Jeff Goddard

Joined: Apr 13, 2016 Last Active: May 26, 2019

I grew up exploring the shores of San Francisco Bay, and have been interested in the natural history and systematics of intertidal invertebrates from the northeast Pacific Ocean ever since. As a Research Associate affiliated with both UC Santa Barbara's Marine Science Institute and the California Academy of Sciences, much of my research centers on nudibranch sea slugs in the NE Pacific, and includes investigations of their diet-specificity, mode of development, systematics, and climate-related changes in distribution. I enjoy natural history in general and especially love endemics. I received my Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolution from the University of Oregon in 1992 and spent years exploring Cape Arago and the Oregon coast. Most of my marine-related observations come from the intertidal zone, with a few from snorkeling in shallow warm waters, and for about 10 years now I have been assisted on many trips by my eagle-eyed twins, Ziggy and Will (older now than in my profile pic!).

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