Marine Bio search week 1 May 23 2022

Engage with our Marine Biology candidates

Marine Biology Candidates this week

This week we welcome two candidates for the Marine Ecology teaching professor position. There will be small receptions on Monday and Wednesday afternoon after the interview talk/teaching demo to encourage mingling among the marine science communities.

Dr. Gina Contolini 
will be here Monday and Tuesday May 23-24. Dr. Contolini is currently a Kelp Management Extension Fellow at California Sea Grant and California Department of Fish and Wildlife.  Her PhD research focused on how climate change can drive trait changes among populations of marine predators in a rocky intertidal predator-prey system, differentially altering ecological communities. 

Monday May 23 

  • Lunch with Graduate Students. 12:00-1:00 FSH 207
  • Interview talk - 3:30 to 4:30 FSH 107
  • with reception afterwards at 4:30pm
  • Title: Moons, Stars, and Snails: Expanding Ecological Paradigms in Intertidal Habitats

Tuesday May 24 

  • Chalk Talk - 2-3pm FSH 207

Dr. Christopher Biggs  
will be here Wednesday and Thursday May 25-26.  Dr. Biggs is currently an Assistant Professor of Instruction, Department of Marine Science, University of Texas at Austin. His PhD research was based in ecology, fisheries, fish behavior, and bioacoustics with current work in soundscape ecology, oyster reefs, and reproductive behavior of fish.

Wednesday May 25 

  • Interview talk - 3:30 to 4:30 FSH 107
  • with reception afterwards at 4:30
  • Title: Listen In: Acoustic monitoring of estuarine communities facing ecosystem change

Thursday May 26

  • Lunch with Graduate Students. 12:00-1:00 FSH 207
  • Chalk Talk - 2-3pm FSH 207

All talks will be recorded and made available afterwards for those unable to attend in person. If you wish to meet with either candidate one-on-one or in a small group, please contact Gabrielle Rocap as there are still some open slots on their schedules.



Thanks for meeting all the Active Margin candidates!  

The faculty are now deciding in what order to approach the four outstanding applicants we had.  As a reminder, we met:

Dr. Christine Chesley

Christine Chesley is a marine electromagnetic geophysicist and current Postdoctoral Research Scholar at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, where she is investigating water input into subduction zones and the properties of an earthquake rupture barrier.  Her research seminar, entitled  “Probing oceanic lithosphere and its tectonic processes with electromagnetic geophysics” was given on next Wednesday, May 18, 2022.  

Dr Hannah Mark   

Hannah Mark is a marine geophysicist and postdoctoral investigator at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution where she is applying her skills as a geodynamic modeler (she is also an observationalist).  Her research seminar, entitled "From the surface to the mantle, and back again: two subduction stories", was Wednesday, May 11th 2022.

Dr. Brandon Shuck  

Dr. Brandon Shuck is a marine geophysicist and current holder of the competitive Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, where he is studying oceanic lithosphere offshore Cascadia.  He gave his research seminar, entitled “A journey through the birth and death of oceanic plates at (re)new(ed) tectonic boundaries”, on Wednesday, May 4th. 

Dr. Kendall Valentine

Kendall Valentine is a coastal sedimentologist (ecogeomorphology) and postdoc at VIMS.  Kendall studies some of the most pressing issues of the day for the nearshorte, including carbon sequestration, erosion, soil stability and other topics.