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Lindsey Peavey

PhD Candidate, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management

Email: lpeavey@bren.ucsb.edu

Website: www.turtlesinthedeep.org

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests: pelagic ecology, endangered species management, stable isotope ecology, applied conservation biology

Lindsey with a juvenile olive ridley sea turtle in the eastern tropical Pacific. NOAA NMFS SWFSC Permit #774-1714.

My dissertation work focuses the pelagic ecology of olive ridley sea turtles in the eastern Pacific Ocean, including foraging behavior, trophic roles, population genetics, predictable habitat use, at-sea mating, and movement patterns.  I use multiple non-invasive approaches including stable isotope analysis, genetics, animal tracking, habitat modeling, and geospatial analysis to answer ecological questions and inform management (e.g., fisheries bycatch reduction).

Peavey outrigger

More generally, I study the ecology of large marine vertebrates (mammals, turtles, birds) and work to apply that knowledge to find a balance between human resource use and species conservation.

When I'm not working I like to hike, standup paddleboard, play basketball, paddle outrigger canoe, run, cook, take photos, and explore new places.

Publications:

Chen X. et al. (2013) Perspectives on disconnects between science and management of post-fire recovery in the Western US. Environmental Management. 52(6):1415-1426. [PDF] DOI: 10.1007/s00267-013-0165-y

Stimpert, AK, LE Peavey, AS Friedlaender, and DP Nowacek. (2012) Humpback whale song and foraging on an Antarctic feeding ground. PLoS ONE 7(12):e51214. [PDF] DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0051214

Gerber, LR, J Estes, T Gancos Crawford, LE Peavey, and AJ Read. (2011) Managing for extinction? Conflicting conservation objectives in a large marine reserve. Conservation Letters. [PDFDOI: 10.1111/j.1755-263X.2011.00197.x

Peavey, L, RL Pitman, S Benson, J Harvey, B Watson, T Graham, and K Kopitsky. (2010) Big Eyes, Big Boats and Home Videos — Studying Sea Turtles At Sea. SWOT: The State of the World’s Sea Turtles ReportVol. V:8-12. [PDFhttp://seaturtlestatus.org/report/swot-volume-5

Friedlaender, AS, DWJ Nowacek, AJ Read, RB Tyson, L Peavey, and MS Revelli. (2009) Multiple sightings of a large group of Arnoux’s beaked whales (Berardius arnouxii) in the Gerlache Strait, Antarctica. Marine Mammal Science 26(1):246-250. [PDF] DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-7692.2009.00346.x

 

Visit my research page on the Bren School website to read more.

 

Visit the SciFund Challenge crowdfunding site to learn about my research: Turtles in the Deep. The online fundraising campaign has closed, but please contact me if you'd like to support the project!