Susan Williams

Susan Williams

Position Title
(In Memoriam) Distinguished Professor

Department of Evolution and Ecology, College of Biological Sciences
Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute



  • EVE 12 Life in the Sea
  • EVE 101 Introduction to Ecology
  • EVE 111 Marine Environ Issues
  • ECL 214 Marine Ecology

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Service Award, Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation, 2013
  • Outstanding Leadership Honor, Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation, 2011
  • Distinguished Public Scholarly Service Award, UCD, 2010
  • Outstanding Mentor, Consortium for Women in Research, UCD, 2009
  • President, Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation, 2009
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, Elected Fellow, 2006
  • California Academy of Sciences, Elected Fellow, 2003
  • Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellow, 2000
  • CALCOAST Coastal Achievement Award, Southern California CaulerpaAction Team, 2001
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Fellow, 1997
  • Outstanding Biology Faculty, San Diego State University, 1993
  • Outstanding Student in Oceanography, University of Alaska, 1975


    • 1972 BS Biology University of Michigan
    • 1977 MS Biological Oceanography University of Alaska
    • 1981 PhD Botany and Marine Biology University of Maryland