Robert Warner, PhD.
Professor and Chair of the Department of Ecology, Evolution, & Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara
Robert Warner obtained a Ph.D. in Marine Biology from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research concentrates on marine population ecology and evolution and he is a nationally known expert in marine reserve design and function. Warner’s work has been supported since 1976 by the National Science Foundation, and more recently by the Packard Foundation and the Moore Foundation through the Partnership for the Interdisciplinary Study of Coastal Oceans. Dr. Warner also serves as the Research Chair for the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council, and was a member of the Coordinating Committee for the West Coast Marine Reserves. He is frequently an invited speaker at national and international marine ecology meetings and has authored over 130 peer-reviewed scientific publications.