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Students, postdocs, and lab alumni

Current students

Jaime Ashander
Jaime Ashander, Population Biology Graduate Group

    My research focuses on understanding the consequences of rapid evolution to changing environments for processes in population ecology. In particular, I'm interested in transient dynamics, connecting models to data, and forecasting. I also maintain interest in the ecological and evolutionary dynamics of sea lice and salmonids, which I focused on during my Master's with Prof. Mark Lewis at the University of Alberta.
Website: http://www.math.ualberta.ca/~ashander/

Lewis Barnett, Graduate Group in Ecology
   I am interested in how temporal environmental variability and trophic interactions affect population and community dynamics.  Within this context, I aim to understand what combinations of marine resource management practices (e.g., conventional fisheries management, no-take marine reserves) provide the best outcomes in terms of maintaining population persistence and fishery yield.
Website: http://lewisbarnett.wordpress.com/
GoogleScholar profile: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=WfKvBp4AAAAJ
Additional affiliations: Botsford lab, UC Davis

Max Castorani, Graduate Group in Ecology, Joint Doctoral Program with San Diego State University

     I am a marine ecologist, and my research addresses how the structure and function of ecological communities shift in response to disturbance, stress, and environmental change. I am particularly interested in the role of species interactions in mediating resilience to environmental perturbations. I conduct my research in coastal marine and estuarine ecosystems, with an emphasis on studying impacts to benthic foundation species, such as seagrasses and seaweeds. In resolving my research questions, I use combinations of field studies, laboratory experiments, and mathematical models which integrate patterns and processes across scales.
Website: http://maxcastorani.weebly.com/
GoogleScholar profile: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=OOkVA9IAAAAJ
Additional affiliations: Hovel lab, San Diego State University

Allison Dedrick, Graduate Group in Ecology
    I am interested in the effects of environmental change and variability on the population dynamics of marine organisms and the implications for management. I am currently focusing on the effects of ocean acidification on invertebrates.
Website: http://adedrick.wordpress.com/about/
Additional affiliations: Botsford lab, UC Davis

Nao Takashina, Visiting Graduate Student from Kyushu University  

    I am interested in spatial fisheries management integrating ecological and socio-economic processes. Currently, my research focus is on understanding how fishermen/managersí decisions about a management scheme affects the consequence of fisheries management, with an aims to providing a better management framework.
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/naotakashinaswebsite/
Additional affiliations: Iwasa lab, Kyushu University

Current postdocs

Scott Burgess, Center for Population Biology
    I study basic and applied questions regarding dispersal, spatial population dynamics, and life history theory, with an emphasis on linking ecological and evolutionary dynamics. I use a combination of experimental and theoretical approaches. In my empirical work, I study benthic marine species (such as invertebrates, fishes, and algae).
Personal site: http://scottburgessecology.wordpress.com/
Additional affiliations: Grosberg lab, Sih lab, Sanford lab, CPB

Lab alumni

Emil Aalto, Graduate Group in Ecology (PhD completed 2013)
Current position: Postdoctoral scholar, Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University (de Leo lab)

Last updated September 2013