Dr. Dan Okamoto (PI) is an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida State University. He received his PhD from UCSB, a masters in Fisheries from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and undergraduate degree from the University of Washington, and worked as a post-doctoral researcher at Simon Fraser University and the Hakai Institute. Curriculum Vitae
Nate Spindel is an PhD student the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida State University. He received his undergraduate degree from UCSB, and worked as a researcher and AAUS diver for PISCO, the Moorea Coral Reef LTER, and the UCSB SONGS monitoring program prior to migrating to FSU to work on kelp forest ecosystems and abalone population dynamics in beautiful British Columbia. Find him on twitter!
Matthew Schumm is an incoming PhD student in Ecology and Evolution at FSU. He graduates June 2019 with a BS in Biology (minor in Statistics) from the University of Chicago, where he researched bird ecomorphological patterns and macroecology and mussel population spatial ecology. He is excited to study population dynamics, distributions and evolution of marine and aquatic organisms.
Markus Thompson, MSc, RPBio is a recent Masters graduate advised by Dan Okamoto and Anne Salomon at SFU. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of British Columbia and has worked as an environmental consultant prior to enrolling in graduate school. He works as the CEO of Thalassia Environmental and works with Dan Okamoto on projects relating to herring, abalone, kelp forests and anything else underwater.