About Jenny Dugan

I am a coastal marine ecologist with broad research interests (http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=16OCwdYAAAAJ). I study basic questions concerning the influence of environmental and anthropogenic drivers on community and population dynamics of marine animals across a diversity of shorelines, latitudes and time scales. Much of my research focuses on sandy beach ecosystems. I investigate basic ecology, food webs and ecological functions ranging from the bottom up effects and nutrient cycling implications of macroalgal wrack subsidies to understanding the role of shorebirds as ecosystem indicators and intertidal predators in beach ecosystems. I also conduct applied studies that seek to evaluate ecological impacts and implications of widespread human alterations of the coast, including urban development, shoreline armoring, beach grooming, beach filling, oil spills and climate change. These applied results are helping with the development of an ecological framework that can be used to inform coastal conservation and management of sandy beaches and other coastal ecosystems.

My News

News
by Jenny Dugan / Marine Science Institute
October 24, 2017
An interdisciplinary team of experts has used the best-available science on coastal ecosystem vulnerability to inform ecosystem-based climate adaptation planning at the local level. The new Sea Grant report focuses on three southern California cities, Carpinteria, Goleta and Santa Barbara, the...
News
by Jenny Dugan / Marine Science Institute
October 24, 2017
A team of marine scientists from 3 coastal LTER sites developed and evaluated a model on coastal armoring and its ecological effects in soft sediment environments ranging from salt marshes to sandy beaches. The team’s findings are available online and will be published in a special issue of the...
News
by Jenny Dugan / Marine Science Institute
July 07, 2017
The Beach Time Capsule: UCSB scientists study changes in the biodiversity of California’s sandy beaches by comparing decades-old data with new field observations. Find the full story here: http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2017/018077/beach-time-capsule

