- Ph.D., Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2005
- M.A., Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2003
- B.S., Biology, Cal Poly at San Luis Obispo, 1996
Areas of Emphasis or Expertise
- Marine Biology
Michael Behrens is Associate Professor of Biology and a marine ecologist at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. He received his Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. His research primarily focuses on the larval ecology of bivalves, disease ecology of marine invertebrates, and community-based monitoring. In addition to this, Mike has worked with environmental education programs in California and Washington, most recently serving various roles with Harbor WildWatch, in Gig Harbor, WA.