Bodega Marine Laboratory Seminar Series: Dr. Mallarie Yeager
From Noah Killeen
About the Speaker: Mallarie is a postdoctoral researcher at UCSC working with Dr. Pete Raimondi, Dr. Mark Carr and Dr. Will White at Oregon State University. She is broadly interested in how spatial processes interact with local factors to shape both population and community dynamics. For her seminar she will share some work from her PhD, where she examined how factors like local landscape features and functional diversity influence the stability and functioning of a multitrophic fish community. Additionally, she will present on some preliminary findings from her work at UCSC using a suite of environmental and biotic predictors to quantify fish biomass estimates along the CA coastline and how this work will integrate into integral projection demographic population models to test the resilience and efficacy of California's MPA network.
For more information about the Bodega Marine Laboratory, please visit http://marinescience.ucdavis.edu