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Professor, Biology, UNC-CH


Dr. John Bruno is a marine ecologist and Professor in the Department of Biology at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research is focused on marine biodiversity and macroecology, coral reef ecology and conservation, and the impacts of climate change on marine ecosystems. He earned his Ph.D. from Brown University in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and was a postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University in disease ecology. His lab group primarily works in the Galápagos and the Caribbean – including Belize, the Bahamas, and Cuba.

Research Projects

  • Taxonomy of Marine Algae in the Galápagos Islands
  • The Role of Temperature in Regulating Herbivory and Algal Biomass in Upwelling Systems with Maggie Brandt, funded by the National Science Foundation

Publications