Monique Myers is a California Sea Grant Extension Specialist based in Santa Barbara. Her work broadly addresses resilient coastal communities and healthy coastal ecosystems, which are key focal areas for California Sea Grant. Myers has a diverse array of projects and collaborates with a variety of government agencies, nonprofit groups, students, university researchers and other stakeholders.
- Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation
- Coastal Ecosystems
- Science Education
- Citizen Science
Myers’ research includes a variety of projects related to climate change, citizen science, and coastal ecosystems. In the area of climate change, Myers is working on research to provide information to reduce impacts to our coasts and help plan for adaptation to inevitable changes. Myers also investigates impacts to, benefits from and conservation of coastal ecosystems.
Extension and Outreach
Myers’ extension work brings her in close contact with many in the Santa Barbara community. She leads citizen science and education programs and topical workshops. Her extension work also involves public information campaigns including websites and information sheets on a variety of topics including water conservation, storm water management, beach ecosystems, and reef-friendly aquariums.
Featured outreach projects
- CoAST SB: Community Alliance for Surveying the Topography of Sandy Beaches
- Explore Beach Ecosystems of Southern California
- Reef Friendly Aquariums Website
Myers M, et al., 2019. A multidisciplinary coastal vulnerability assessment for local government focused on ecosystems, Santa Barbara area, California. Ocean and Coastal Management, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2019.104921
Langridge R. Barnard, P., Basu, R., Berg, N., Brumbaugh, D., Chen, Y., Chen, N., D’Antonio, C., Dugan J., East, A., Fox, L., Hannah, L., Herbst, D., Kreitler, J., Loik, M., Myers, M., Nolan, M., Pearson, D., Sankey, J., Snyder, M., Sinervo, B., Smith, C., Torregrosa, A., Tourte, L., and Tague, C. 2018 Central Coast Summary Report. California’s Fourth Climate Assessment. Publication SUM-CCCA4-2018-006 http://www.climateassessment.ca.gov/regions/docs/20180827-CentralCoast.pdf
Monique R. Myers, Cayan, D. R., Iacobellis, S. F., Melack, J. M., Beighley, R. E., Barnard, P. L., Dugan, J. E. and Page, H. M., 2017. Santa Barbara Area Coastal Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment. CASG-17-009.
Monique R. Myers and Richard F. Ambrose. 2015. Salt Marsh Reduces Fecal Indicator Bacteria Input to Coastal Waters in Southern California. Bulletin of the S. California Academy of Sciences: Vol. 114: Iss. 2.
Monique R. Myers and Richard F. Ambrose 2012. A Student and Teacher Watershed and Wetland Education Program: Extension to Promote Community Social-Ecological Resilience. Journal of Extension: Vol. 50 Iss. 4.
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)