We acknowledge that we live and work on the unceded ancestral lands and waters of the Chumash people. We are grateful to the traditional custodians who have stewarded these lands and waters throughout the generations and continue to do so today. We acknowledge that the University of California was founded upon the exclusions and erasures of many Indigenous peoples, including the Chumash People on whose lands UCSB is located. As scholars and students in the UC system, we recognize that we have benefited from the systemic oppression of Indigenous peoples and are committed to the ongoing process of reconciliation.

To learn more about the lands where you live, work and conduct research, visit the interactive maps on the Native Land website: https://native-land.ca/

To learn more about decolonizing conservation, check out the reading list compiled by Sara Cannon:
Cannon, Sara E. (2019). Decolonizing Conservation: A Reading List. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4429220

Eliason Lab

Main Dry Lab

We are located on the ground floor of Bio II, room 1139.

Person pipetting at a fume hood.

Seawater Lab

Our seawater lab is small but mighty! We have 36 medium (25 gallon) tanks and 18 small (10 gallon) tanks with flow-through seawater. Each tank is equipped with 3 sources of seawater (ambient, chilled, heated) so they can be maintained at a static, constant temperature or they can fluctuate diurnally. We also have two seawater Environmental Chambers for experiments (respirometry, swim trials etc.).

Field Sites

California Coast

California Freshwater

Oregon Freshwater

British Columbia Marine & Freshwater

Gump Research Station, Mo’orea

Cape Eleuthera Institute, The Bahamas