Calvin is a first year Ph.D. student (joined Fall 2020) advised by Dr. Mark Carr in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department. His previous research experience is in subtidal ecology in the Galápagos islands and seagrass ecology in the Caribbean/Gulf of Mexico. He also has a passion for data science and has taught workshops on how to effectively use the R statistical software for data analysis and visualization. At UCSC, Calvin will study the community ecology of kelp forest ecosystems across the California coastline with a focus on their resilience to - and recovery from - marine heat waves and climate change. He is also interested in understanding the functions and services that these ecosystems provide to coastal communities.