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Bing Professor of Population Studies, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe role of the social sciences in dealing with global change
BioI am a lecturer at Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station, where I teach courses in kelp forest ecology, statistics, and scientific computing. In general, I study drivers of spatial and temporal change in marine ecosystems. Ongoing and recent research projects include:
-examining the consequences of fisheries closures on fisher behavior
-understanding why some coral reefs fare better than their neighbors
-biodiversity and body size change, particularly in the context of recent human impacts
I also lead an NSF-funded Research Coordination Network in Undergraduate Biology Education focused on unifying curriculum across marine stations, with the goal of diversifying participation in marine ecology.
Assist Prof (By Courtesy), Biology
BioMoises (Moi) Exposito-Alonso is a Staff Associate in the Carnegie Department of Plant Biology and Assistant Professor (by courtesy) of Biology. His lab investigates whether and how plants will evolve to keep pace with climate change by conducting large-scale ecological and genome sequencing experiments. They develop computational methods to derive fundamental principles of evolution, such as how fast natural populations acquire new mutations and how past climates shaped continental-scale biodiversity patterns. The goal is to use these “first principles” and computational approaches to forecast evolutionary outcomes of populations under climate change to anticipate potential future biodiversity losses. Using this knowledge, the lab aims to develop new genome engineering methods to help species adapt to climate change instead of becoming extinct. Moi earned his Ph.D. in ecological genomics in 2018 from the Max Planck Institute in Tübingen, Germany. Prior to that, he received a MSc degree in quantitative and population genetics from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and a B.S. in biology from the University of Seville, Spain.