Steve Gaines

Steve Gaines, PhD

Dean of the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management
University of California, Santa Barbara
Keynote Speaker–Understanding the CO2 Footprint of Protein Sources

Steve Gaines, PhD is Dean of the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UCSB and Professor of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology. Gaines Laboratory research focuses on marine ecology and conservation, sustainable fisheries, the design of marine reserves, and the impact of climate change on ocean ecosystems. Steve currently serves as a principal investigator for the Sustainable Fisheries Group, which seeks scalable solutions for the world’s fisheries through partnerships among UCSB researchers, industry leaders, NGOs and governments. He also serves as a science advisor for the Joint Ocean Commission. He has served as director of the UC Santa Barbara Marine Science Institute, and as UCSB Acting Dean of Science and Acting Vice Chancellor for Research. Steve received a PhD in Ecology from Oregon State University and a BS in Biology from University of California, Irvine.