About me

I am a marine ecologist and Distinguished 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 Galápagos and the Caribbean – including  Belize and the Cayman Islands.

Email: jbruno@unc.edu, my Google Scholar page (publication and citation metrics), my ReseachGate profile (where you can download all of my publications), and my academic tree.

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 and a new multimedia piece about our work in the Galápagos here