David Siegel

Professor of Oceanography

Research Interests: Interdisciplinary oceanography investigating physical, biological, optical and biogeochemical couplings on micro to ocean basin scales. Specifically, satellite ocean color remote sensing and optical oceanography, scale interaction in ecological and population systems, role of radiative exchange in air-sea interactions, and data information systems.
Honors: Professional service includes serving on the science steering committee for the U.S. Joint Global Ocean Flux Study, the U.S. Surface Ocean Lower Atmosphere Study, the NASA Strategic Road Mapping Committee for Earth Sciences and Applications, the research activities panel of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, and the science panel of the state-federal process that designated no-take marine reserves around the Northern Channel Islands in California. Dr. Siegel is a Professor in Geography, Professor and Chair in the Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Marine Science, and the former Director of the Earth Research Institute.

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