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Eric Sanford

Associate Professor

Evolution and Ecology

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


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

Research Interests:

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

CBS Graduate Group Affiliations:

Population Biology  

Graduate Groups not Housed in CBS:

Ecology Graduate Group  


Last updated 5/21/2010
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.

Field Sites:

Bodega Marine Reserve http://www-bml.ucdavis.edu/bmr/
California coast
Oregon coast
Cape Cod, MA

Teaching Interests:

Ecology, invertebrate biology, marine biogeography, marine environmental issues. http://www-bml.ucdavis.edu/facresearch/sanford_courses.html


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