Dr. Keisha Bahr

Keisha Bahr, Ph.D.

HRI Chair for Coral Reef and Ocean Health
Senior Leadership
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HRI 122
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Ph.D. Zoology, University of Hawai'i at Manoa (2016)
B.S. Marine Biology, University of Hawai'i at Manoa (2012)
B.S. Environmental Science & Policy Coursework, University of South Florida (2010)

Dr. Keisha Bahr is the Chair for Coral Reef and Ocean Health at the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies and an Assistant Professor of Marine Biology at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. She completed her B.Sc. in Marine Biology and Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. She is a classically trained marine ecologist with a specialized focus on the physiological response of calcifying organisms to multiple stressors. She has over a decade of experience collaborating with academic, government, and non-governmental institutions to develop the knowledge and tools to restore, preserve, and manage our marine ecosystems.

Dr. Bahr is a first-generation student and understands the importance of community. Therefore, she is committed to cultivating a productive and supportive environment where her team can work collaboratively to solve the problems facing our valuable marine ecosystems.