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Donald R. Strong Jr.

Distinguished Professor

Evolution and Ecology
Bodega Marine Laboratory

5326 Storer
(530) 752-7886


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

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

Professional Societies:

Ecological Society of America

CBS Graduate Group Affiliations:

Population Biology  

Graduate Groups not Housed in CBS:

Ecology Graduate Group  


Last updated 4/7/2014
Overton, C. T., Casazza, M. L., Takekawa, J. Y., Strong, D. R., and Holyoak, M. 2014. Tidal and seasonal effects on survival rates of the endangered California clapper rail: does invasive Spartina facilitate greater survival in a dynamic environment? Biological Invasions. Published online 21 January 2014.

Strong, D. R. and Frank, K. T. 2010. Human Involvement in Foodwebs. The Annual Review of Environment and Resources. 35:3.1–3.24. doi: 10.1146/annurev-environ-031809-133103.

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

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