Marinas 33.

  • Riosmena-Rodriguez, R., D. Steller and M. Foster. 2007. Preface. Ciencias Marinas 33.

  • Steller, D., R. Riosmena-Rodriguez, M.S. Foster and C.A. Roberts. 2003. pecies assemblages associated with Mexican rhodolith beds: the importance of rhodolith structure. Aquatic Conservation – Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 13: S5-S20.

  • Steller, D. and M. Foster. 1995. Environmental factors influencing distribution and morphology of rhodoliths in Bahía Concepción, B.C.S., México. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology.

  • Steller, D. and M. Foster. 1995. Environmental factors influencing distribution and morphology of rhodoliths in Bahía Concepción, B.C.S., México. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology.

  • Coyer, J., D. Steller and R. Alberte. 1995. FIELD-COMPATIBLE METHOD FOR EXTRACTION OF FINGERPRINT-QUALITY DNA FROM MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA (PHAEOPHYCEAE). Journal of Phycology 31: 177-180.

  • Steller, D., R.C. Zimmerman, D.G. Kohrs and R.S. Alberte. 1995. Carbon partitioning in eelgrass: Regulation by photosynthesis and the response to daily light-dark cycles. Plant Physiology 108: 1665-1671.

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Educational Background

  • 2003 – Ph.D., University of California at Santa Cruz (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)

  • 1993 – M.S., San Jose State University, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (Marine Biology)

  • 1988 – B.A., University of California at Santa Barbara (Aquatic Biology)

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Grants

  • 2011 COAST Collaborative Resource Sharing Award : Utilizing the CSUMB Acoustic Habitat Mapping Assets to Delineate The Shallow-water Rhodolith Beds at Catalina Island, California

  • Proposal to Packard Foundation: UC Santa Cruz Collaborative grants Title: Assessing the potential importance of the California moray in structuring kelp forest communities around Catalina Island

  • National Science Foundation. Vulnerability of rhodolith beds to global climate change: future research.

  • CA Seagrant Graduate Traineeship:alifornia SeaGrantReefs that rock and roll: Critical assessment of rhodolith bed habitat at Catalina Island to inform the California South Coast Region MPA process

  • National Science Foundation. 2009-10. Improving the scientific capabilities and safety of the Marine Operatoins and diving programs at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories.

  • California SeaGrantReefs that rock and roll: Critical assessment of rhodolith bed habitat at Catalina Island to inform the California South Coast Region MPA process

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Positions & Honors

  • 2012-2014 – Secretariat , Western Society of Naturalists

  • 2011-2014 – Board Member of AAUS and AAUSF, American Academy of Underwater Sciences

  • 2006-2016 – Research Faculty / Lecturer, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories

  • 2004-2016 – Diving Safety Officer, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories

  • 2002-2003 – Lecturer, University of California, Santa Cruz (Marine Botany)

  • 2000, 2004-2011 – Lecturer, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (Marine Environmental Studies of Baja California, Subtidal Ecology, Marine Science Diving)

  • 1993-1996 – Research Assistant, University of California Los Angeles /Hopkins Marine Station ((Drs. Richard Zimmerman, Jim Coyer, Jason Smith)

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Collaborators, Advisors & Advisees

  • Cabello-Pasini, A – Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Ensendada, BCS, Mexico

  • Coyer, J – University of Gronigen

  • Edwards, M – San Diego State University

  • Foster, M – Moss Landing Marine Laboratories

  • Gagnon, P – Memorial University, Newfoundland, CA

  • Kvitek, R – California State University Monterey Bay

  • Mehta, R – University of California, Santa Cruz

  • Raimondi, P – University of California, Santa Cruz

  • Riosmena-Rodriguez, R – Universidad Autonoma de Baja California Sur, BCS, Mexico

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