Eric P. Palkovacs [Email]
Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Director, Fisheries Collaborative Program
University of California Santa Cruz
Coastal Biology Building, 130 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone: (office) 831-502-7387; (lab) 831-459-1475

Current Lab Members

Pedro Valencia-Landa, PhD Student, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Megan Sabal, PhD Candidate, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Katie Kobayashi, PhD Candidate, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Doriane Weiler, PhD Candidate, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Tim Scully, MS Student, Coastal Science and Policy

Tara Dolan, Postdoctoral Researcher, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Paul Carvalho, Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Marine Sciences

Lab Alumni

Jennifer Hoey, former Postdoctoral Researcher
Current position
: NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, California Academy of Sciences

Dave Fryxell, former Ph.D. student
Current position
: Land Manager, Dennis Conservation Land Trust

Krista Oke, former Postdoctoral Researcher
Current position: Centennial Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Alaska, FairbanksScreen Shot 2017-10-27 at 12.56.51 PM

Simone Des Roches, former ISEECI Postdoctoral Fellow
Current position: Research Scientist, University of Washington

Celia Symons, former UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow
Current position: Assistant Professor, UC Irvine

Kerry Reid, former Postdoctoral Researcher
Current position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Stony Brook University

Gina Contolini, former PhD Student
Current position: California Sea Grant Fellow

Travis Apgar, former PhD student
Current position: Postdoctoral Researcher, UC Berkeley

Ben Wasserman, former PhD student
Current position: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Connecticut

Katie McElroy, former Master’s student
Current position: PhD student, University of Washington

Dan Hasselman, former Postdoctoral Researcher
Current position: Science Director, Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy

Emily Argo, former Research Technician
Current position: Fish and Wildlife Biologist, USFWS

Liam Zarri, former Master’s Student
Current position: PhD student, Cornell University

Rebecca Robinson, former Master’s Student
Current position: Research Technician, NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center

Prospective Lab Members

Prospective graduate students and postdocs: Please send me a CV and description of your research interests. Prospective graduate students please include your GPA, list of professional references, and relevant courses you have taken. Describe your research experience, especially thesis projects and work that has resulted in authorship of peer-reviewed publications. Please also provide a written description of what types of questions, methods, and study systems you would like to investigate. Clearly indicate what aspects of my research program interest you.

Prospective graduate students, new GAANN Fellowships available the top applicants from underrepresented backgrounds.

Prospective postdocs, check out the University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Prospective undergraduate students: Please contact me if you are interested in undergraduate research opportunities. We are looking for motivated students to help with field sampling and ecological experiments. Potential REU funding available.