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Graduate Program Coordinator: Judy Straub Department Assistant: Eva Chudnow
Undergraduate Program Coordinator/Lead Advisor: Rexton Lynn Undergraduate Advisor: Aubrie Tait
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Department Office: (831) 459-5358 Administrative Office: CBB, Room 207, 209
Kristy Kroeker
  • Pronouns she, her, her, hers, herself
  • Title
    • Professor
    • Associate Dean of Research and Research Impact
  • Division Physical & Biological Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Department
    • Institute of Marine Sciences
  • Affiliations Coastal Science & Policy Program, Environmental Studies Department
  • Phone
    831-459-5022 (Office)
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • CSC Coastal Biology Building, 221
  • Office Hours By Appointment
  • Mail Stop CBB/EE Biology
  • Mailing Address
    • 113 McAllister Way
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Climate Change, Coastal Science, Ecology, Geochemistry, Marine Biology, Marine Sciences, Environmental Policy, Ocean Studies, Science Communication, Sustainability
  • Courses Marine Ecology Field Quarter, Marine Ecology, Global Change Ecology, Facilitating Change in Coastal Science and Policy

Summary of Expertise

Community ecology, species interactions, global change biology, marine ecology

Research Interests

Coastal sustainability, climate change, multiple stressors, social-ecological systems, policy and management

Selected Publications

  • Kroeker KJ, Micheli F and MC Gambi. (2013) Community dynamics and ecosystem simplification in a high-CO2 ocean. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA., 110: 12721-12726.
  • Kroeker KJ, Micheli F and MC Gambi. (2013). Ocean acidification causes ecosystem shifts via altered competitive interactions. Nature Climate Change, 3: 156-159.
  • Strong A, Kroeker KJ, Teneva L, Mease LA, and R Kelly (2014). Ocean Acidification 2.0: Managing our changing coastal ocean chemistry BioScience.
  • Kroeker KJ, Kordas RL, Crim RN and GG Singh. (2010). Meta-analysis reveals negative yet variable effects of ocean acidification on marine organisms. Ecology Letters 13: 1419–1434.