Associate Professor, Biology
Pondella teaches the biology of marine fishes, marine ecosystems, and biological oceanography.
- Office: Moore Laboratory of Zoology 101
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: (323) 259-2955
- Website: Vantuna Research Group
Department Chair, Biology
Education: A.B., M.A., Occidental College; Ph.D., UCLA
His research interests include the ecology of California marine fishes, with an emphasis on the Southern California bight; the evolution of marine fishes in the tropical eastern Pacific; and the life history of fishes, including species from the Gulf of California.
His research has been funded by the California Department of Fish and Game, the U.S. Navy, the Port of Los Angeles, and the U.S. Department of the Interior. Pondella has been published in journals such as the Bulletin of Marine Science, the ICES Journal of Marine Science, and Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. He is working on a book, tentatively titled The Ecology of California Marine Fishes.