Seminar – Genomic investigations into the evolution of hyper-diverse fish clades

Dr. Liz Alter, CSU Monterey Bay
Presenting: "Genomic investigations into the evolution of hyper-diverse fish clades"

MLML Seminar | May 11th, 2023 at 4pm

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Dr. Liz Alter is a marine evolutionary biologist, Assistant Professor of Biology at California State University, Monterey Bay and a Research Associate at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Her research focuses on understanding how biodiversity is generated and maintained, particularly in oceans, estuaries and rivers, using the tools of genomics. Dr. Alter serves as a Commissioner on the Fish and Wildlife Advisory Commission of Santa Cruz County, as well as the Scientific Advisory Board of the Billion Oyster Project, which seeks to restore coastal ecosystems while training high school students in marine science. She holds a PhD from Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station, and an MS from UC Berkeley.

Seminar – Using tags and tech to support conservation and management in a dynamic ocean

Dr. Danielle Haulsee, Hubbs Seaworld Research Institute
Presenting: "Using tags and tech to support conversation and management in a dynamic ocean"

MLML Seminar | May 4th, 2023 at 4pm

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Danielle Haulsee is the Chief Science Officer at Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute, specializing in fisheries oceanography and the spatial and behavioral ecology of marine animals. She obtained her Ph.D. in 2017 from the University of Delaware's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, focusing her doctoral work on characterizing the movement ecology and social dynamics of a coastal top predator found along the East Coast of the U.S., the sand tiger shark. A key feature of her research is integrating advanced bio-logging (using tags carried by animals to record information), remote sensing and underwater robots to study the impact of a dynamic ocean on the occurrence and distribution of marine fish and sharks. Using these technologies, Danielle focuses her research on tackling applied research questions, contributing to bycatch reduction strategies, impact assessments of offshore wind development, and working towards more effective dynamic ocean management strategies. Her work spans multiple oceans, from studying the movement ecology of sharks and sturgeon in the Atlantic, to the fisheries ecology of billfish in the Eastern Tropical Pacific, to the oceanography of the White Shark Cafe in the Central Pacific and off the Nansen Ice Shelf in Antarctica.