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
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 211 211 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 190 190 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 205 205 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 205 205 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 201 201 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 187 187 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 106 106 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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