|Dept:||Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences|
- Ph.D., Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (UCSD), 2005.
- A.B., Biology, Harvard University, 1995.
I am interested in the management and conservation of marine organisms using scientifically informed, innovative, and place-based approaches such as marine reserves. My research has focused on larval transport and population connectivity of marine invertebrates in coastal environments. In addition, I spent eight years working as a biologist for the National Park Service, monitoring rocky intertidal ecosystems and providing guidance for park managers to make informed decisions.
I teach a variety of courses including those focusing on Ecology, Marine Ecology, Conservation Biology, and Zoology.
- Bonnie J. Becker and Peter A. Selkin. February 2009, posting date. Marine Reserve Design: Simulating Stakeholder Options. Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology, Vol. 6: Experiment #3 (online). http://tiee.ecoed.net/vol/v6/experiments/marine_reserve/abstract.html.
- Becker, B.J. 2006. Status and Trends of Ecological Health and Human Use of the Cabrillo National Monument Rocky Intertidal Zone (1990- 2005). Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/PWR/CABR/NRTR 2006/03. National Park Service, Seattle, Washington. 195 pp. http://faculty.washington.edu/bjbecker/CABR_TPMon_15Year_final.pdf.
- Becker, B.J., Fodrie, F.J., McMillan, P., and L.A. Levin. 2005. Spatial and temporal variation in trace elemental fingerprints of mytilid mussel shells: a precursor to invertebrate larval tracking. Limnology and Oceanography 50:48-61. http://levin.ucsd.edu/levin_publications/becker_et_al_2005b.pdf.
- Becker, B.J., Tegner, M.J., and P.K. Dayton. 2004. Chapter 3Tidepools and Kelp Forests: Nearshore Environments. In Understanding the Life of Point Loma. Cabrillo National Monument Foundation, San Diego, CA. 184 pp.
- Roy, K., Collins, A.G., Becker, B.J., Begovic, E., and J.M. Engle. 2003. Anthropogenic impacts and historical decline in body size of rocky intertidal gastropods in southern California. Ecology Letters 6:205-211.