Dr. Catherine E. deRivera- Curriculum Vitae

Address:

Aquatic Bioinvasions Research & Policy Institute,
Department of Environmental Sciences & Resources,
Portland State University, Portland, OR 97207-0751

E-mail: derivera@pdx.edu
Phone: 503 725 9798

Research Interests/Expertise:
Ecology and behavior of marine and estuarine invertebrates, especially: noninidigenous species; predator-prey interactions; modeling the potential spread of species; management of nonindigenous species; biogeography; sexual selection

 

Education:

1999                 Ph.D. Department of Biology, University of California San Diego
1990                 B.A. with honors, Biology, Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana

 

Professional History:

2005-Present    

Assistant Professor, with courses in Marine Ecology, BioInvasions, &
Environmental Sustainability; Aquatic Bioinvasions Research & Policy Institute, Environmental Sciences & Resources, Portland State University, Portland, OR

2001-2005         

Biologist, Coordinator for Research on Patterns of East Pacific Marine
Invasions, and Postdoctoral Fellow, Marine Invasions and Crab Laboratories, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater, MD

2000-2001        

Assistant Professor, with courses in Behavioral Ecology, Biodiversity, Organismal &
Population Biology, Dept. Biology, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY

2000 

Lecturer for Behavioral Ecology Laboratory and Lecture courses, Department of Biology, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA

1995-1997        

Teaching Assistant for Ecology Laboratory, Population Genetics, and Sociobiology, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA

1992-1994        

Laboratory Technician, Lab of Immunopathology, NIH, Bethesda, MD

1992                

Cetacean Research Intern and Naturalist, Center for Coastal Studies, Provincetown, MA

1990-1991 

Science Faculty, Sandy Spring Friends High School, Sandy Spring, MD

1988-1990        

Curator of Ornithology and Tour Leader, Joseph Moore Natural History Museum; Teaching Assistant for Ecological Biology, Genetics & Evolution, Biological Diversity, Ornithology, Earlham College, Richmond, IN

 

Grants, Fellowships, and Awards:

2006                 Western Regional Panel for Aquatic Nuisance Species

2006                 Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (with Ruiz, Grosholz, Sytsma)

2006                 National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (with Ruiz, Grosholz, Sytsma)

2006                 Portland State University, Faculty Enhancement Grant

2004-05            Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council (with Ruiz (PI), Hines)

2003                 Smithsonian Institution Postdoctoral Fellowship

2002                 Biology of Small Populations Research Training Grant Postdoctoral Fellowship

2001                 Smithsonian Institution Postdoctoral Fellowship

1998                 Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Short-term Fellowship

1998                 Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research

1994-98            Cota-Robles Fellowship, University of California San Diego

1988                 Millard Markle Award in Biology, Earlham College


 

Recent Presentations:

September 2006: Oregon State University, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Seminar Series, “Limits to the spread of Carcinus maneas

June 2006: American Society of Limnology and Oceanography Annual Meeting, “Spatial patterns of nonindigenous invertebrates in west coast Reserves and Sanctuaries”

Feb 2006: Oregon Invasive Species Council, “Coastal Marine Nonindigenous Species”

Feb 2006: Dept Biology, PSU, “Mate Searching in Fiddler Crabs”

Dec 2005: Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission: Green Crab Technical Meeting presentation, “Spread and impacts of Carcinus maenas

Nov 2005: Western Society of Naturalists presentation: “Spatial patterns of nonindigenous invertebrates in west coast Reserves and Sanctuaries”

Nov 2004: Western Society of Naturalists presentation: “Carcinus maenas invasion alters the demography and microhabitat use of the native crab Hemigrapsus oregonensis.”

 

Recent Collaborators and Advisors (non-PSU):

Ted Grosholz, University of California, Davis (collaborator)

Tuck Hines Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (postdoctoral advisor)

Greg Ruiz, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (postdoctoral advisor & recent collaborator)

Sandy Vehrencamp (graduate advisor)

 

Mentoring (at PSU): Serve on dissertation committees, teach classes in Biological Invasions and Marine Ecology, lead a reading and conference group. At past institutions I have also served on additional thesis committees and directed research for undergraduate students, and student interns.

 

Service: Reviewer for Animal Behavior, Behavioral Ecology, Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology, Ecology, Journal of Ethology, Hydrobiologia


Member:
American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Ecological Society of America, Western Society of Naturalists