Joe Tyburczy

joe tyburczy
California Sea Grant Extension Specialist
University Affiliation: University of California, San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography | Humboldt State University (Adjunct)
Extension Team / jtyburczy@ucsd.edu / (707) 443-8369

Joe Tyburczy (pronounced tuh-BUR-zee) is California Sea Grant Extension’s northernmost Specialist and is based in Humboldt County, where he is also an adjunct at Humboldt State University. Tyburczy is a marine ecologist interested in understanding the effects of environmental change (e.g. climate), policies, and management decisions on species and ecosystems. He engages in research, outreach, and education in order to fill gaps in knowledge and promote environmental conservation, sustainable use of marine resources, and the long-term security and prosperity of coastal communities – especially those of California’s North Coast. Tyburczy earned his PhD from Oregon State University and his BS in Biology from Stanford.

Expertise

  • Ocean acidification and impacts on oyster aquaculture
  • Monitoring and restoration of eelgrass and kelps
  • Marine Protected Area (MPA) monitoring
  • Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and impacts on fisheries
  • Sea level rise adaptation

Research

Tyburczy identifies pressing environmental and marine resource challenges and works to address them through collaborative, applied research. Ongoing projects include: investigating ocean acidification, its impact on oyster aquaculture, and the degree to which eelgrass counteracts it in Humboldt Bay; Bay-wide monitoring of eelgrass distribution and the feasibility of restoring eelgrass via substrate remediation; and monitoring rocky reef fish inside/outside of marine protected areas along the North Coast as part of the California Collaborative Fisheries Research Program

Extension and Outreach

Tyburczy is the coordinator of the Humboldt Bay Initiative (HBI), an informal collaborative effort by local stakeholders to plan and implement ecosystem-based management (EBM). Working with HBI and its associated non-profit, the Coastal Ecosystems Institute of Northern California, Tyburczy leads organization of the Humboldt Bay Symposium, a biennial conference for the general public of this region focused on local coastal and marine research, restoration efforts, and proposed development.

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Selected Publications

Richmond, L, W Fisher, W Smith, S Hackett, J Tyburczy. 2018. Humboldt Bay shellfish mariculture business survey: assessing economic conditions and impact. Report. 27 pp. Full-text

Nielsen, K, J Stachowicz, H Carter, K Boyer, M Bracken, F Chan, F Chavez, K Hovel, M Kent, K Nickols, J Ruesink, J Tyburczy, S Wheeler. 2018. Emerging understanding of the potential role of seagrass and kelp as an ocean acidification management tool in California. California Ocean Science Trust, Oakland, California, USA. Report. 18 pp. Download PDF

Mulligan, T, J Tyburczy, J Staton, I Kelmartin, D Barrett. 2017. Baseline characterization of fish communities associated with nearshore rocky reefs in the Northern California Marine Protected Area Study Region. Report. 79pp. Download PDF

Craig, S, J Tyburczy, I Aiello, R Laucci, A Kinziger, P Raimondi, M Miner, R Gaddam, K Ammann, M George, L Anderson, D Lohse, M Douglas, N Fletcher, J Lopiccolo, K Hinterman. 2017. Baseline characterization of rocky intertidal ecosystems along the North Coast of California. Report. 119pp. Download PDF

Bonicelli, J, J Tyburczy, FJ Tapia, GR Finke, M Parragué, S Dudas, BA Menge, SA Navarrete. 2016. Diel vertical migration and cross-shore distribution of barnacle and bivalve larvae in the central Chile inner-shelf. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 485: 35– 46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2016.08.013

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Joe Tyburczy (pronounced tuh-BUR-zee) is California Sea Grant Extension’s northernmost Specialist and is based in Humboldt County, where he is also an adjunct at Humboldt State University. Tyburczy is a marine ecologist interested in understanding the effects of environmental change (e.g. climate), policies, and management decisions on species and ecosystems. He engages in research, outreach, and education in order to fill gaps in knowledge and promote environmental conservation, sustainable use of marine resources, and the long-term security and prosperity of coastal communities – especially those of California’s North Coast. Tyburczy earned his PhD from Oregon State University and his BS in Biology from Stanford.

Expertise

  • Ocean acidification and impacts on oyster aquaculture
  • Monitoring and restoration of eelgrass and kelps
  • Marine Protected Area (MPA) monitoring
  • Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and impacts on fisheries
  • Sea level rise adaptation

Research

Tyburczy identifies pressing environmental and marine resource challenges and works to address them through collaborative, applied research. Ongoing projects include: investigating ocean acidification, its impact on oyster aquaculture, and the degree to which eelgrass counteracts it in Humboldt Bay; Bay-wide monitoring of eelgrass distribution and the feasibility of restoring eelgrass via substrate remediation; and monitoring rocky reef fish inside/outside of marine protected areas along the North Coast as part of the California Collaborative Fisheries Research Program

Extension and Outreach

Tyburczy is the coordinator of the Humboldt Bay Initiative (HBI), an informal collaborative effort by local stakeholders to plan and implement ecosystem-based management (EBM). Working with HBI and its associated non-profit, the Coastal Ecosystems Institute of Northern California, Tyburczy leads organization of the Humboldt Bay Symposium, a biennial conference for the general public of this region focused on local coastal and marine research, restoration efforts, and proposed development.

Featured Outreach Products

Selected Publications

Richmond, L, W Fisher, W Smith, S Hackett, J Tyburczy. 2018. Humboldt Bay shellfish mariculture business survey: assessing economic conditions and impact. Report. 27 pp. Full-text

Nielsen, K, J Stachowicz, H Carter, K Boyer, M Bracken, F Chan, F Chavez, K Hovel, M Kent, K Nickols, J Ruesink, J Tyburczy, S Wheeler. 2018. Emerging understanding of the potential role of seagrass and kelp as an ocean acidification management tool in California. California Ocean Science Trust, Oakland, California, USA. Report. 18 pp. Download PDF

Mulligan, T, J Tyburczy, J Staton, I Kelmartin, D Barrett. 2017. Baseline characterization of fish communities associated with nearshore rocky reefs in the Northern California Marine Protected Area Study Region. Report. 79pp. Download PDF

Craig, S, J Tyburczy, I Aiello, R Laucci, A Kinziger, P Raimondi, M Miner, R Gaddam, K Ammann, M George, L Anderson, D Lohse, M Douglas, N Fletcher, J Lopiccolo, K Hinterman. 2017. Baseline characterization of rocky intertidal ecosystems along the North Coast of California. Report. 119pp. Download PDF

Bonicelli, J, J Tyburczy, FJ Tapia, GR Finke, M Parragué, S Dudas, BA Menge, SA Navarrete. 2016. Diel vertical migration and cross-shore distribution of barnacle and bivalve larvae in the central Chile inner-shelf. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 485: 35– 46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2016.08.013

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

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