Marine ecology and behavioral ecology — Reef-associated organisms — Integration of science and humanities through marine field studies
Paul C. Sikkel
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., University of California-San Diego; M.S., Ph.D., Oregon State University
Current research focuses on reproductive ecology, diel activity patterns, and host-parasite-cleaner interactions on coral reefs, and how climate-induced changes in the reef environment influence these activities. Sikkel has involved undergraduates in coral reef research and taught field courses in marine ecology for the past 15 years. Sikkel's research has appeared in professional journals such as Animal Behavior, Behavioral Ecology, and Marine Ecology Progress Series. His work has also appeared in popular outlets such as Natural History and National Geographic magazines, the award-winning film Seasons in the Sea, and the television series National Geographic: Wild Chronicles.