Welcome Zack Gold, CalCOFI’s new Molecular Ecologist!
We are pleased to welcome Zack Gold to the CalCOFI team. Dr. Gold will serve in a collaborative role as the CalCOFI Molecular Ecologist & SCCWRP scientist. In his role, he will lead applied research efforts to design and implement environmental DNA biomonitoring efforts for CalCOFI and coastal California ecosystems. He is also helping to coordinate California coastal and marine eDNA efforts across state, federal, and academic institutions. Specifically, he is focused on understanding climate change and ocean acidification/hypoxia impacts on coastal pelagic fish and zooplankton communities as well as developing key priority species (endangered/invasive) monitoring capabilities, all through innovative eDNA approaches.