Anya L. Brown

Anya Brown

Position Title
Assistant Professor

  • Evolution and Ecology
208 Bodega Marine Lab

Research Interests

Anya Brown studies community ecology, particularly in coral reefs. She explores how variation in traits, including host-associated microbes, influence species responses to stress, species interactions, adaptive plasticity, and the trajectory of communities. She combines observational studies, field and lab experiments, and uses molecular tools in her approach to answering questions in marine environments. Based at the Bodega Marine Lab, the Brown Lab will encourage students to explore questions that can be asked across different marine systems, particularly coral reefs and the local coastal systems. Brown is passionate about conducting scientific research and teaching, and creating an inclusive scientific community.

Center Affiliations

Education and Degree(s)
  • 2009 B.S. Brown University
  • 2012 M.S. in Biology, California State University, Northridge
  • 2018 Ph.D. in Ecology, University of Georgia
  • 2018-2020 Ewel Postdoctoral Fellow in Tropical Ecology, University of Florida
  • 2020-22 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Postdoctoral Scholar, Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Department