Assistant Curator, Invertebrate Zoology and Geology
Coral reef biology

My research focuses on the capacity of benthic marine organisms to cope with changing environmental conditions. Specifically, I have devoted the last ten years to understanding how coral reef organisms are impacted by changing seawater chemistry (ocean acidification), alone and in combination with warming.

Collection Manager, Geology

Jean DeMouthe

  • Geology Collections Manager
  • Invertebrate Zoology and Geology
  • PhD

Jean DeMouthe is a geologist in the department of Invertebrate Zoology and Geology. She has worked for the Academy since October 1973, starting out as a part-time curatorial assistant and working her way up to her present position of Senior Collections Manager for Geology.

Curatorial Assistant, Geology

Christine is a Curatorial Assistant for Geology and serves as the EPICC (Eastern Pacific Invertebrate Communities of the Cenozoic) project manager at CAS. Her research focuses on environmental and paleoenvironmental reconstructions of marine ecosystems utilizing microfossil assemblages, and how this data can inform future predictions for these ecosystems in the face of climate change.

 

 

 

Senior Curator
Molluscan Evolution, Systematics and Diversification- Conservation of Marine Ecosystems

 

 

Senior Curatorial Assistant, Invertebrate Zoology
Curator of Invertebrate Zoology and Geology
Echinoid systematics and evolution

When I was about 8 years old, I sat at the kitchen table and used a blue ballpoint pen to draw the "blueprints" for the research vessel I would be using when I became a marine biologist. Things don't always go the way you plan--even when you start early. But I can say that my life as a field biologist and phylogeneticist of marine organisms has never wavered from the exciting endeavor represented by those childhood sketches.

Collection Manager, Invertebrate Zoology
Marine Invertebrate Collections; Polychaete Systematics

Collections Manager of Invertebrate Zoology

Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Geology

Peter at Columns of the Giants basalt flow, California.
Curator, Invertebrate Zoology & Geology
Mass Extinctions, Paleocommunity Evolution, Evolutionary Ecology

I am the Curator of Geology, and I've been at the Academy since 1999. I hold degrees in Biology (B.Sc.), Oceanography (M.S.) and Geology (Ph.D.). My research focus is evolutionary ecology, with a strong emphasis on paleontology and deep time perspectives. Most of my research these days centers around global change biology, and how we can further develop our understanding of Earth's past ecosystems to better forecast our future.

Department Chair and Curator of Invertebrate Zoology and Geology
Deep-sea and coral reef octocorals - systematics and evolution

Research interests include the systematics and evolutionary biology of octocorals (soft corals, gorgonians, and pennatulaceans), which comprise 65% of all coral species diversity. Fieldwork is currently focused on two bathymetrically opposite regions of the world's oceans: coral reefs of the tropical western Pacific (the Philippines, Melanesia, and Micronesia), and the deep-sea benthos (particularly the west coast of North America and various deep ocean basins worldwide).