Michael Graham

Michael Graham

Department Chair

Lab:  Phycology

Website:  https://mlml.sjsu.edu/phycology/


email: michael.graham@sjsu.edu
phone: (831) 771-4481
office: 409 MLML Main Lab


Our research program addresses the role of macroscopic primary producers (e.g., seaweeds, seagrasses, marsh plants) in regulating the dynamics and diversity of marine systems. We focus in two areas. First, using both laboratory and field experiments we aim to better understand the physical and biological processes that regulate the population dynamics of benthic macrophytes, including both bottom-up (recruitment, productivity) and top-down (competition, herbivory, facilitation) factors. Second, through our network of collaborators we use a multidisciplinary approach to study the consequences of macrophyte population dynamics on their associated communities, including large-scale field experimentation and monitoring, biochemical tracers of energy flow, and even anthropological data.

Research Interests:
  • Seaweed ecology and physiology
  • Kelp forest ecology
  • Climate change and kelp systems
  • Historical ecology
  • Life history evolution
  • Integrated multi-trophic aquaculture
  • Statistics
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