Emeritus Faculty


Moss Landing Marine Lab's Emeritus Faculty receive emeritus status from the Provost at San Jose State University upon retirement.  The MLML Emeritus Faculty are an invaluable resource to our academic and research community because of their institutional knowledge and prestigious achievements in marine science.  They guide and mentor our students, support fundraising and continue as Principle Investigators on grant-funded research projects.  

William Broenkow

Professor of Physical Oceanography
Ph.D., 1969, University of Washington
Research Interest: Physical Oceanography

Gregor M. Cailliet

Professor of Ichthyology
Ph.D., 1972, UCSB
Office: MLML Main Lab
Email: cailliet@mlml.calstate.edu
Contact Information: MLML Directory
Research Interests: Ecology of Marine Fishes, Deep Sea Ecology, Marine Fisheries

Michael S. Foster

Professor of Phycology
Ph.D., 1971, UCSB
Office: Elkhorn Road
Lab: Phycology
Email:  msf.csg@gmail.com
Contact Information: MLML Directory
Research Interests: Phycology, Ecology, Rocky Intertidal, Kelp Forests, Rhodoliths
CV: Michael Foster CV 2020

Gary H. Greene

Professor of Geological Oceanography
Ph.D., 1977, Stanford University
Office: Norte
Lab: Geological Oceanography
Email: herbert.greene@sjsu.edu
Contact Information: MLML Directory
Research Interests: Marine Geology, Benthic Habitats, Submarine Canyons & Landslides, Tsunamis, Coastal Processes

Joan Parker

Contact Information: MLML Directory
Research Interests: Marine Science Information, Metadata Creation, Institutional Repositories, Library Management

Nick Welschmeyer

Professor of Biological Oceanography
Ph.D., 1982, University of Washington, Seattle
Office: MLML Main Lab

Lab: Aquatic Invasive Species/Ballast Water Treatment
Email: nicholas.welschmeyer@sjsu.edu
Contact Information: MLML Directory
Research Interests:  improved rapid viability assays for the assessment of ballast water management and abatement of aquatic invasive species, understanding of growth and physiology of marine plankton

Jim Harvey

Professor of Vertebrate Ecology
Ph.D., 1987, Oregon State University

Lab: Vertebrate Ecology
Email: james.harvey@sjsu.edu
Contact Information: MLML Directory
Research Interests:  Marine mammal/fisheries interactions, VHF/satellite-telemetry, age and growth, population and trophic dynamics, and marine mammal stranding

Jon Geller

Professor of  Invertebrate Zooloygy
Ph.D., 1988, UC Berkeley

Lab: Invertebrate Zoology
Email: jonathan.geller@sjsu.edu
Contact Information: MLML Directory
Research Interests:  Patterns of shallow water marine biodiversity across geographic regions, understanding “dark biodiversity”: unaccountable DNA sequence diversity in environmental samples, marine invasive species ecology and genetics, molecular methods in ecology; DNA barcoding, high-throughput sequencing, eDNA., detection of invasive species in benthic and plankton samples, marine invertebrate phylogeography and phylogenetics.