Dr. Brian Tissot
Dr. Brian Tissot is a marine ecologist working on invertebrates and fishes across intertidal zone, kelp forest, coral reef, and deep reef ecosystems. He received his PhD. in Zoology from Oregon State University and held academic positions at the University of Hawaii and Washington State University. He currently serves as the Director of the Marine Laboratory at Humboldt State University and Professor in Biological Sciences. His research is focused on marine conservation ecology and the interface between biology, management, and policy. Through collaboration with state, federal, and international agencies, he is involved in a range of activities including basic research, research on resource management, and policy development. He is a prolific blogger and science fiction author.
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
Reviewer for scientific journals:
Australian Journal of Marine & Freshwater Research
Bulletin of Marine Science
Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Ecology, Ecological Applications
Journal of General and Comparative Endocrinology
Marine & Freshwater Research
Marine Ecology Progress Series
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:
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)
Research professor review for Oregon State University
Tenure promotion review for San Diego State University, Utah State
PhD review for University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Honors and Awards:
2019, President Western Society of Naturalists
1996, Board of Regents’ Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Hawaii at Hilo.
1994, Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Hawaii at Hilo.
1989, Outstanding Graduate Student Publication, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR.
1989, Atlantic-Richfield Environmental Award for Best Paper, Southern California Academy of Sciences, Thousand Oaks, CA.
1988, Reynolds Marine Science Scholarship, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport, OR.
1984, Edward A. Steinhaus Outstanding Teaching Assistant, University of California, Irvine, CA.
1982, Delmar C. Seawright Outstanding Paper, Annual Meeting of the Western Society of Naturalists, Long Beach, CA.
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
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)
2018. Red Abalone Fishery Management Peer Review Team , California Ocean Science Trust --
2014-2016. 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