Sarah Gilman
Associate Professor of Biology
Office: Keck Science Center 13
Phone: 909-607-0715
Office Hours: M and Th 9am-11am, or by appointment
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Educational Background:
B.S. Stanford University
Ph.D. University of California, Davis
Courses Taught:
Bio 064L The Living Sea
Bio 169L Marine Ecology
Bio 44L Introductory Biology
Bio 147 Biogeography
Biol 175 Applied Biostatistics
Research Interests:
Marine Ecology
Climate Change Ecology
Thesis Topics:
Students in my lab work on ecological questions involving coastal marine invertebrates. Past/current projects include:
  • The preference of predatory snails for native and nonnative oysters in Newport Bay
  • The effect of temperature on the metabolic rates of intertidal animals
  • The effects of air and water temperature on the feeding rates of predatory snails
  • Using sound to monitor the feeding behavior of predatory snails
  • The growth and survival of intertidal barnacles under warm and cool temperatures
Selected Publications List: Click to open new window.
1.   Helmuth, B., Broitman, B., Yamane, L., Gilman, S.E., Mach, K., Mislan, K.A.S, and M.W. Denny . (2010). Organismal climatology: analyzing environmental variability at scales relevant to physiological stress. Journal of Experimental Biology   213: 995-1003.
2.   Gilman, S.E., M. Urban, J. Tewksbury, G.W. Gilchrist, and R.D. Holt . (2010). A framework for community interactions under climate change. Trends in Ecology and Evolution   25: 325-331. Article
3.   Yamane, L and S.E. Gilman. . (2009). Opposite responses by an intertidal predator to increasing aquatic and aerial temperatures. Marine Ecology Progress Series   393: 27-36. Article