Jennifer Burnaford

Contact Information

Office: MH 103D

Phone: 657-278-2382


Jennifer Burnaford



PhD, Oregon State University

BA, Dartmouth College

Research Areas

Marine community ecology, species interactions, abiotic factors influencing species distributions

Courses Regularly Taught

Evolution & Biodiversity, Phycology, Coastal Ecology


Miner, C.M., J.L. Burnaford, R.F. Ambrose, L. Antrim, H. Bohlmann, C.A. Blanchette, J.M. Engle, S.C. Fradkin, R. Gaddam, C.D.G. Harley, B.G. Miner, S.N. Murray, J.R. Smith, S.G. Whitaker, and P.T. Raimondi (2018). Large-scale impacts of sea star wasting disease (SSWD) on intertidal sea stars and implications for recovery. PLOS ONE, in press.


Murray, S.N., S.B. Weisberg, P.T. Raimondi, R.F. Ambrose, C.A. Bell, C.A. Blanchette, J.L. Burnaford, M.N. Dethier, J.M. Engle, M.S. Foster, C.M. Miner, K.J. Nielsen, J.S. Pearse, D.V. Richards, and J.R. Smith. 2016. Evaluating ecological states of rocky intertidal communities: a best professional judgment exercise. Ecological Indicators 60: 802‐814.


Burnaford, J.L., K.J. Nielsen, and S.L. Williams. 2014. Celestial mechanics affects emersion time and cover patterns of an ecosystem engineer, the intertidal kelp Saccharina sessilis. Marine Ecology Progress Series 509: 127‐136.


Burnaford, J.L., S.Y. Henderson, and B. Pernet. 2011. Assemblage shift following population collapse of a non-indigenous bivalve in an urban lagoon. Marine Biology 158: 1915-1927.

Burnaford, J. L., and M. Vasquez*. 2008. Solar radiation plays a role in habitat selection by th seastar Pisaster ochraceus . Marine Ecology Progress Series 368:177-187.

Hofmann, G. E., J.L. Burnaford, and K.T. Fielman. 2005. Genomics-fueled approaches to current challenges in marine ecology. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 20:305-311.

Burnaford, J.L. 2004. Habitat modification and refuge from sublethal stress drive a marine plant-herbivore association. Ecology 85: 2837-2849. 

Folt, C. L., C.Y. Chen, M.V. Moore and J. Burnaford. 1999. Synergism and antagonism among multiple stressors. Limnology and Oceanography 44: 864-877. 

* indicates a student co-author