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.
Marine Conservation Biology
Senior Museum Scientist, University of California at Berkeley Herbarium
Kathy Ann Miller has been an instructor in the Three Seas Program since 2001. She taught the Marine Botany course at Friday Harbor Labs in 2001-2002, and has since been teaching the Marine Conservation Biology course since its inception in 2004. Kathy Ann has extensive experience with field instruction, having taught the Field Marine Biology and Ecology course at Shoals Marine Lab nearly every summer since 1989. She is past president of the Western Society of Naturalists (2008), and received their award for Naturalist of the Year (2004). She is also an Honorary Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences.
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.