About me

I am a marine ecologist and Professor in the Department of Biology at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. My research is focused on marine biodiversity and macroecology, coral reef ecology and conservation, and the impacts of climate change on marine ecosystems. I earned my Ph.D. from Brown University in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and was a postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University in disease ecology. My lab group primarily works in the Caribbean – including  Belize, the Bahamas, and Cuba – but we also work in coastal North Carolina and Ecuador on applied wetland projects and in shallow subtidal habitats in the Galapagos Islands. I am also a science communicator and co-developer of the oceans website SeaMonster.

Email: jbruno@unc.edu, my Google Scholar page (publication and citation metrics), my ReseachGate profile (where you can download all of my publications), Twitter: @johnfbruno, download my CV here, my bio here, my academic tree is here, and my “favorites” are here.

Note to prospective graduate students here

Check out my recent piece on the fieldwork we do and how climate change is impacting the coral reefs we study, here in the Sunday Review section of the NYT. I also have a new op-ed in the WaPost on how to save a coral reef