Dr. David Gillett

David J. Gillett is an ecologist who specializes in the study of anthropogenic disturbances influencing the fauna and food web dynamics of estuarine and freshwater systems. He received a B.S. in marine science from Eckerd College in 1997, M.S. in marine biology from the University of Charleston in 2003, and Ph.D. in marine science from The College of William and Mary in 2010. Dr. Gillett joined SCCWRP in 2010. His current research focuses on the development of biologically-based methods (biocriteria) of habitat quality assessment in marine and freshwater systems using both traditional and molecular-based (e.g., DNA barcoding) tools. Specifically, Dr. Gillett focuses on the development of causal assessment methodologies for California’s freshwater and marine habitats that use changes in biological communities to identify potential stressors to these ecosystems. 


E-mail: davidg@sccwrp.org
Phone: (714) 755-3249
Address: 3535 Harbor Blvd., Suite 110, Costa Mesa, CA 92626