The Lab

Principal Investigator

Michael W. Beck

Research Professor

Institute of Marine Sciences, Department of Ocean Sciences, UC Santa Cruz

Senior Researcher

Borja Reguero

Assoc. Research Professor

Institute of Marine Sciences, Coastal Science & Policy program

Researchers & Staff

Austen Stovall

MSc Student

Coastal engineering, adaptation, and nature-based solutions

Megan Kelso

Postdoctoral fellow

Nature-based risk reduction, assessments, and risk transfer tools

Camila Gaido

Coastal Modeler

Coastal engineering, adaptation, and nature-based solutions

Pelayo Menéndez

Postdoctoral fellow

Climate risk, coastal adaptation, and nature-based solutions

Stephan Bitterwolf

PhD Candidate

Coral gene expression biomarkers, ecosystem services, and restoration

Affiliated Researchers

Nadine Heck

Assistant Professor

Marine conservation, fisheries, and climate change adaptation

Kristen Cumming

Physical Scientist

Climate adaptation and coastal dynamics, hazards, and ecosystems

Siddharth Narayan

Assistant Professor

Coastal engineering, adaptation, and nature-based solutions

Wayne Martin

Coastal Modeler

Near-shore numerical modeling of coral reef damage

Rae Taylor-Burns

PhD Candidate

Climate adaptation and coastal dynamics, hazards, and ecosystems

Curt Storlazzi

Senior Research Geologist

Climate adaptation and coastal dynamics, hazards, and ecosystems

Jessica Kendall-Bar

PhD Candidate

Illustration, animation, and science communication strategy