Department Directory







Department Chair: Rita Mehta Department Manager: Stephanie Zakarian
Graduate Program Coordinator: Judy Straub Department Assistant: Eva Chudnow
Undergraduate Program Coordinator/Lead Advisor: Rexton Lynn Undergraduate Advisor: Aubrie Tait
Biology Teaching Laboratory and Facilities Support Technician: Nicole Hack
Department Office: (831) 459-5358 Administrative Office: CBB, Room 207, 209
Logan Joseph Pallin
  • Pronouns he, him, his, his, himself
  • Title
    • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Division Physical & Biological Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Ocean Sciences Department
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Long Marine Lab Ocean Health Building, OHB 149
  • Mail Stop Long Marine Lab
  • Mailing Address
    • Ocean Health Building, 115 McAllister Way
    • Santa Cruz CA 95060

Research Interests

Animal ecophysiology and demography, including population dynamics and endocrinology and how populations respond to both natural (e.g., climate change) and unnatural forcings (e.g., commercial hunting, pollution) in their environment  

Biography, Education and Training

  • Ph.D., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Santa Cruz, 2022
  • M.A., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Santa Cruz, 2020
  • M.S., Wildlife Science, Oregon State University, 2017
  • B.S., Environmental Science, Duke University, 2014

Selected Publications

Kettemer, L.E., Ramm, T.,Broms, F., Biuw, M., Blanchet, M.A., Bourgeon, S., Pallin, L.J., et al. 2023. Don’t mind if I do: Arctic humpback whales respond to winter foraging opportunities before migration. R. Soc. open sci. 10 (9), 230069.

Cimino, M. A., Conroy, J. A., Connors, E., Bowman, J., Corso, A., Ducklow, H., Pallin, L.J., et al. 2023. Longā€term patterns in ecosystem phenology near Palmer Station, Antarctica, from the perspective of the Adélie penguin. Ecosphere14(2), e4417.

Pallin, L. J., Kellar, N. M., Steel, D., Botero-Acosta, N., et al. 2023. A surplus no more? Variation in krill availability impacts reproductive rates of Antarctic baleen whales. Global Change Biology, 29(8), 2108-2121.  

Pallin, L.J., Botero-Acosta, N., Steel, D. et al. 2022. Variation in blubber cortisol levels in a recovering humpback whale population inhabiting a rapidly changing environment. Sci Rep 12, 20250.

Bierlich, K. C., Hewitt, J., Schick, R., Pallin, L., Dale, J., Friedlaender, A., ... & Johnston, D. W. 2022. Seasonal gain in body condition of foraging humpback whales along the Western Antarctic Peninsula. Frontiers in Marine Science, 9, 2363.

Pallin L., Bierlich K. C., Durban J., Fearnbach H., Savenko O., Baker C. S., Bell E., Double M. C., de la Mare W., Goldbogen J., Johnston D., Kellar N., Nichols R., Nowacek D., Read A. J., Steel D. and Friedlaender A. 2022. Demography of an ice-obligate mysticete in a region of rapid environmental change. R. Soc. open sci. 9, 220724.