Dr. Brian Tissot

 

Dr. Brian Tissot is a marine ecologist that conducts research on invertebrates and fishes in intertidal zone, kelp forest, coral reef, and deep reef ecosystems. He received his Ph.D. in Zoology from Oregon State University and has held positions at the University of Hawaii and Washington State University. He currently serves as the Director of the Marine Laboratory at Humboldt State University. He is a marine conservation ecologist and his research is focused on the interface between biology, management, and policy. He examines the ecology of marine fishes and invertebrates, human impacts, and the role of the community in managing marine resources. Through collaboration with state, federal, and international agencies, he is involved in a range of activities including basic research, research with implications towards resource management, and environmental policy development.

Dr. Brian Tissot
Professor of Conservation Biology
Director, Marine Laboratory
Director, Humboldt Marine and Coastal Science Institute
Phone: (707) 826-5827
Office: ML (Marine Lab) 107
Email: Tissot@humboldt.edu 

Professional Information: 

Professional Service 

Reviewer for scientific journals:
American Naturalist    
Australian Journal of Marine & Freshwater Research    
Biological Bulletin
Biological Invasions
Bulletin of Marine Science    
Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences    
Ecology, Ecological Applications
Environmental Management
Evolution
Fishery Bulletin    
Journal of General and Comparative Endocrinology
Marine & Freshwater Research
Marine Ecology Progress Series    
Paleobiology
Polar Biology
Systems Dynamics
Veliger

Reviewer for grant agencies: (*panel reviewer)
California Marine Protected Area Monitoring Enterprise*
California Ocean Science Trust
California Space Institute    
CAMEO (NSF + NOAA)
Center for Field Research
Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory (NOAA/UH)*
National Park Service    
National Science Foundation
West Coast/ Polar National Undersea Research Program
NOAA Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research*
NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Program
NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program
Sea Grant (CA, HI, NH)

Reviewer for publishers:
NOAA Fisheries
Worth Publishers
Prentice-Hall

Reviewer for tenure-promotion & PhD:
Full professor review for Portland State University, Western Washington State University (external reviewer)
Full professor review for Washington State University (committee chair)
Tenure promotion review for San Diego State University, Utah State
PhD review for University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Education

1991 – Ph.D, Oregon State University (Zoology).
Advisor: Mark Hixon

1985 – MS, Univ. of California Irvine (Ecology/Evolution)
Advisor: Gayle Brenchley

1980 – BS, Cal Poly State Univ., San Luis Obispo (Biological Science)
Advisor: Dave Montgomery


Positions held

2013-14, Director, Marine Laboratory, Professor of Biology, Humboldt State University

1998-2013, Professor and Associate Professor of Environmental Science, Washington State University, Vancouver.

1992-1998, Associate and Assistant Professor of Marine Biology, Marine Science Department, University of Hawaii at Hilo.


CommitteEs & ADVISORY Boards

2016-present Principle Investigator, CenCOOS (Central and Northern California Ocean Observing System)

2014 --present. NOAA Deep Sea Coral and Sponge Working Group

2013 –present. Institutional Representative, CIMEC (Cooperative Institute for Marine Ecosystems & Climate)

2013 --present. Executive Committee, CSU COAST (Council on Ocean Affairs, Science and Technology)

2013-2014.  Red Abalone Scientific Advisory Committee, California Ocean Science Trust

2012-present. Rising Tide Conservation, Advisory Board, Sea World

2010-12. Cascade Head Community Team, Oregon Dept. Fish & Wildlife

2010--16.  Maui Coral Reef Recovery Team, Maui Nui Marine Resource Council

2004-06. Black Abalone ESA Scientific Advisory Committee, NOAA Protected Species Program