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Caitlin Marsteller

Predator-prey interactions, population ecology, forage fish, seabirds, conservation biology, animal behavior, environmental drivers and experiential education.

Caitlin is a biologist working on the status and trends of seabirds and forage fish in lower Cook Inlet. This work includes hydroacoustic-trawl surveys to monitor changing forage fish availability, as well as monitoring breeding colonies of Black-legged Kittiwakes and Common Murres. Caitlin also assists with the Gulf Watch Alaska program, specifically integrated predator prey surveys which tracks humpback whale foraging behavior in Prince William Sound.

Professional Experience

  • 2019 - Present  Biologist, USGS Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, AK

  • 2018 - 2019       Biological Science Technician USGS Alaska Science Center Anchorage, AK

  • 2015 - 2018       Teaching Assistant/Scientific Writing Tutor/Aquarist Alaska Pacific University Anchorage, AK

  • 2013 - 2015       Research Advisor Operation Wallacea Staunton, VA

Education and Certifications

  • MSc    2018    Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, AK      Environmental Science 

  • BSc     2013    University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL     Marine Biology

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