Eric Sanford

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Center for Population Biology
Evolution and Ecology

Offices and Labs

Bodega Marine Lab, Box 247, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
+1 707 875 2040


1999 Ph.D. Zoology Oregon State University
1990 B.A. Biology Brown University

Research Interests

Marine community ecology. Climate change. Biogeography. Local adaptation. Regulation of geographic range limits. Marine invertebrate biology.

CBS Grad Group Affiliations

Population Biology

Graduate Groups not Housed in CBS

Ecology Graduate Group

Field Sites

Bodega Marine Reserve website
California coast
Oregon coast
Cape Cod, MA

Teaching Interests

Ecology, invertebrate biology, marine biogeography, marine environmental issues.


EVE 112 Invertebrate Biology
EVE 114 Experimental Invertebrate Biology
BIS 124 Coastal Marine Research
EVE 111 Marine Environmental Issues
EVE 112L Biol Invertebrates Lab


5/21/2010 9:26:34 AM
  • Sanford, E. and D.J. Worth. 2010. Local adaptation along a continuous coastline: prey recruitment drives differentiation in a predatory snail. Ecology, in press.
  • Pincebourde, S., E. Sanford, and B. Helmuth. 2009. An intertidal sea star adjusts thermal inertia to avoid extreme body temperatures. American Naturalist 174: 890–897.
  • Sanford, E. and D.J. Worth. 2009. Genetic differences among populations of a marine snail drive geographic variation in predation. Ecology 90: 3108–3118.