Dianna Padilla

Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolution

Stony Brook University


Dr. Padilla's major interests are (1) Marine and freshwater ecology, conservation biology and restoration,  (2) Invasion biology and the patterns of spread and impacts of invading species in freshwater and marine ecosystems, (3) Functional ecology including studies of phenotypic plasticity, inducible defenses and offenses, (4) Impacts of environmental change on marine ecosystems, including blooms of harmful algae and their impacts on early life stages of animals.