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Lindsey Peavey

PhD Student, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management

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Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests: Pelagic ecology, Endangered species management, Biologging, Stable Isotope Ecology.

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

My dissertation work focuses on the pelagic ecology of olive ridley sea turtles, mainly their habitat use and open-ocean foraging strategies, to inform management (e.g. fisheries bycatch reduction).  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, paddleboard, play basketball, cook, take photos, and explore new places.


Gerber, L.R., J. Estes, T. Gancos Crawford, L.E. Peavey, and A.J. 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., R.L. 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. [PDF

Friedlaender, A.S., D.W.J. Nowacek, A.J. Read, R.B. Tyson, L. Peavey, and M.S. 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