Professor, Department of Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology
Acting Dean, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-2080
Steve Gaines (Ph.D., Oregon State University) research focuses on marine ecology and conservation, sustainable fisheries, the design of marine reserves, and the impact of climate change on ocean ecosystems. Gaines currently acts as dean of the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UCSB. He has served as director of the UC Santa Barbara Marine Science Institute, and as UCSB Acting Dean of Science and Acting Vice Chancellor for Research. Gaines currently serves as a science advisor for the Joint Ocean Commission.