PhD candidate at @ucsantabarbara in the @McCauley_Lab & fellow at @stri_panama exploring patterns of change in shark communities on coral reefs over time.

Santa Barbara, CA
Joined March 2017
I’m excited to share our new paper, out now in @PNASNews. We used #fossil #shark scales (denticles) preserved in coral reef sediments to reconstruct the pre-exploitation baseline of a reef shark community in Caribbean Panama. pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pna… @odealab @mccauley_lab (1/18)
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There is a curious phenomenon that results from the relatively brief window of time a single human lifetime provides: we perceive the current state of the natural world as “normal”. This is known as the Shifting Baseline Syndrome. 🧵
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Fancy doing a PhD unlocking the history of marine ecosystems through ecological modelling informed by data from seabed cores, eDNA, archaeology, biogeochemistry, historical ecology and much more? exeter.ac.uk/study/funding/a… @seachangeerc @ExeterMarine @ruththurstan @HalloranPaul
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DAAD Scholarship in Germany 2022-23 for International students Details: opportunitiespedia.com/daad-… Study Level: Masters & PhD Scholarship Coverage * Full tuition fees * Monthly stipend * Travel allowance * Monthly rent subsidy * Accommodation, accident and health insurance.
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Nice postdoc opportunity working with Emily Lindsey at the La Brea Tar Pits and other folks on a project in Peru, focused on Quaternary paleoecology of neotropical ecosystems. bit.ly/3vMexVX
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📢REMINDER our next Workshop called "Quaternary marine ecosystems: climate versus human impacts in the pre-industrial era". The meeting will take place online on 5-7th December 2022, 15:00-18:00 CET. @ICMCSIC @PAGES_IPO For more information👇: bit.ly/3OFrPKV
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We finished organizing our #GSA2022 conservation paleobiology session (T117) today. So excited about all the contributions we received, including invited talks by @AlexisMychajliw & @elizabethsibert! Thanks to co-conveners @erinmdillon & @mauritiantales!
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The next talk in the Q-MARE Seminar Series is by Nussaïbah B. Raja-Schoob @mauritiantales on "Predicting extinction risk: Lessons from the past for problems of the future" 3rd August, 6pm CEST/noon EST smithsonian.zoom.us/j/831481…
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LAST day to apply!! Looking for amazing folks to join an amazing team 🌊💙
Just two days left to apply for this position as an Administrative Coordinator with the Benioff Ocean Initiative, supporting our small but mighty team! #Hiring #JobAlert #OceanJobs #SantaBarbara
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Our new paper provides glimmers of hope in large carnivore conservation! We link conservation successes and failures to conservation actions and threats to provide a window into what works and what doesn’t rdcu.be/cR8PC #oceanoptimism #hope #apexpredator #carnivore
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🚨New paper out led by @kurtingeman and @AdrianStier! We analyzed population trends and extinction risk status of large carnivores and share lessons from variation in recoveries. "Glimmers of hope in large carnivore recoveries" OA article here: nature.com/articles/s41598-0…
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It was wonderful to work with such a great coauthor team as part of this collaborative project: @kurtingeman @lily_z_zhao @zoologydave @ameliaritger @williamjripple @kkopecky711 @bartdifiore @jocur512 @samanthacsik @_anbui @adrianstier and Christopher Wolf
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REMINDER: Less than 2 weeks to go for sending us your logo design ideas!
Are you artistically inclined? Design a logo for the 2nd Conservation Paleobiology Symposium in February 2023! Send your proposed logo design by August 1st (email conservationpaleo@floridamuseum.ufl.edu). Final logo design will be selected by late August. #conspaleo2023
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TOMORROW is the deadline to submit your research to a Paleo Society-endorsed session at @geosociety Connects 2022! We have 22 total endorsed sessions, which are all listed here: paleosoc.org/index.php?optio… #GSAConnects2022 #paleontology
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@PaleoSoc and @NatlParkService are excited to announce the Paleontology in the Parks Fellowship Program! The program is designed to foster collaboration and help address fossil project needs across more than 280 NPS units with #fossils! More details here: paleosoc.org/paleontology-in…
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1 more day to submit your abstracts to #GSA2022. Present your research in topical session T117, Conservation Paleobiology: Lessons from the Past, Guidance for the Future, co-organized with @erinmdillon & @mauritiantales. We are looking forward to an exciting meeting this fall.
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Wondering how many people managed to not get Covid in #ICRS2022. Did you get it?
39% Yup, pretty sure
37% Nope, tested neg
25% I didn’t test
220 votes • Final results
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If you attended #ICRS2022 in Bremen, have you been tested positive for COVID-19? Please do not answer if you did not attend. Please RT to help sample size
43% tested positive for COVID
40% tested negative for COVID
2% not tested, but symptoms
16% not tested, no symptoms
285 votes • Final results
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Abstracts for #gsa2022 are due July 19. Consider joining our conservation paleobiology session. @paulharnik @mauritiantales
Submit your research to a Paleo Society-endorsed session at @geosociety Connects 2022! We have 21 total endorsed sessions (woot!), and today we are featuring fossil record in context-themed sessions! Submit your abstract here: community.geosociety.org/gsa……… #GSAConnects2022
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Deadline to apply for our international master programme in #Paleobiology @PalaeoFAU is fast approaching. Please apply before July 31 to be considered. Get the toolkit for a scientific career. @rachelwarnock @emmadnn @reefshugger palaeobiology.nat.fau.de
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In our #historical #ecology session, we also heard from Ken Johnson, who gave an overview of unlocking information about coral growth and reef function from museum collections. #ICRS2022
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