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Marine Ecology, Economics and Policy

Training the next generation of quantitative marine resource scientists to manage and conserve marine ecosystems in the 21st century

Marissa Baskett

Contact Information

Department of Environmental Science & Policy
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA  95616

Phone: (530) 752-1579
Fax: (530) 752-3350
Office: 2112 Wickson Hall

Affiliated Organizations

Department of Environmental Science & Policy (ESP)

Research Interests

My research interests are at the interface between theoretical evolutionary ecology and conservation biology: I use mathematical models and simulations to investigate how anthropogenic impacts cause rapid evolution and community change. While researching a wide range of biological topics from life history evolution to ecosystem resilience, I develop theory relevant to conservation management decisions, particularly in marine systems.

Relevant Publications

Baskett, M.L., S.D. Gaines, and R.M. Nisbet. Symbiont diversity may help coral reefs survive moderate climate change. Ecological Applications, In Press.

Baskett, M.L., J.S. Weitz, and S.A. Levin. 2007. The evolution of dispersal in reserve networks. American Naturalist 170(1): 59-78.

Baskett, M.L., S.A. Levin, S.D. Gaines, and J. Dushoff. 2005. Marine reserve design and the evolution of size at maturation in harvested fish. Ecological Applications 15(3): 882-901


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