Deron Burkepile (Homepage)

Associate Professor
Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology
University of California, Santa Barbara
California 93106

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Research interests: Community ecology, consumer-prey interactions, nutrient cycling

Our work in the SBC LTER is focused on understanding the impacts of animals on nutrient cycling in kelp forests. We are examining how benthic invertebrates and fishes are potential sources of nitrogen and phosphorus for kelps and understory seaweeds. Additionally, we are interested in how these consumer-derived nutrients change over space and time in response to disturbance, fishing, and the creation of marine protected areas.

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