Research Assistant

Kenan ChanMy interests lie in kelp forest ecology, temperate subtidal and intertidal ecosystems and more broadly, organismal interactions within ecosystems. As part of my own research as an undergraduate, I studied organismal interactions with Giant Kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) in the Monterey Bay, habitat association and growth rates of Giant Fan Mussels (Pinna nobilis) in the Mediterranean and participated in a number of different research projects such as benthic mapping, kelp population genetics along the central California coast and juvenile rockfish recruitment in the greater Monterey Bay to name a few. After graduating from the University of California at Santa Cruz, I worked for the long-term monitoring program, PISCO (The Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans) and for the US National Park Service at Channel Islands.  I also have a strong interest in photography and enjoy integrating my expertise with my scientific interests. 

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