Post-doc 1998 - 2001: Foraging ecology of Balaenoptera whales.
Senior Thesis Intern 2010: Examining effects of rat removal on intertidal communities on Rat (Hawadax) Island.
Visiting Scholar 2008: Global review of island invasive cat diet.
MS 2012: Acoustic Activity as a Low Cost and Scalable Index of Seabird Colony Size: An Example with Forster's Terns (S. fosterii)
PhD 2018: Applying ecoacoustics to bird conservation and monitoring
Faculty Co-Director, Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program
Assistant Teaching Professor, UC Santa Cruz
PhD 2009, co-advised with Griggs Lab: Predicting locations of foraging hotspots for pelagic predators
MS 2007: Impacts of biological traits and anthropogenic threats on seabird extinction risk
Senior Thesis Intern 2007: Impact of rat eradication on native passerines
Asha de Vos
Post-doc: 2014 - 2016: Decreasing Blue Whale ship strike mortality off southern Sri Lanka
Luz de Wit
PhD 2019: Invasive Cats, Toxoplasmosis and Biodiversity: Using Public Health as a Lever for Conservation
Juan Pablo Galavan
LEADS Intern 2005: Global review of rodent eradications
PhD 2003: New methods for measuring impacts of toxin exposure on wild birds and ecotoxicology of endangered albatross
Senior Thesis Intern 2010: Preventing seabird extinctions by compiling a database of breeding islands for the world's threatened seabirds
PhD 2011: Protecting seabirds by understanding how range expansion impacts at-sea behavior, diet, contaminant loads and population growth
LEADS Intern 2008: GIS-based analysis of biodiversity of the world's islands
Senior Thesis Intern 2003 - 2004: Impacts of invasive rats on seabirds
PhD 2008: Introduced rats indirectly change marine rocky intertidal communities from algae to invertebrate dominated
Kim La Pierre
LEADS Intern 2006: Prioritization of invasive species eradication on Alliance for Zero Extinction islands
Visiting Scholar 2004: Introduced ground squirrels on Natividad Island, Mexico: impacts and eradication feasibility
PhD 2021: Hawksbill Sea Turtle Ecology & Conservation
PhD: Quantifying impacts of invasive mammals on globally threatened insular vertebrate species, and development of optimization tools to prioritize invasive mammal eradications on islands
Post-doc 2011 - 2014: Design, deployment, and analysis of acoustic monitoring projects.
PhD 2008, co-advised with Estes Lab: Impacts of small scale fisheries bycatch on loggerhead turtle populations and development of community-based fishing exclusion zones.
PhD 2015, University of Groningen, the Netherlands: Genetics of manta and devil rays: evolution, population genetics and conservation of a group of vulnerable pelagic filter feeders
Post-doc 1997: Foraging ecology of Patagonian seabirds
PhD 2016: Linking terrestrial and marine protected areas at the coastal interface
PhD 2020: Strategic planning for biodiversity and ecosystem services: Assessing targets and actions in seabird and water conservation
Kuo-wei "Stanley" Shen
MS Student: Protecting Chinese Crested Tern breeding islands via conservation action and monitoring population size to evaluate the effectiveness of the conservation measures.
Packard Environment Fellow 2010: Creating a sustainable social business that will make bio-acoustic monitoring and outcome-based performance metrics available to a wide range of bird conservation and restoration projects.
PhD 2016: Threatened insular vertebrates: a global assessment of islands, threats and conservation opportunities.
MS 2002, PhD 2007: Conservation investments in California Current seabirds (MS). Climate change impacts on persistence of Cassin's Auklets (phD)