Tessa Hill kneeling on a cliff with a backdrop of the Pacific Ocean.

Tessa Hill.

Tessa M. Hill

Associate Professor
Chancellor's Fellow, 2014-15, UC Davis
UC Davis Hellman Fellow, 2008-2009
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara (2004)
Paleoclimate and Paleoenvironmental ChangeGeochemistry; Paleobiology; Earth-Surface Processes

Dr. Tessa Hill graduated with a B.S. in Marine Science from Eckerd College (1999) and a Ph.D. in Marine Science from UC Santa Barbara (2004). She was then a UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Davis, prior to starting a faculty position. Research interests include climate change, both past and present, and understanding the response of marine species to environmental perturbation. She is part of the Bodega Ocean Acidification Research  (BOAR) group at Bodega Marine Laboratory, which aims to understand the impact of ocean acidification on native species. Tessa leads an NSF-supported program with future (pre-service) K-12 science teachers to infuse their classrooms with climate change science, and an industry-academic partnership to understand the consequences of ocean acidification on shellfish farmers. Tessa is a Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences and a panelist on the West Coast Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Panel.

(707) 875-1910


Oceanography Minor at UC Davis
Marine & Coastal Science Major at UC Davis

Recent Publications

Kwiatkowski, L, B Gaylord, TM Hill, J Hosfelt, KJ Kroeker, Y Nebuchina, A Ninokawa, AD Russell, EB Rivest, M Sesboüé and K Caldeira (2016) Nighttime dissolution in a temperate coastal ocean ecosystem increases under acidification. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS. 6(22984) DOI: 10.1038/srep22984

Moffitt, SE, RA Moffitt, W Sauthoff, CV Davis, K Hewett, TM Hill (2015) Paleoceanographic Insights on Recent Oxygen Minimum Zone Expansion: Lessons for Modern Oceanography. PLOS ONE. 10(1) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0115246

Hill, TM, CR Myrvold, HJ Spero and TP Guilderson (2014) Evidence for benthic-pelagic food web coupling and carbon export from California margin bamboo coral archives. BIOGEOSCIENCES. 11(14):3845-3854. DOI: 10.5194/bg-11-3845-2014

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