Richard Dugdale

Adjunct Professor of Biology and Senior Research Scientist for the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies
Area of expertise: 

Biological and equatorial oceanography

Distribution and effects of nutrients on phytoplankton

Biological dynamics of upwelling along the Pacific Coast

El Niño


Richard Dugdale co-directs a phytoplankton ecology laboratory at the Romberg Tiburon Center at San Francisco State University. The main focus of the lab is to understand inorganic nutrient (nitrate, ammonium, phosphate and silicate) inputs and fluxes into the coastal ocean and estuaries and how these nutrients affect phytoplankton populations and processes. The lab is involved in a variety of projects around the world, exploring nutrient and phytoplankton dynamics and how they shape ocean primary production and global climate.
Highest Degree: 
Ph.D., Zoology, University of Wisconsin
Office Phone: 
(415) 338-3518