Corey Garza is a marine ecologist who integrates questions and techniques from the fields of marine and landscape ecology to study the marine environment across multiple scales of organization. His research employs the use of drones, GIS modeling and spatial statistics to study the relationship between habitat complexity and species distribution in marine communities. Though his work has primarily focused on the ecology of marine invertebrates, he is also engaged in studies that aim to understand spatial dynamics within kelp forest and estuary communities. The work conducted by his group contributes to the basic understanding of the ecology of marine communities and their management and conservation. Additionally, he serves as the Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the College of the Environment. In this capacity he supports the development and implementation of DEI initiatives across the College’s academic, research, administrative and outreach units.