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Edward H. Boyer, Ph.D. - Co-director Kino Bay Center for Cultural and Ecological Studies and Environmental Studies Faculty

 
Edward  H. Boyer, Ph.D.
 

Academic Statement (Return to top)

Before coming to Prescott College in 1992, Ed was a member of the Science Faculty at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah(1989-1992),and prior to that held faculty positions at Arizona Western College in Yuma Arizona (1992), Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona, and the International Institute of Applied Physiology, also in Tucson. He has also held adjunct positions with Norhern Arizona University and Yavapai College.

Ed's primary role at Prescott College is as the Co-director of the Kino Bay Center for Cultural and Ecological Studies in Sonora, Mexico. The Kino Bay Center is the college's field research and education station on the shores of the Gulf of California (http://www.prescott.edu/kino-bay-center/index.html). As Co-director, Ed has been involved in the administration, long-range planning, program development and funding of the Kino Bay Center. As a longstanding member of the Organization of Biological Field Stations (OBFS http://www.obfs.org) he has participated in the promotion and funding of field research at the national and interntional levels. Ed is also a faculty member in the Environmental Studies Program teaching classes in Biological Principles, Marine Studies, Diversity of Marine Life, Field Methods for Marine Ecology, Biological Principles and Oceanoghraphy, and Surfing and Oceanographic Principles of Wave Dynamics.

 

 

Background & Experience

Selected Publications (Return to top)

Meltzer, L., Virginia Jiménez-Serranía, Tad Pfister, Abram Fleishman, Jennie Duberstein, Gabriela Suárez-Gracida, Ed Boyer, Juan Pablo Galván, David Hanna, Lisa Floyd-Hanna, Chris Dodge and Andrómeda Rivera.2009.“Isla Alcatraz: A decade of collaborative research, education, conservation,and management”. Poster presented at: the Encuentro Nacional Para la Conservación y el Ddesarrollo Sustentable de las Islas de México. June 2009. Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. Presentation

Meltzer, L., T. Pfister, and E. Boyer. 2004. An integrated approach to the Management of Alcatraz Island, Sonora,Mexico. The Gulf of California Conference Proceedings. Tucson, Az. June 13-16, 2004

Pfister, T, L. Meltzer, and E. Boyer. 2004. Environmental Education in Kino Bay, Sonora: A Tool for conservation. The Gulf of California Conference 2004 Proceedings. Tucson, Az. June 13-16, 2004.

Boyer, E.H. 2001. The Intertidal Community of the Bahia Kino Region. In:Prescott College Course Reader for the Kino Bay Region. M. Riegner editor. Prescott College Publications.

Boyer, E.H. 1999. Kino Bay Center for Cultural and Ecological Studies Station News. OBFS News. 1999 (2) p.19. Organization of Biological Field Stations.

Boyer, E.H. 1988. Where have all the Starfish gone? C.E.D.O. Newsletter, Vol. 1 (1): pp 4-5. Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans, Tucson, Arizona /Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico.

Boyer, E.H. 1987. The natural disappearance of a top carnivore and its impact on an intertidal invertebrate community: The interplay of temperature and predation on community structure. Ph.D Diss., University of Arizona.

Magatagan, M.D., Boyer, E.H., and P.J. Turk. 1985. Report on Phocoena sinus and other common marine mammals of the Puerto Penasco Sonora, Mexico, area of the Northern Gulf of California. In: Memorias del 8th Reunion International Para el Estudio de los Mamiferos Marinos de la Peninsula de Baja, California. La Paz California, BC.S. 1983.

Mackie, S.A. and E.H. Boyer. 1977. Intertidal zonation of macroscopic invertebrates on the coquina reef at Playa de Estacion, Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico. Bios148:120-128.


Presentations (Return to top)

Meltzer, L., T. Pfister,and E. Boyer. 2004. An integrated approach to the Management of Alcatraz Island, Sonora, Mexico. The Gulf of California Conference Proceedings. Tucson,
Az. June 13-16, 2004

Pfister, T, L. Meltzer, and E. Boyer. 2004. Environmental Education in Kino Bay, Sonora: A Tool for conservation. The Gulf of California Conference 2004 Proceedings. Tucson, Az. June 13-16, 2004.


Research (Return to top)

Major research interests have included marine intertidal ecology, "keystone predators", foodweb complexity and stability, especially the function of disturbance and temperature change as it impacts diversity and community structure in the Gulf of California.
Other areas of interest have included work on the Gulf of California Harbor Porpoise (Phocoena sinus),and intertidal ecology of the Kino Bay Region (Rocky Shores and Mangrove Estuaries)


Awards, Grants, & Honors (Return to top)

Awards, Grants, & Honors
GRANTS:
Recipient of NSF Field Stations and Marine Labs Grant. 2007. Award #DBI 0734112.
Amount of award. $167,429. “Facilities Improvements for the Prescott College Kino Bay Center for Cultural and Ecological Studies”. Ed Boyer, P.I. ($170K)

Recipient of NSF Major Research Instrumentation Grant, 2002 Award # DBI-0216594. Amount of award - $98,556. Title “Acquisition of Equipment for Research at the Prescott College Kino Bay Center for Cultural and Ecological Studies

Recipient NSF Field Station and Marine Labs Planning Grant, 1997. Award # DBI-9724701. Amount of award - $8,818. P.I. Brought together 35 representatives from around the U.S. and Mexico for planning marine research, conservation and education in the Kino Bay region of the Gulf of California.

Recipient of National Science Foundation Undergraduate Faculty Enhancement Program Grant, 1991.


Education (Return to top)

A.S. Engineering, University of Southern California, 1973-1975


B.S. Zoology, Arizona State University, 1978, Summa Cum Laude

M.S. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, 1981

Ph.D. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, 1987 Dissertation title: The natural disappearance of a top carnivore and its impact on an intertidal invertebrate community: The interplay of temperature and predation on community structure. Ph.D Diss., University of Arizona.


 

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