Dean Eric Wendt, Ph.D.
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
Marine ecology and conservation with an explicit focus on generating long term data sets for management of marine resources. I have graduate students that are actively doing research in the following areas: impact of marine protected areas on fish populations, eel grass productivity, settlement and metamorphosis of byozoans, and understanding how and why invasive species become established in bays and harbors. I am also actively involved with west coast regional ocean observing networks and the CSU Council on Ocean Affairs Science and Technology (COAST). I strive to connect my scientific expertise with policy and decision makers. I find great importance in the engagement of scientists with the public and in public processes.
|Interim Director, Center for Coastal Marine SciencesCalifornia Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
|Associate Dean, College of Science and Math, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
|Professor of Biology, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
|Associate Professor of Biology, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
| Assistant Professor of Biology, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Assistant Professor of Biology, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Postdoctoral Researcher, Kewalo Marine Laboratory, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Current Research Projects:
- Integrating the MLMA and MLPA - Developing new ways to manage California's nearshore fisheries using catch data from marine protected area monitoring. Ocean Protection Council and CA Sea Grant
- Investigations into the Settlement and Attachment of Biofouling Marine Invertebrates. Office of Naval Research
- Comprehensive Assessment of Marine Coatings. Office of Naval Research
- Achieving management and conservation goals through the application of ecosystem-based management. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Selected recent publications:
Kimura, S., G.T. Waltz, J.R. Steinbeck, and D.E. Wendt (submitted) A comprehensive approach for understanding the impacts of visitation to temporally variable ecological systems. Ecological Applications
Needles, L.A. and D.E. Wendt (in revision) "Big changes to a small bay: Introduced species and long-term compositional shifts to the fouling community of Morro Bay (CA). Biological Invasions
Mireles, C., R. Nakamura, and D.E. Wendt (2012) A collaborative approach to investigate site fidelity, home range, and homing behavior of cabezon (Scorpaenichthys marmoratus). Fisheries Research 113:133-142.
Yochum, N., R.M. Starr and D.E. Wendt (2011) Utilizing fishermen knowledge and expertise: Keys to success for collaborative fisheries research. Fisheries 36: 593-605.
Caselle, J.E., J.R. Wilson, M.H. Carr, D.P. Malone, and D. E. Wendt (2010) Can we predict interannual and regional variation in delivery of pelagic juveniles to nearshore populations of rockfishes (genus Sebastes) using simple proxies of ocean conditions? CalCOFI Reports 51:91-105.
Wendt, D.E. and R.M. Starr (2009) Collaborative Research: An Effective Way to Collect Data for Stock Assessments and Evaluate Marine Protected Areas in California. Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Management, Dynamics, and Ecosystem Science. 1:315-324.
Wendt, D.E, L. Pendleton and D.L. Maruska (2009) "Morro Bay, California: A case study of ecosystem-based management through community action" Pgs. 183-200. In: K. L. McLeod and H. M. Leslie (editors). Ecosystem-Based Management for the Oceans. Island Press, Washington, DC.
McMaster, D. M., S. M. Bennett, Y. Tang, J. A. Finlay, G. L. Kowalke, B. Nedved, F. V. Bright, M. E. Callow, J. A. Callow, D. E. Wendt, M. G. Hadfield and M. R. Detty (2009) Antifouling character of 'active' hybrid xerogel coatings with sequestered catalysts for the activation of hydrogen peroxide. Biofouling 25:21-34.
Rienecke, S.J., Stephens, J.S., Jr., R. Nakamura, E. Nakada D.E. Wendt, D. Wilson-Vandenberg (2008). Spatial and temporal approaches in analyzing recreatioinal groundfish data from southern central california and their application toward marine protected areas. CalCOFI Rep., Vol. 49: 241-255.
Pérez-Roa, Rodolfo E., M.A. Anderson, D. Rittschof, B. Orihuela, D. Wendt, G.L. Kowalke, and D.R. Noguera (2008) Inhibition of barnacle (Amphibalanus amphitrite) cyprid settlement by means of localized, pulsed electric fields. Biofouling 24 (3), 177-184.
Wilson, J.R., B.R.Broitman, J.E. Caselle, and D. E. Wendt (2008) Recruitment of coastal fishes and oceanographic variability in central California. Estuarine, Coastal, and Shelf Science. 79:483-490.
Pettengill, J. B., D. E. Wendt, M. D. Schug, and M .G. Hadfield. (2007) Biofouling likely serves as a major mode of dispersal for the polychaete tubeworm Hydroides elegans as inferred from microsattelite markers. Biofouling. In press
M. E. Callow, J. A. Callow and D. E. Wendt, (2007) "Laboratory Methods to Assess the Antifouling and Foul-Release Properties of Novel, Non-biocidal Marine Coatings," in New Developments in Coatings Technology, eds. Peter Zarras, Timothy Wood, Brough Richey and Brian C. Benicewicz, ACS Symposium Series 962, American Chemical Society, Washington DC, in press, 2007, Chapter 7
Johnson, C.H. and D.E. Wendt. (2007) Availability of Dissolved Organic Matter (DOM) Offsets Ecological Costs Associated with a Protracted Larval Period for Bugula neritina (Bryozoa). Marine Biology 151: 301-311).
Stephens, J. S. Jr., D. E. Wendt, D. Wilson-Vandenberg, J. Carroll, and R. Nakamura, E. Nakada, S. Rienecke, J. Wilson. (2006) A review of the groundfish assemblage of California’s south central coast, 1980-2004. Is there an argument for regional management of this rockfish resource? CalCOFI Reports 47:140-155
Wendt D.E . and C.H. Johnson (2006) Using latent effects to determine the ecological importance of dissolved organic matter to marine invertebrates. Integrative and Comparative Biology 46:634-642.
Wendt, D.E., G.L. Kowalke, J. Kim, and I.L. Singer. (2006) Factors that influence elastomeric coating performance: the effect of coating thickness on basal plate morphology, growth and critical removal stress of the barnacle Balanus amphitrite. Biofouling 22: 1-9
Current Research Staff:
- Lenora Brewer
- Ian Robbins
- Grant Waltz
Former Research Staff:
Current Graduate Students:
- Eric Anderson
- Melissa Daugherty
- Carolyn Ewers
- Nate Hall
- Morgan Ives-Duran
- Natasha Meyers-Cherry
- Heather Price
- Grant Waltz
Former Graduate Students:
- Corbin Hodges
- Collin Johnson
- Laurel Johnston
- leslie Longabach
- Lisa Needles
- James Pettengill
- Dave Rassmussen
- Steven Reinecke
- Jono Wilson