Larry Crowder

Ph.D., Zoology

Professor, Stanford University

Larry Crowder is the Center for Ocean Solutions Science Director and Professor of Biology at Stanford University. His research centers on predation and food web interactions, mechanisms underlying recruitment variation in fishes, population and food web modeling in conservation biology, and interdisciplinary approaches to marine conservation. He has studied food web processes in both freshwater and marine ecosystems, and has used observational, experimental, and modeling approaches to understand these interactions in an effort to improve management.


Kittinger, J. N., Teh, L. C. L., Allison, E. H., Bennett, N. J., Crowder, L. B., Finkbeiner, E. M., Hicks. C., Scarton, C. G., Nakamura, K., Ota, Y., Young, J., Alifano, A., Apel, A., Arbib, A. Bishop, L., Boyle, M., Cisneros-Montemayor, A. M., Hunter, P., Le Cornu, E., Levine, M., Jones, R. S., Koehn, Z., Marschke, M., Mason, J. G., Micheli, F., McClenachan, L., Opal, C., Peacey, J., Peckham, S. H., Schemmel, E., Solis-Rivera, V., Swartz, W., Wilhelm, T. A., 2017, Committing to socially responsible seafood, Science, 356(6341), 912-913, link

Mason, J.G., Hazen, E.L., Bograd, S.J., Dewar, H., Crowder, L.B. (2019). Community-level effects of spatial management in the California drift gillnet Fishery. Fisheries Research 214: 175-182. link

Hobday, A. J., Maxwell, S. M., Forgie, J., McDonald, J., Darby, M., Seto, K., Bailey, H., Bograd, S. J., Briscoe, D. K., Costa, D. P., Crowder, L. B., Dunn, D. C., Fossette, S., Halpin, P. N., Hartog, J. R., Hazen, E. L., Lascelles, B. G., Lewison, R. L., Poulous, G., Powers, A., 2014, Dynamic Ocean Management: Integrating Scientific and Technological Capacity with Law, Policy and Management, Fisheries Management, Marine Management, Stanford Environmental Law Journal, 33(2), 125-165, link

Maxwell S. M., Hazen E. L., Lewison R. L., Dunn D. C., Bailey H., Bograd S. J., Briscoe D. K., Fossette S., Hobday A. J., Bennett M., Benson S., Caldwell M. R., Costa D. P., Dewar H., Eguchi T., Hazen L., Kohin S., Sippel T., Crowder L. B., 2015, Dynamic ocean management: Defining and conceptualizing real-time management of the ocean, Fisheries Management, Marine Management, Marine Policy, Volume 58, 42–50, link

Lewison R., Hobday A. J., Maxwell S., Hazen E., Hartog J. R., Dunn D. C., Briscoe D., Fossette S., O’Keefe C. E., Barnes M., Abecassis M., Bograd S., Bethoney N. D., Bailey H., Wiley D., Andrews S., Hazen L., Crowder L. B., 2015, Dynamic ocean management: Identifying the critical ingredients of dynamic approaches to ocean resource management, Fisheries Management, Marine Management, BioScience, 65 (5), 486-498, link

Lewison, R. L., Crowder, L. B., Wallace, B. P., Moore, J. E., Cox, T., Zydelis, R., McDonald, S., DiMatteo, A., Dunn, D. C., Kot, C. Y., Bjorkland, R., Kelez, S., Soykan, C., Stewart, K. R., Sims, M., Boustany, A., Read, A. J., Halpin, P., Nichols, W. J., Safina, C., 2014, Global patterns of marine mammal, seabird, and sea turtle bycatch reveal taxa-specific and cumulative megafauna hotspots, Fisheries, Bycatch, PNAS, 111(14), 5271-5276, link

Hazen E.L., Jorgensen E., Rykaczewski R.R., Bograd S.J., Foley D.G., Jonsen I.D., Shaffer S.A., Dunne J.P., Costa D.P., Crowder L.B., Block B.A., 2013, Predicted habitat shifts of Pacific top predators in a changing climate., Marine Ecosystem, Oceanography, Climate Change, Nature Climate Change, 3, 234-238, DOI 10.1038/nclimate1686, link

Finkbeiner, E. M., Bennett, N. J., Frawley, T. H., Mason, J. G., Briscoe, D. K., Brooks, C. M., Ng, C. A., Ourens, R., Seto, K., Switzer Swanson, S., Urteaga, J., Crowder, L. B., 2017, Reconstructing overfishing: Moving beyond Malthus for effective and equitable solutions, Fish and Fisheries, 10.1111/faf.12245, link

Mason, J.G., Alfaro-Shigueto, J., Mangel, J.C., Crowder, L.B., & Ardoin, N.M. (2020). Fishers’ solutions for hammerhead shark conservation in Peru. Biological Conservation, 243: 108460. link.

Frazão Santos, C., Agardy, T., Andrade, F., Calado, H., Crowder, L.B., Ehler, C.N., García-Morales, S., Gissi, E., Halpern, B.S., Orbach, M.K., Pörtner, H., & Rosa, R. (2020). Integrating climate change in ocean planning. Nat Sustain. link.

Julia Mason is lead author with Larry Crowder as a co-author on a new study published in Biological Conservation, “Fishers’ solutions for hammerhead shark conservation in Peru.”

March 5, 2020 | Fisheries

Congratulations to principal investigator Larry Crowder for receiving the International Sea Turtle Society (ISTS) Lifetime Achievement Award for his work with sea turtle conservation and biology.

April 4, 2020 | EcologyBiodiversity

Principal Investigator Larry B. Crowder is part of a research team that recently wrote a review on the role of climate change in regard to marine spatial planning (MSP) and its future, published in Nature Sustainability. You can read the abstract and access it here.

May 18, 2020 | Climate ChangeCoastal