Director, Center for Coastal Marine Science
Phone: (805) 756-2498Curriculum Vitae
I usually accept students for specific projects for which I already have funding. If you are interested in joining my lab, please contact me via email, and be sure to describe your previous experience as well as what you hope to learn by doing a MS degree. Please include: a brief description of qualifications, interest in the Cal Poly MS program and the project, followed by a short CV (2 pages max), all as a single PDF file (with the title ‘LastName_Firstname.pdf’). Please include GPA, GRE scores, relevant experience and skills for your area of interest and/or the specific project. Please include names and contact info for at least 3 references following the CV.
I will likely be accepting one student for Fall 2019 for this project: Climate change and nearshore fisheries
Our research interests fall into several broad categories within marine conservation and marine ecology but they usually involve some aspects of ecology (how do things change over space and time, and why) and the impacts of management on marine systems (how do we change and try to manage our impacts on the oceans, and what can we do better).
We have several current projects that fit into these categories, including:
(Go to works.bepress.com/bruttenb/ for a complete list and PDFs; * denotes student author)
Wang, Y. H., R. K. Walter, H. K. Farr*, C. White, B. I. Ruttenberg. 2018. Assessment of surface wind datasets for estimating offshore wind energy along the Central California coast. Renewable Energy. In press.
Glynn, P.W., A. Baker, S. Banks, I. Baums, J. Cole, M. Colgan, P. Fong, P. J. Glynn; I. Keith, D. Manzelo, B. Riegl, B. I. Ruttenberg, T. Smith, M. Vera-Zambrano. 2018. State of corals and coral reefs of the Galápagos Islands (Ecuador): past, present and future. Marine Pollution Bulletin 133: 717-733.
Adam, T. C., A. Duran, C. E. Fuchs, M. V. Roycroft*, M. Rojas, B. I. Ruttenberg, D. E. Burkepile. 2018. Comparative analysis of diet, foraging behavior and bite mechanics reveals complex functional diversity among Caribbean parrotfishes. Marine Ecology Progress Series 597: 207-220. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps12600
Ruttenberg, B. I., J. E. Caselle, A. E. Estep, A. E. Johnson, K. L. Marhaver, L. J. Richter, S. A. Sandin, M. J. A. Vermeij, J. E. Smith, D. Grenda, and A. Cannon*. 2018. Ecological assessment of the marine ecosystems of Barbuda, West Indies: Using rapid scientific assessment to inform ocean zoning and fisheries management. PLoS ONE. e0189355. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0189355
Meyers-Cherry, N. L.*, R. Nakamura, B. I. Ruttenberg, and D. E. Wendt. 2016. Spatial and temporal comparisons of gopher rockfish (Sebastes carnatus) life history and condition in south-central California. CalCOFI Reports 57: 1-8
Adam, T. C., Kelley, M., B. I. Ruttenberg, and D. E. Burkepile. 2015. Resource partitioning along multiple niche axes drives functional diversity in parrotfishes on Caribbean coral reefs. Oecologia 179: 1173-1185. doi: 10.1007/s00442-015-3406-3
Adam, T. C., D. E. Burkepile, B. I. Ruttenberg, and M. J. Paddack. 2015. Herbivory and the resilience of Caribbean coral reefs: knowledge gaps and implications for management. Marine Ecology Progress Series 520: 1-20. doi:10.3354/meps11170
Ruttenberg, B. I. and S. E. Lester. 2015. “Patterns and processes in geographic range size in coral reef fishes.” In Ecology of Fishes on Coral Reefs. C. Mora, ed. Academic Press, pp. 97-103.
Ault, J. S., S. G. Smith, J. A. Bohnsack, J. Luo, N. Zurcher, D. B. McClellan, T. A. Ziegler, D. E. Hallac, M. Patterson, M. W. Feeley, B. I. Ruttenberg, J. Hunt, D. Kimball, and B. Causey. 2013. Assessing coral reef fish population and community changes in response to marine reserves in the Dry Tortugas, Florida USA. Fisheries Research 144: 28-37. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2012.10.1007
Ruttenberg, B. I., P. J. Schofield, J. L. Akins, A. Acosta, M. W. Feeley, J. Blondeau, S. G. Smith and J. S. Ault. 2012. Rapid invasion of Indo Pacific lionfishes (Pterois volitans and Pterois miles) in the Florida Keys, USA: evidence from multiple pre- and post-invasion datasets. Bulletin of Marine Science. 88: 1051-1059. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5343/bms.2011.1108
Brandt, M. E., B. I. Ruttenberg, W. J. Miller, R. Waara, B. Witcher, A. J. Estep, and M. E. Patterson. 2012. Dynamics of an acute coral disease outbreak associated with the macroalgae Dictyota spp. in Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida, USA. Bulletin of Marine Science 88. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5343/bms.2011.1104
Walsh, S. M., S. L. Hamilton, B. I. Ruttenberg, M. K. Donovan, and S. A. Sandin. 2012. Fishing top predators indirectly affects condition and reproduction in a reef-fish community. Journal of Fish Biology 80: 519-537. doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2011.03209.x
Ruttenberg, B. I., S. L. Hamilton, S. M. Walsh, M. K. Donovan, A. Freidlander, E. DeMartini, E. Sala, and S. A. Sandin. 2011. Demographic shifts in coral reef fish communities across a gradient of human disturbance. PLoS One 6(6): e21062. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0021062
Ruttenberg, B. I. and E. F. Granek. 2011. Bridging the marine-terrestrial disconnect in coastal zone science and management. Marine Ecology Progress Series 434:203-212.
Lester, S. E., B. S. Halpern, K. Grorud-Colvert, J. Lubchenco, B. I. Ruttenberg, S. D. Gaines, S. Airamé, and R. R. Warner. 2009. Biological effects within no-take marine reserves: a global synthesis. Marine Ecology Progress Series 384: 33-46.