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Marine Science Graduate Program

Theresa Sinicrope Talley, PhD

Extension Advisor, California Sea Grant Extension Program

Dr. Talley is a Marine Advisor for the California Sea Grant Extension Program, UCSD. Her research program investigates how disturbances, such as species introductions and climate change effects, influence coastal ecosystem development, restoration and function. She contributes to conservation by targeting pressing environmental issues and translating ecological findings into management strategies. She also contributes to education by engaging students, the public, managers and other scientists in research to address local marine conservation challenges. Prior to her Advisor position, she was a project scientist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and a lecturer at both UCSD and USD, where she taught various introductory biology and upper-division ecology classes.


Ph.D., University of California, Davis, Ecology M.S., San Diego State University, Biology/Ecology B.A., Connecticut College, Botany