Dr. Diana Steller has been diving since 1985. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from UC Santa Barbara, a Master’s degree from Moss Landing Marine Lab and completed her PhD at UC Santa Cruz. Being a student launched her into subtidal research where she became a science diver. That training led her conduct scientific research in various destinations all over the world. She has a passion for diving and also for macroalgae and has done substantial work on rhodolith beds in along the west coast. She became the Diving Safety Officer (DSO) at Moss Landing Marine Labs in 2004 where she combines her flair for diving and research. When she’s not underwater or teaching, you can usually find her adventuring with her family; Don, Sage, Liana and Coco.
Recent Citations for Dr. Diana Steller
- Diversity and natural history of a Lithothamnion muelleri-Sargassum horridum community in the Gulf of California
- Coralline algal rhodoliths enhance larval settlement and early growth of the pacific calico scallop Argopecten ventricosus
- Rhodolith bed diversity in the Gulf of California: The importance of rhodolith structure and consequences of disturbance
- Environmental factors influencing distribution and morphology of rhodoliths in Bahia Concepcion, B.C.S., Mexico
- Preface: Selected research papers on rhodoliths
- Living rhodolith beds in the Gulf of California and their significance for paleoenvironmental interpretation