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Area of ExpertiseMarine biology, biology of echinoderms (sea urchins and their allies), Coral reef ecology, Kelp forest ecology, Independent filmmaking
Paul Detwiler is a professor of biology at San Diego Mesa College. His expertise is in marine biology and ecology. He specializes in marine invertebrate zoology (especially the biology of echinoderms) and in the ecology of coral reefs, kelp forests, and rocky intertidal zones. He's also knowledgeable about independent filmmaking.
Role at MesaProfessor, Biology