Dr. Corey Garza is a professor of Marine Science at California State University, Monterey Bay. His research interests are in the area of marine landscape ecology. He uses GIS modeling and spatial statistics to study the relationship between scale dependence, habitat complexity and patterns of species distribution and abundance in marine communities. Dr. Garza serves as the principal investigator for the Marine Landscape Ecology Lab at CSUMB and, is the campus lead for the NOAA Center for Coastal and Marine Ecosystems (CCME). Within NOAA CCME he oversees coastal drone research for the center which focuses on mapping coastal habitats ranging from rocky intertidal communities to coastal estuaries across the U.S. West Coast.