Dr. Giacomo Bernardi

Fish Biologist – Ecological Connectivity


  • Professor in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Monitors fish abundance & distribution on the island of Moorea, French Polynesia for the Moorea Coral Reef Long Term Ecological Research Program (LTER)
  • Applies molecular biology techniques to evaluate the levels of genetic connectivity between fish populations. Determining how populations of fish become genetically distinct has implications in the designation & management of marine protected areas
  • PostDoc (Fundulus Population Genetics): with Dennis A. Powers at Stanford’s Hopkins Marine Station – Pacific Grove, California
  • Ph.D.(Fish Genomics): University of Paris, France