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Curriculum Vitae

Education

2009

Ph.D., Natural Resources, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Dissertation: Marine ecosystem-based management:the interaction of people, nature, and science
Concentration: Resource Ecology, Fisheries and Aquatic Science
Minors: Biometry, Natural Resource Policy and Management

2003

M.S., Natural Resources, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Thesis: Fish Communities of Estuarine Wetlands: Ecological Characteristics and Factors
Influencing their Composition

1996B.A., Environmental Science and Policy, Political Science, Duke University, Durham, NC

Professional experience

2014-

Associate Research Scientist, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Portland, ME

2013-2014

Research Scientist, University of Maine/Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Portland, ME

2010-2013

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Maine/Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Portland, ME

2007-2010

Research Coordinator, Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Durham, NH

2003-2006

Graduate Research Fellow, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University

2004-2006Consultant, Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment
2005Contractor, New England Fishery Management Council
2002-2003

Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University

2001

John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellow, U. S. Senate Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Oceans and Fisheries, Washington, D. C.

1999-2000Graduate Research Fellow, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University
1998-1999Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University

Teaching experience

2007

Guest Lecturer, General Ecology, University of New Hampshire

2006Teaching Assistant, Environmental Governance, Cornell University
2006Guest Lecturer, Environmental Governance, Cornell University
2006Guest Lecturer, Quantitative Ecology of Fisheries Resources, Cornell University
2002

Teaching Assistant, Complex Adaptive Systems in Nature and Society, Cornell University

Grants, fellowships and awards

  • Environmental influences on spatial patterns of commercial fishing in New England. $72,170. Northeast Regional Ocean Council, 2014.
  • Resilience and adaptation of a coastal ecological-economic system in response to increasing temperature. $1,875,678. NSF Coastal SEES, 2013-2017.
  • Contributions to Smelt Research and Analysis Associated with a Multi-State Collaborative to Develop and Implement a Conservation Program for Three Anadromous Finfish Species of Concern in the Gulf of Maine. $14,544. Maine Department of Marine Resources, 2011-2012.
  • Establishing Marshes in the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve as Sentinel Sites for Monitoring Ecosystem Impacts of Climate Change. $71,770. National Estuarine Research Reserve Program, 2010-2012.
  • Assessing the Risk of 100-Year Freshwater Floods in the Lamprey River Watershed of New Hampshire Resulting from Changes in Climate and Land Use. $177,815. Cooperative Institute for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Technologies (CICEET), 2009-2011.
  • Defining and Modeling Linkages between Ecosystem Properties and the Abundance and Distribution of Fish Populations. $114,000. National Marine Fisheries Service and Sea Grant Population Dynamics Fellowship, 2003-2006.
  • Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management in the Gulf of Maine: Addressing Scientific and Governance Needs. $10,000. Heinz Scholarship for Environmental Research, 2005-2006.
  • John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. $38,000. New York Sea Grant, 2001.
  • Fish Community Structure as a Measure of Ecosystem Integrity for the Hudson River Estuary. $16,000. Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve and New York Sea Grant, 1999-2000.

Small grants and awards:

  • Travel grant to attend ICES Annual Science Conference, 2013.
  • A. Stephen Weithman Best Student Paper in Socioeconomics, American Fisheries Society, 2006.
  • Skinner Memorial Award, American Fisheries Society, 2006.
  • Andrew W. Mellon Student Research Grant, 2005.
  • Harley Cahen Award for innovative research presentation, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University, 2005.
  • SeaSpace Scholarship: 2003, 2005.
  • Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies research travel grant (Canada), 2005.
  • American Fisheries Society Marine Fisheries Section travel grant, 2005.
  • Cornell University Graduate School research grant, 2005.
  • Cornell University Graduate School conference travel grants: 2001, 2004, 2005.
  • Edna Bailey Sussman Fund, 2004.
  • National Science Foundation, NATO Advanced Study Institute travel grant, 2003.
  • Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies travel grant (Philippines), 2000.

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