Kristin de Nesnera


Current Position: SEPAL Postdoctoral Fellow, San Francisco State University, CA

Contact Info:
SEPAL: The Science Education Partnership and Assessment Laboratory
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, CA 94132
kdenesne@sfsu.edu

Education:
Ph.D, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA (2016)
B.S. Biology, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA (2008)

Research Interests:
I am generally interested in disturbance, recovery, and the role of facilitation in rocky intertidal communities. I currently work on a mussel restoration project on Vandenberg Air Force base. Mussel beds are critical to the overall health and diversity of rocky intertidal communities. When injured by oil spills, natural recovery can take up to twenty years. Despite increasing human impacts on these systems, very little work has been done to determine the potential for restoration on rocky shores. My dissertation work will continue to explore restoration strategies and seek to further understand response and recovery to anthropogenic disturbance in this ecologically and economically important ecosystem.