Benjamin Pister - Science and Learning Center Director

A close up of Ben looking at a GoPro on the beach.
Benjamin Pister, setting up a GoPro to capture intertidal field work.

Benjamin Pister, PhD
Ocean Alaska Science and Learning Center
Kenai Fjords National Park
PO Box 1727
Seward, AK 99664
(907) 422-0501
benjamin_pister [at]


Ph.D. 2007, University of California-San Diego, Biology

B.A. 1999, Brown University, Biology

Professional Experience

2012-Present Director, Ocean Alaska Science and Learning Center

2009-2012 Chief of Resources, Cabrillo National Monument

2007-2009 Marine Biologist, Cabrillo National Monument

Skills and Interests

Benthic ecology, community ecology, natural history, biodiversity, scientific diving, observing small and tiny things, boating, connecting science and management

Last updated: January 30, 2018