Steve Gaines

Professor, Dean of the Bren School
Dean of the Bren School

Contact Phone

(805) 893-7363

Office Location

Bren Hall 2410


Marine Community Ecology, Conservation Biology, Biostatistics, and Fisheries

Faculty in EEMB and the Bren School



  • Ph.D., Ecology, Oregon State University
  • B.S., Biology, University of California, Irvine


Steven Gaines's research focuses on marine ecology and conservation, sustainable fisheries, the design of marine reserves, and the impact of climate change on ocean ecosystems. 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. Professor Gaines 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.


Please view Steve Gaines Curriculum Vitae for a full list of publications.