Fiorenza Micheli Ph.D.

Institution:
Stanford University

Profile

We are in an era of unprecedented need and opportunity for the ocean.

I investigate the impact climate drivers, production subsidies and trophic cascades have on reef fish assemblages in the British Indian Ocean Territory Marine Protected Area.

I have been the principal investigator of this project since 2018, on a grant from the Bertarelli Foundation.

As our impact on ocean ecosystems and services is escalating, so is our ability to learn and support positive change for the ocean and those who depend on it most.

Fiorenza Micheli

Biography

2017 Present
Co-director of Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions
2014 Present
David and Lucile Packard Professor of Marine Science (Endowed Chair)
2014 Present
Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University
2010 Present
Full Professor, Department of Biology, Stanford University
2008 2009
Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Stanford University
2009 2014
Affiliated Faculty, Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University
2001 2007
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences Department, Stanford University
1995 1995
Ph.D. in Marine Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

My Project

  • Coral Reef Resilience
    Coral Reef Fish in the British Indian Ocean Territory

Other interests

My research area focusses on the processes shaping marine communities as well as coastal socioecological systems, and incorporating this understanding in marine management and conservation.

Additionaly, my research group investigates the climatic impacts of coastal hypoxia and ocean acidification on marine species and communities, marine predators’ ecology and trophic cascades, the dynamics and sustainability of small-scale fisheries, as well as the design and function of Marine Protected Areas. We investigate worldwide, from Italy to Palau via Mexico, BIOT and California.