Steven Cunningham


I am interested in community structure, trophic ecology, and system productivity. I analyze systems and their associated species by quantitative/ qualitative modeling and classic field experimentation. Being a graduate student at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories lends a unique opportunity to study one of the most productive systems in the world: the kelp forests of central California. I aim to identify the biotic and abiotic factors leading to the high productivity of these systems and assess their relative strengths.

More to come soon.

 I am currently collaborating with faculty at Stanford and UC Santa Cruz on creating a quantitative model of a local estuary system. We are attempting to model the changes in the community over the past 30 years due to human impacts and the successful reintroduction of apex predators.

Steven Cunningham
Phycology Lab
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
8272 Moss Landing Rd
Moss Landing, CA 95039
Office (831) 771-4421
Cell (916) 730-9299