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Malin Pinsky
  • Pronouns he, him, his, his, himself
  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Division Physical & Biological Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Department
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  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • CSC Coastal Biology Building, 217
  • Office Hours by appointment
  • Mail Stop CBB/EE Biology
  • Mailing Address
    • 130 McAllister Way
    • Santa Cruz CA 95060
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Ecology, Population Biology, Evolution, Fisheries, Climate Change

Summary of Expertise

Adaptation of species to environmental change, from genes to communities, including quantitative ecology and population genomics.

Honors, Awards and Grants

2023              Population Ecology Most Cited Paper Award 2023

2022              Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

2022              Best In-Person Talk, International Biogeography Society Meeting, Vancouver, BC

2022-2023      Earth Leadership Program Fellow

2020              Ocean Award in Science, Finalist, Blue Marine Foundation and BOAT International

2020              Outstanding Ecological Theory Paper, Ecological Society of America (Tekwa et al. 2019)

2019              Science News SN10: One of ten early- and mid-career “scientists to watch”

2019              Early Career Fellow, Ecological Society of America

2018              “Rising Star in Ecology,” Atwood Colloquium in Ecology & Evolution, U. Toronto

2016              Early Career Scientist Award, International Council for the Exploration of the Sea

2015              Kavli Fellow, National Academy of Sciences

2014              Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Ocean Sciences

2014              Jasper Loftus-Hills Young Investigators Award, American Society of Naturalists

2012              Best Presentation, 2nd International Symposium: Effects of Climate Change on the World’s Ocean, ICES/PICES

2011              Outstanding Student Research in Ecology Award, 2nd Place, Ecological Society of America

2009              Best Student Paper in Organismal/Population Biology, Western Society of Naturalists

2009-2011      National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (awarded 2006)

2006-2009      National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Research Fellow