My data uploads

Download Data Package 258 258 Downloads
  • sc_beach_emerita_data_2012_13.csv
  • sc_beach_sticky_trap_data_2011_2013.csv
  • sc_beach_talitrid_cores_2012.csv
  • scmpabeach_site_name_lookup_table.csv
  • sc_beach_indicator_taxa_lookup_table_data.csv
  • methods_and_sampling_metadata_indicator_taxa_surveys_of_sandy_beaches.pdf
  • sc_beach_emerita_data_2012_13_metadata.csv
  • sc_beach_sticky_trap_data_2011_2013_metadata.csv
  • sc_beach_talitrid_cores_2012_metadata.csv
  • scmpabeachsite_name_lookup_table_metadata.csv
  • sc_beach_biodiversity_taxonomy_lookup_table_data.csv
  • sc_mpa_boundaryinformation_lookup_table.csv
  • sc_mpa_boundaryinformation_lookup_table_metadata.csv
  • sc_mpa_baselineprograminformation_lookuptable_metadata.csv
  • sc_mpa_baselineprograminformation_lookuptable.csv
  • oceanspaces_datauseattribution.pdf
July 23, 2015
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Download Data Package 227 227 Downloads
  • sc_sandybeach_wrackcover_2011_2013.csv
  • scmpabeach_site_name_lookup_table.csv
  • scmpabeach_wrackcover_lookuptable.csv
  • methods_and_sampling_metadata_surveys_of_wrack_cover_sandybeaches.pdf
  • sc_sandybeach_wrackcover_2011_2013_metadata.csv
  • scmpabeachsite_name_lookup_table_metadata.csv
  • scmpabeach_wrackcover_lookuptable_metadata.csv
  • sc_mpa_boundaryinformation_lookup_table.csv
  • sc_mpa_boundaryinformation_lookup_table_metadata.csv
  • sc_mpa_baselineprograminformation_lookuptable_metadata.csv
  • sc_mpa_baselineprograminformation_lookuptable.csv
  • oceanspaces_datauseattribution.pdf
March 24, 2015
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Download Data Package 253 253 Downloads
  • sc_beach_rapid_surveys_birds_people_dogs_kelpplants_2011_2013.csv
  • sc_beach_rapid_surveys_weather_2011_2013.csv
  • scmpabeach_site_name_lookup_table.csv
  • methods_and_sampling_metadata_rapid_surveys_monthly_birds_kelp_people_dogs.pdf
  • sc_beach_rapid_surveys_birds_people_dogs_kelpplants_2011_2013metadata.csv
  • sc_beach_rapid_surveys_weather_2011_2013metadata.csv
  • scmpabeachsite_name_lookup_table_metadata.csv
  • sc_mpa_boundaryinformation_lookup_table.csv
  • sc_mpa_boundaryinformation_lookup_table_metadata.csv
  • sc_mpa_baselineprograminformation_lookuptable_metadata.csv
  • sc_mpa_baselineprograminformation_lookuptable.csv
  • oceanspaces_datauseattribution.pdf
May 07, 2015
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Download Data Package 231 231 Downloads
  • sc_beach_physical_characteristics_biodiversity_surveys_2011.csv
  • scmpabeach_site_name_lookup_table.csv
  • methods_and_sampling_metadata_biodiversity_surveys_physical_characteristics_2011.pdf
  • sc_beach_physical_characteristics_biodiversity_surveys_2011_metadata.csv
  • scmpabeachsite_name_lookup_table_metadata.csv
  • sc_mpa_boundaryinformation_lookup_table.csv
  • sc_mpa_boundaryinformation_lookup_table_metadata.csv
  • sc_mpa_baselineprograminformation_lookuptable_metadata.csv
  • sc_mpa_baselineprograminformation_lookuptable.csv
  • oceanspaces_datauseattribution.pdf
May 07, 2015
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Download Data Package 255 255 Downloads
  • sc_beach_physical_characteristics_monthlysurveys_2011_2013.csv
  • sc_beach_sediment_2011-13all.csv
  • scmpabeach_site_name_lookup_table.csv
  • methods_and_sampling_metadata_rapid_surveys_monthly_physical_characteristics.pdf
  • sc_beach_physical_characteristics_monthlysurveys_2011_2013_metadata.csv
  • sc_beach_sediment_2011_2013all_metadata.csv
  • scmpabeachsite_name_lookup_table_metadata.csv
  • sc_mpa_boundaryinformation_lookup_table.csv
  • sc_mpa_boundaryinformation_lookup_table_metadata.csv
  • sc_mpa_baselineprograminformation_lookuptable_metadata.csv
  • sc_mpa_baselineprograminformation_lookuptable.csv
  • oceanspaces_datauseattribution.pdf
May 07, 2015
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Download Data Package 240 240 Downloads
  • sc_beach_biodiversity_2011.csv
  • scmpabeach_site_name_lookup_table.csv
  • sc_beach_biodiversity_taxonomy_lookup_table.csv
  • methods_and_sampling_metadata_intertidal_biodiversity_surveys_of_sandy_beaches.pdf
  • sc_beach_biodiversity_2011_metadata.csv
  • scmpabeachsite_name_lookup_table_metadata.csv
  • sc_beach_biodiversity_taxonomy_lookup_table_metadata.csv
  • sc_mpa_boundaryinformation_lookup_table.csv
  • sc_mpa_boundaryinformation_lookup_table_metadata.csv
  • sc_mpa_baselineprograminformation_lookuptable_metadata.csv
  • sc_mpa_baselineprograminformation_lookuptable.csv
  • oceanspaces_datauseattribution.pdf
May 07, 2015
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Download Data Package 143 143 Downloads
  • sc_mpa_beachwrackcover_monthly_2011_2013.csv
  • sc_mpa_beach_site_name_lookup_table.csv
  • sc_mpa_beachwrack_macrophyte_species_lookup_table.csv
  • methods_and_sampling_metadata_monthly_surveys_of_macrophyte_wrack_cover_and_composition.pdf
  • sc_mpa_beachwrackcover_monthly_2011_2013_metadata.csv
  • sc_mpa_beach_site_name_lookup_table_metadata.csv
  • sc_mpa_beachwrack_macrophyte_species_lookup_table_metadata.csv
  • sc_mpa_boundaryinformation_lookup_table.csv
  • sc_mpa_boundaryinformation_lookup_table_metadata.csv
  • sc_mpa_baselineprograminformation_lookuptable_metadata.csv
  • sc_mpa_baselineprograminformation_lookuptable.csv
  • oceanspaces_datauseattribution.pdf
March 24, 2015
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