Benjamin P Weitzman

My interest in coastal ecology focuses on understanding the role of species interactions in structuring shallow, benthic, marine ecosystems in the face of changing environmental conditions.
My research investigates how patterns of variation in benthic invertebrate prey can influence the abundance and distribution of predators.

Biography

Education

Ph.D.      2015 - Present           University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK                   Marine Biology
M.A.       2010 - 2013                University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA          Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
B.S.        2004 - 2008                University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA          Marine Biology

Professional Experience

2016 - Present       Wildlife Biologist - Pathways Intern, USGS Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, Alaska
2013 - 2016           Wildlife Biologist, US Geological Survey (Western Ecological Resource Center & Alaska Science Center)
2010 - 2013           Graduate Student, Researcher/Biologist, US Geological Survey (Western Ecological Resource Center & Alaska Science Center)
2008 - 2010           Scientific Aide, Researcher/Biologist, California Dept. Fish and Game
2007 - 2008           Subtidal and Boatyard Technician, Long Marine Laboratory, University of California, Santa Cruz
2005 - 2008           Animal Trainer, Marine Mammal Physiology Project, UC Santa Cruz

Professional Activities and/or Memberships

Western Society of Naturalists