Jeffrey Dorman, Ph.D.


Jeff is the Executive Director of the Farallon Institute, overseeing day-to-day operations of the organization including: human resources, budgeting, fundraising, outreach, and communications. Jeff works closely with the board of directors and senior scientists to provide support for current projects as well as develop new directions of research and outreach for the Farallon Institute. Jeff's research interests center around biological productivity of the California Current and how climate changes might impact future productivity. His research experience includes field sampling of zooplankton off northern California as part of the CoOP:WEST program and physical and biological modeling of the California Current ecosystem while working with the Farallon Institute. Jeff has extensive teaching experience with Sea Education Association, San Francisco State University, and UC Berkeley. He earned an M.A. from San Francisco State University and a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley.

Involvement in FI projects:

Selected publications:

  • Dorman et al. 2016. Modeled connectivity of Acropora millepora populations from reefs of the Spratly Islands and the greater South China Sea. Coral Reefs.  [pdf]

  • Dorman et al. 2015. An individual-based model of the krill Euphausia pacifica in the California Current. Progress in Oceanography.  [pdf]

  • Dorman et al. 2015. Modeling krill aggregations in the central-northern California Current. Marine Ecology Progress Series.  [pdf]