Degree in Political Science and degree in Biology, University of California, Berkeley; PhD research, Stanford University, studying the ecology of sharks and coral reefs; postdoctoral research, Stanford University, Princeton University and University of California, Berkeley. Began career as a fisherman in the Port of Los Angeles. Currently, Professor of Marine Science, University of California, Santa Barbara. Sloan Research Fellow in the Ocean Sciences. Research focuses on understanding how the oceans are changing and how this affects humanity. Incorporating new forms of technology into ocean research are a key part of the work. Research has been published in research journals, including Science, Nature and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA; has been featured in outlets such as the New York Times, BBC, Time and US National Public Radio.