Rachel Carson College Faculty Fellows

Sikina Jinnah

Sikina Jinnah is Rachel Carson College's new faculty chair!

The Chair of the Faculty is an Academic Senate member, other than the Provost, who is elected by the college Faculty to serve a two year term, and will serve as a member of the Executive Committee.

Dr. Jinnah is an Associate Professor in the Politics Department, an affiliated faculty member in the Environmental Studies Department, and a 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellow. Her research focuses on the shifting locations of power and influence in global environmental governance, and in particular the role of transnational actors in environmental decision-making. Her most recent projects examine how key norms in global climate politics shape power relations, the role of U.S. preferential trade agreements in shaping environmental policy in trading partner nations, and the politics of climate engineering governance. 

Kristy Kroeker
  • Title
    • Associate professor
  • Division Physical & Biological Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Department
    • Institute of Marine Sciences
  • Affiliations Environmental Studies Department
  • Phone
    831-459-5022 (Office)
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • CSC Coastal Biology Building, 221
  • Office Hours By Appointment
  • Mail Stop CBB/EE Biology
  • Mailing Address
    • 113 McAllister Way
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Climate Change, Coastal Science, Ecology, Geochemistry, Marine Biology, Marine Sciences, Environmental Policy, Ocean Studies, Science Communication, Sustainability

Summary of Expertise

Community ecology, species interactions, global change biology, marine ecology

Research Interests

Coastal sustainability, climate change, multiple stressors, social-ecological systems, policy and management

Selected Publications

  • Kroeker KJ, Micheli F and MC Gambi. (2013) Community dynamics and ecosystem simplification in a high-CO2 ocean. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA., 110: 12721-12726.
  • Kroeker KJ, Micheli F and MC Gambi. (2013). Ocean acidification causes ecosystem shifts via altered competitive interactions. Nature Climate Change, 3: 156-159.
  • Strong A, Kroeker KJ, Teneva L, Mease LA, and R Kelly (2014). Ocean Acidification 2.0: Managing our changing coastal ocean chemistry BioScience.
  • Kroeker KJ, Kordas RL, Crim RN and GG Singh. (2010). Meta-analysis reveals negative yet variable effects of ocean acidification on marine organisms. Ecology Letters 13: 1419–1434.