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Edwin (Ted) Grosholz, Ph.D.

Dept. of Environmental Science and Policy
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA


Ted Grosholz is a Professor and the Alexander and Elizabeth Swantz Specialist in Cooperative Extension in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy. He received his B.A. in Biology from Brown University and his Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a benthic marine ecologist who coastal and inland water resources with a particular focus on invasive species, climate change and habitat restoration. His work includes understanding the impacts of introduced animals and plants in coastal ecosystems, the consequences of climate change for bays and estuaries, and the restoration of native oysters, eelgrass beds and salt marshes.

Ted has published over 100 scholarly articles including peer-reviewed publications, reports, book chapters, and a co-edited book “Human Impacts on Salt Marshes” (University of California Press). He has also been a principal investigator on more than 50 federal and state grants and contracts investigating a range of processes influencing coastal ecosystems. He has also participated on several national and international panels and committees addressing invasive species management and related policy issues including the National Research Council (NRC), the CSIRO (Australia) Center for Research on Invasive Marine Pests (CRIMP), the Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Network (CAISN), the Western Regional Panel (WRP) of the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force (ANSTF), and the Southern California Caulerpa Action Team (SCCAT). He has co-authored federal and state invasive species management plans including the ANSTF European Green Crab Management Plan and the California Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan. He also conducts an outreach program that educates the public about the threats to ecosystem function and services posed by biological invasions and climate change and the benefits of ecosystem restoration. He has produced numerous education materials including posters, videos, pamphlets, web sites, and watch cards targeting the consumers, industries and management agencies involved with the sales and distribution of non-native aquatic species including materials published in Spanish and Chinese.

Conflict of Interest Statement

I have no personal financial interest in any actions that CISAC is likely to consider.


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