Friday Harbor Laboratories, San Juan Island, WA
Physiological & Molecular Marine Ecology
Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina
Sean Place joined our faculty in 2009, co-teaching the Physiological and Molecular Marine Ecology course while a Postdoctoral Research Associate at UCSB. His research examines the physiological responses of marine organisms when subjected to significant variation of one or more abiotic factors. By integrating experimental approaches at the molecular, cellular, and biochemical level, Sean is a perfect match for this course.
Dr. Steven Scyphers
Marine Conservation Biology
NSF SEES Postdoctoral Fellow, Northeastern University
Steven is a postdoctoral fellow in Jonathan Grabowski’s lab at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center and joins the Three Seas Program in 2014 to teach Marine Conservation Biology. His research couples ecological and social science tools to understand and improve decision-making along sheltered coastlines and in coastal fisheries, and he is currently supported by an NSF Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES) Fellowship.
W. Breck Tyler, M.S.
Marine Birds and Mammals
Associate Marine Specialist, University of California at Santa Cruz
Breck Tyler has been teaching the Marine Birds and Mammals course in the Three Seas Program since 1994. He is based at the Institute of Marine Sciences at Long Marine Laboratory, in Santa Cruz, where he’s had extensive research and lecture experience with Pacific Coast marine birds and mammals. In addition to our Marine Birds & Mammals course, Breck also co-teaches the Pelagic Ecosystem Function Research Apprenticeship at Friday Harbor Labs during the fall semester.