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Department Chair: Mark Carr Department Manager: Jacqueline Rose
Graduate Advisor: Judy Straub Administrative Assistant: Stephanie Zakarian
Undergraduate Advisor: Karina Frazier Undergraduate Advisor: Bee Vadakan
Biology Teaching Laboratory and Facilities Support Technician: Nicole Hack
Department Office: (831) 459-5358 Administrative Office: CBB, Room 207, 209
Katherine Emily Dale

Biography, Education and Training

Rent Burden: 52% (what’s this?)


Graduate students at UC Santa Cruz face severe rent burden, often spending over 50% of our income on housing. We are precarious, but we are indispensable.


I stand in solidarity with the COLA campaign.

Selected Publications


1. Dale KE, Tinker MT, Mehta RS. Larval morphology predicts geographical dispersal range of Eastern Pacific eels. Biol J Linn Soc. 2019;128:107–21. 

Prosser, D. J., W. T. Collier, K. E. Dale, C. R. Callahan, P. C. McGowan, E. J. Gaylord, J. M. Geschke, L. Howell, P. R. Marban, and S. Raman. In prep. Using Thermal Infrared Cameras to Detect Avian Chicks at Various Distances and Vegetative Coverages. In prep.

Dale, K. E., E. A. Daly, and R. D. Brodeur. 2017. Interannual variability in the feeding and condition of subyearling Chinook salmon off Oregon and Washington in relation to fluctuating ocean conditions. Fisheries Oceanography 26(1):1–16.

Drury, C., K. E. Dale, J. M. Panlilio, S. V. Miller, D. Lirman, E. A. Larson, E. Bartels, D. L. Crawford, and M. F. Oleksiak. 2016. Genomic variation among populations of threatened coral: Acropora cervicornis. BMC Genomics 17(1):2–14. BMC Genomics.