Erik Thuesen


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Portrait of Erik Thuesen

I have been teaching at Evergreen for over 25 years. I teach programs with themes around marine biology and zoology. My personal research interests involve learning how animals have evolved to live in diverse habitats, including the deep sea and estuaries. I also work with students to investigate symbioses and invasive species. I collaborate with research teams at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute and the Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales.


Ph.D., Biological Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1992; M.A., Fisheries, Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo, 1988; B.S., Biology, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, 1983.

Teaching Style

My programs include lots of hands-on work in the lab and field. My students often take advantage of the great microscopy facilities at Evergreen. I enjoy taking students on field trips to learn about the biodiversity of the Pacific Northwest.

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