Blake Suttle is an ecologist in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Prior to joining UCSC, he served for five years on the Faculty of Natural Sciences at Imperial College London, where he held an endowed position within the Grantham Institute for Climate Change. He holds biology degrees from Yale University and the University of California, Berkeley, and has authored over 25 professional articles in the fields of community ecology, conservation science, and global change biology. He maintains an active research program within the UC Natural Reserve System, managing a long-running experiment at the Angelo Coast Range Reserve investigating ecological responses to environmental change.
Krikor Andonian is a plant ecologist specializing in plant-soil microbe interactions and biological invasions. He earned his PhD from UC Santa Cruz and has since been lecturing on topics ranging from ecology and evolution to physiology and research methods. His broader interests include natural history and wildcrafting medicinal and edible plants as well as human evolution and anthropology. He is an energetic and engaging instructor who feels most at home with students in the field.