John D. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

Assignment: Joe Tyburczy spent 2010 in Washington, D.C., providing marine science and policy expertise to a lawmaker.


Joe earned a PhD in marine ecology under Drs. Bruce Menge and Jane Lubchenco at Oregon State University. He did his B.S. in biology at Stanford where he studied at Hopkins Marine Station in Monterey, CA.

Professional and Research Interests

Joe is a marine ecologist interested in understanding the effects on species and ecosystems of environmental changes (especially climate) and of policy and management decisions. His current research efforts are focused in two general areas: collaborative fisheries research and broader ecosystem research. Since 2012, he has served as a Coastal Extension Specialist for California Sea Grant, one of our sister programs, where he is focused on conducting collaborative, applied research to fill gaps in knowledge that will promote sustainable use of marine resources, environmental conservation, and long-term security and prosperity of coastal communities

Learn more from his California Sea Grant profile.