Donald R. Strong Jr.

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Distinguished Professor


Bodega Marine Laboratory
Center for Population Biology
Evolution and Ecology

Offices and Labs

5326 Storer
(530) 752-7886


1971 PhD Population Biology University of Oregon
1968 MS Biology University of California, Irvine
1966 BA Biology University of California, Santa Barbara

Research Interests

Trophic ecology. Ecology and evolution of insect-plant interactions. Soil ecology, natural enemy, and salt-marsh ecology. Biological control of weeds.


2011. Distinguished Service Citation, Ecological Society of America
Fellow of the Ecological Society of America, 2012

Department and Center Affiliations

Center for Population Biology


Ecological Society of America

CBS Grad Group Affiliations

Population Biology

Specialties / Focus

Population Biology
  • Population Dynamics
  • Population Interactions
  • Community Ecology
  • Evolutionary Ecology and Life History Strategies

Graduate Groups not Housed in CBS

Ecology Graduate Group

Field Sites

Bodega Marine Reserve, San Francisco Bay, salt marshes worldwide

Teaching Interests

Ecology. Population biology.


BIS 002B Introduction to Biology: Principles of Ecology and Evolution
EVE 101 Introduction to Ecology
EVE 120 Global Change Ecology


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  • Strong, D. R. and D. A Ayres. 2013. Ecological and Evolutionary Misadventures of Spartina. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics. Vol. 44.