Vanessa von Biela, Ph.D.

Aquatic ecology; environmental impacts on growth; population dynamics; life history; physiological ecology; phenotypic plasticity

Biography

Education

Ph.D.        2015         University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK                    Fisheries
M.S.         2007         University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK                   Biological Sciences
B.S.          2004         University of California, Santa Barbara, CA         Zoology

Professional Experience

2011- Present         Research Fishery Biologist, USGS Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, Alaska
2007 - 2010            Fishery Biologist, USGS Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, Alaska
2005 - 2007            Research Assistant, University of Alaska Anchorage
2007                       Marine Mammal and Bird Observer, USFWS
2006                       Marine Mammal Observer, LGL Alaska Research
2004 - 2005            Teaching Assistant, University of Alaska Anchorage
2003 - 2004            Rehabilitation Supervisor, Santa Barbara Marine Mammal Center
2003 - 2004            Hearst Scholar, Santa Barbara Natural History Museum

Professional Activities and/or Memberships

Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology
American Fisheries Society
Society of Marine Mammalogy
The Wildlife Society
2005-2006 Student Representitive, UAA Graduate Academic Board
2005-2007 Chair, UAA Graduate Student Association

Honors and/or Awards

  • 2009 Star (Special Thanks for Achievement) Award from USGS Biology Chief 2008 USGS Performance Award 2007 Graduate Hooding Ceremony invited speaker
  • 2006 NSF EPSCoR Student Travel Award
  • 2006 Kodiak Whalefest invited speaker
  • 2005 NSF EPSCoR Student Travel Award