The department staff is involved in a variety of research projects on the ecology of local vertebrate populations. Our studies include impacts of introduced species on native populations, conservation of threatened and endangered species, and the health and trends affecting local marine mammal populations.
Feel free to contact us with your questions about local and exotic vertebrate species, click on our email address below, or phone us at (805) 682-4711.
Paul W. Collins, M.A.
Curator, ext. 154
Specialist in terrestrial mammals, reptiles and amphibians, birds
Krista A. Fahy, Ph.D.
Associate Curator, ext. 155
Specialist in birds, vertebrate ecology