Scott Applebaum


Scott Applebaum is an adept researcher specializing in marine biology and sustainability education. With over a decade of experience in academia and research, his work underscores the physiology of marine fish and invertebrates, significantly enhancing understanding of marine populations’ health and advancing the science of aquaculture, a pivotal element in sustainable food production. Scott’s teaching spectrum spans various facets of sustainability, with a particular emphasis on land and water use, as well as food production strategies. Among his scholarly contributions are co-authored publications including “Variability in pH fluctuations drives the severity of oyster shell dissolution: inferences on conditions in the North American estuaries” (2022) and “Biochemical bases of growth variation during development: A study of protein turnover in pedigreed families of bivalve larvae (Crassostrea gigas)” (2018).

Scott earned his BS in hydrologic science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and completed both an MS and PhD in marine science from the University of Texas at Austin. Presently, Scott serves as an associate professor of environmental studies for USC Dornsife and actively engages in experiential learning programs through USC’s Wrigley Institute for Environment and Sustainability, including leading field-based courses at the institute’s location on Catalina Island.