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Ph.D: Department of Biology, University of California San Diego
B.A: with honors, Biology, Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana
Cat deRivera is a new member of the ESR faculty. She studies the ecology and behavior of intertidal and nearshore marine and estuarine animals. Her main research interests include the limits to and consequences of biological invasions and how ecological factors affect mating behaviors and reproductive success. She also is interested in the intersection between behavior and invasions. For example, she plans to test whether successful non-native species are more behaviorally plastic than their less successful counterparts or native species. Her research projects, discussed here, can be further developed in multiple ways and aspects of each are ideal for local research with students.
Ph: 503.725.8105 (campus)
Ph: 443-482-2227 (off campus)
Ph.D: (Zoology) University of California Berkeley
B.A: (Aquatic Biology) University of California Santa Barbara
Greg Ruiz is a senior scientist at the Smithsonian's Environmental Research Center. Research interests: population and community ecology of marine and estuarine ecosystems, animal behavior, larval recruitment of marine invertebrates, ecological parasitology, life history evolution, predator-prey interactions.