Tennenbaum Marine Observatories Network
Smithsonian Marine Station
M.Sc. Marine Sciences, University of Connecticut (2009)
B.S. Biology, Humboldt State University (2005)
Dean is a biologist for the MarineGEO program and stationed at the Smithsonian Marine Station in Ft. Pierce, Florida. He has been with the Smithsonian for over 10 years and leads all MarineGEO activities at Ft. Pierce, including annual monitoring of all major habitats within the Indian River Lagoon. Dean’s research interests include how habitat and consumer-mediated interactions influence biodiversity, with particular interests on the impact of artificial habitats (docks, marinas, seawalls) and non-native species on community composition at both local and global scales.