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Brian R. Silliman, Rachel Carson Associate Professor of Marine Conservation Biology and Marine Science and Conservation Leadership

Brian R. Silliman

Brian Silliman is the Rachel Carson Associate Professor of Marine Conservation Biology. He holds both B.A. and M.S. degrees from the University of Virginia, and completed his Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Brown University. Dr. Silliman was named a David H. Smith Conservation Fellow with The Nature Conservancy in 2004 and a Visiting Professor with the Royal Netherlands Society of Arts and Sciences in 2011. He has also received several awards, including the Young Investigator Award from the American Society of Naturalists (2006), a Young Investigator Grant Award from the Andrew Mellon Foundation (2007), and a NSF Career Grant Award (2011). Dr. Silliman has published 13 book chapters and over 90 peer reviewed journal articles, and co-edited two books Human Impacts on Salt Marshes: A Global Perspective (with T. Grosholtz and M. D. Bertness) and Marine Community Ecology (with M. Bertness, J. Bruno and J. Stachowicz). His teaching and research are focused on community ecology, conservation and restoration, global change, plant–animal interactions, and evolution and ecological consequences of cooperative behavior.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  135 Duke Marine Lab Road, Beaufort, NC 28516
Office Phone:  (252) 504-7635
Email Address: send me a message
Division:  Division of Marine Science and Conservat

Education:

Ph.D.Brown University2004
Specialties:

ecology
conservation biology
marine science
Curriculum Vitae
Current Ph.D. Students  

  • Liz Schrack  
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. He, Q; Silliman, BR; van de Koppel, J; Cui, B, Weather fluctuations affect the impact of consumers on vegetation recovery following a catastrophic die-off., Ecology, vol. 100 no. 1 (January, 2019), pp. e02559 [doi]  [abs]
  2. Griffin, JN; Silliman, BR, Predator size-structure and species identity determine cascading effects in a coastal ecosystem., Ecology and Evolution, vol. 8 no. 24 (December, 2018), pp. 12435-12442, WILEY [doi]  [abs]
  3. Shaver, EC; Burkepile, DE; Silliman, BR, Publisher Correction: Local management actions can increase coral resilience to thermally-induced bleaching, Nature Ecology and Evolution, vol. 2 no. 7 (July, 2018), pp. 1189-1189, Springer Nature [doi]  [abs]
  4. Silliman, BR; He, Q, Physical Stress, Consumer Control, and New Theory in Ecology., Trends in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 33 no. 7 (July, 2018), pp. 492-503 [doi]  [abs]
  5. Shaver, EC; Burkepile, DE; Silliman, BR, Local management actions can increase coral resilience to thermally-induced bleaching., Nature Ecology and Evolution, vol. 2 no. 7 (July, 2018), pp. 1075-1079 [doi]  [abs]


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