Senior Fellow - Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Edward Ricketts Provostial Professor, Biology, Hopkins Marine Station; Science Director, Center for Ocean Solutions
Humanities and Sciences
Center for Ocean Solutions
Dr. Larry Crowder is the Center for Ocean Solutions Science Director and Professor of Biology. His research centers on predation and food web interactions, mechanisms underlying recruitment variation in fishes, population and food web modeling in conservation biology, and interdisciplinary approaches to marine conservation. He has studied food web processes in both freshwater and marine ecosystems, and has used observational, experimental, and modeling approaches to understand these interactions in an effort to improve management. He was principal investigator for a number of large interdisciplinary research projects including the South Atlantic Bight Recruitment Experiment, OBIS SEAMAP (Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Animal Populations), and Project GLOBAL (Global Bycatch Assessment of Long-Lived Species). He has also directed and participated in a number of research, analysis, and synthesis groups at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis and for the National Research Council’s Ocean Studies Board. His recent research has focused on marine conservation, including research on bycatch, spatial ecological analysis, nutrients and low oxygen, sustainable seafood, ecosystem-based management, marine spatial planning, and governance. He is a AAAS Fellow and was awarded Duke University’s Scholar/Teacher of the year award in 2008-2009.
Selected Publications by this Author
News & Press Releases
Rising seas pose a near-term threat to Pacific island communities who rely on marine populations for food and industry. Larry Crowder and Elena Finkbeiner discuss how these communities might be able to adapt.
By Vicky Stein,
Discusses Center for Ocean Solutions co-authored study in Nature about coral reef 'bright spots'.
By Brian Clark Howard,
Senior Fellow Larry Crowder (Biology), Science Director at the Center for Ocean Solutions, calls their approach a middle ground between environmentalists and mining companies.
By Robert Ferris,