Olaf Ellers

Affiliation: Biology, Mathematics
Adjunct Lecturer in Biology

Research Areas

Biomechanics, functional morphology and ecophysiology of marine invertebrates and algae; mechanisms and modeling of growth and aquaculture in sea urchins, scaling of metabolic rate, effects of temperature on growth, underwater walking especially of sea stars, and catch connective tissue in echinoderms.

Other Interests

My kids, dogs, cats, music, reading, walking, piano, skiing, gymnastics


  • PhD, Duke University, 1988
  • BS, University of Toronto, 1983