Edward Ricketts Provostial Professor
Professor of Biology, Marine Conservation at Hopkins Marine Station
Co-Director, Co-Director, Osa and Golfito Initiative (INOGO), Costa Rica
Stanford Woods Institute of the Environment Fellow
(831) 655 6217 Larry dot crowder at stanford dot edu
Dr. Crowder's research centers on predation and food web interactions, population and food web modeling, small-scale fisheries, dynamic ocean management and interdisciplinary approaches to marine conservation and policy. He has studied food web processes in both freshwater and marine ecosystems, and has used observational, experimental, and modeling approaches to understand these interactions in an effort to improve management. He was Principal Investigator for a number of large interdisciplinary research projects including the OBIS SEAMAP (Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Animal Populations), and Project GLOBAL (Global Bycatch Assessment of Long-Lived Species). He has also directed and participated in a number of research, analysis, and synthesis groups at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) and for the National Research Council's Ocean Studies Board. His recent research has focused on marine conservation, including research on bycatch, spatial ecological analysis, sustainable seafood, ecosystem-based management, marine spatial planning, and governance. He is a AAAS Fellow and was awarded Duke University's Scholar/Teacher of the year award in 2008-2009.