Pete Raimondi

University of California Santa Cruz

Pete Raimondi is a Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UC Santa Cruz. His research is based on broadly understand the factors that are important in the development and maintenance of biological communities in marine systems. He uses a combination of field observations of populations and community structure and distributions to develop testable hypotheses that are then tested using short-term field and lab experiments. He is also interested in assessing how observations of community dynamics during experimentation compare with long-term community patterns, a focus of his work with PISCO. In recent years, Dr. Raimondi has also studied with patterns, mechanisms, and consequences of dispersal variability using Macrocystis pyrifera, giant kelp, as a model species. He believes in the responsibility of ecologists working in systems perturbed by anthropogenic impacts to apply their knowledge to important questions of environmental change, which his involvement with PISCO supports. Dr. Raimondi earned his B.A. from Northern Arizona University and Ph.D. from the University of California Santa Barbara.