Senior Fellow - Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; David and Lucile Packard Professor of Marine Science; Co-director, Center for Ocean Solutions
Humanities and Sciences
Center for Ocean Solutions
Fiorenza Micheli's research focuses on the processes shaping coastal marine communities, and on incorporating this understanding in the management and conservation of marine ecosystems. Her research applies marine community ecology to increase our understanding of human impacts on the marine environment and to design conservation and restoration strategies. Examples include quantifying the joint effects of increased nutrient loading and fishing on marine ecosystems, and incorporating our understanding of diversity patterns, species interactions, and habitat-species linkages in the design and evaluation of marine reserves. Micheli is co-director of Stanford's Center for Ocean Solutions.
Selected Publications by this Author
News & Press Releases
Federal regulators have indicated they may open some marine national monuments to commercial fishing. Researchers who have studied these and adjacent areas discuss their value and the potential impacts of a change in protected status.
By Rob Jordan,
Study by co-author Fiorenza Micheli is cited, explaining the low risks of shark attacks
By The Associated Press,
Fiorenza Micheli discusses surprising findings about kelp's ability to withstand stressors such as climate change.
By Katharine Gammon,