CMSI Announces the Appointment of a New Interim Director

The Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute (CMSI) is thrilled to announce that Professor Jay Stachowicz has accepted the role of interim Director of CMSI.

With Jay at the helm, CMSI launches into the second decade of its exciting journey. His vision and dedication will be pivotal in cementing CMSI’s leadership of coastal and marine science at @ucdavis; we look forward to stronger connections and collaborations between researchers and students across our campus and beyond.

Jay previously served as Director of the Center for Population Biology and as Chair of the Department of Evolution and Ecology. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the Ecological Society of America, is a former Chancellor's Fellow and has received multiple teaching and mentoring awards from UC Davis. His research focuses on the causes of patterns of biodiversity in nature, as well as the consequences of variation in that diversity for the functioning of ecosystems.

Please join us in welcoming Jay into this crucial leadership role as we set the vision for a unified future of marine science at UC Davis.

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