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Thu, 18 Feb 2010

SBC LTER Investigator, Steve Gaines, becomes Dean of the Bren School
On January 1, 2010, SBC Investigator Steve Gaines became the new dean of the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UC Santa Barbara. Professor Gaines has been a member of of the UCSB faculty since 1994, and was the director of the Marine Science Institute from 1997 through 2009. He also served as acting vice chancellor for research from 2002-2005 and as acting dean of the Division of Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences in 2007-2008. Professor Gaines's internationally recognized research focuses on marine ecology and conservation, sustainable fisheries, the design of marine reserves, and the impact of climate change on ocean ecosystems (for information on Steve's research, see PISCO website). Under his leadership, ground will soon be broken for a new Outreach Center for Teaching Ocean Science (OCTOS), which will house state-of-the-art interactive exhibits to help connect students, educators, community groups, and the public with innovative educational programs based on the latest ocean science research.
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