University of California Santa Barbara, United States
Professor Douglas McCauley began his career as a fisherman in the Port of Los Angeles. He now serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of California Santa Barbara. Prof. McCauley has a degree in political science and biology from UC Berkeley. His PhD research was done at Stanford University where he studied the ecology of sharks, large parrotfish and coral reef ecosystems. Prof. McCauley did postdoctoral research at Stanford University, Princeton University and UC Berkeley. Much of Prof. McCauley’s research has been conducted in marine protected areas and explores the diverse values of these strategically important parts of our global ocean. Work from the McCauley Lab has been published in journals such as Science and Nature and has been featured in media outlets such as the New York Times, BBC, Time and US National Public Radio. Prof. McCauley was named a Sloan Research Fellow in Ocean Sciences.