Katherine Dale / 130 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz CA 95060 
© 2019

Curriculum Vitae

Education

 

  • Graduate - University of California, Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA) (Sept 2016 – present)

  • Undergraduate - University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (Coral Gables, FL) (Sept. 2011 – May 2015)

Research Experience

 

  • University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) (Sept 2016-present)

  • United States Geological Survey (USGS), Patuxent Wildlife Research Center (Aug 2015 – Sept 2016)​

  • Research Assistant – NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center, FORCES Unit (Sept 2012 – May 2015)​

  • Ernest F. Hollings Internship – NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center (May - July 2014)​

  • Student Researcher – University of Miami Rosenstiel School for Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) (Jan 2013 – May 2013)​

Teaching & Mentoring

  • Senior thesis mentor - University of California, Santa Cruz (March 2019 - present)

  • Graduate peer mentor - University of California, Santa Cruz (September 2019 - present)

  • USC Research Experience for Undergraduates (May-August 2019)

  • More Active Girls in Computing (MAGIC) - (Jan 2017-June 2018​​)

  • Cultivamos Excelencia - University of California, Santa Cruz & San Jose City College (Dec 2016 - June 2018)

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant – University of California, Santa Cruz (Sept 2016 – present)​

  • Intern Mentor – United States Geological Survey (USGS), Patuxent Wildlife Research Center (May 2016 – Aug 2016)

  • Inventory Leader – BioBlitz (Washington D.C) (Aug 2016)​

  • Undergraduate Teaching Assistant – University of Miami (Aug 2011 – Dec 2011)​

  • Co-Chair of Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Peer Counselors (2013-2015)

Leadership Experience

  • Santa Cruz-Monterey Bay Area Subunit of the American Fisheries Society

    • Past-president - Nov 2018-present

    • President - Nov 2017 - Nov 2018

    • Media relations - Oct 2016 - Nov 2017

  • University of Miami SCUBA Club

    • Public Relations Officer (Sept 2012 - May 2015)

  • Co-Chair of Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Peer Counselors (Sept 2013 - May 2015)

Awards & Honors

  • F.G. Walton Smith Award – Undergraduate Student of the Year​  - University of Miami (2015)

  • Outstanding Marine Science Senior - University of Miami (2015)

  • Center for Computational Science (CCS) Fellowship - University of Miami​ (2015)

  • NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship​ (2013-2015)

  • University of Miami Foote Fellow

 

Grants Awarded

  1. ARCS Foundation Fellowship ($11,000)

  2. Lerner-Gray Memorial Fund ($2,200)

  3. 2018 UCSC Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Summer Research Grant ($1,200)

  4. Wrigley Institute Graduate Summer Fellowship ($1,200)

  5. Myers Trust Research Award ($1,500)                

  6. Society for Study of Evolution Small Grant for Local and Regional Outreach ($1,000)

  7. UC MEXUS Small Grant Program for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars ($1,500)

  8. California-Nevada Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Semi-Annual Travel Award ($750)

  9. 2018 UCSC Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Summer Research Grant ($1,500)

  10. 2017 UCSC Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Summer Research Grant ($1,500)

  11. Western Division of the American Fisheries Society Small Grant ($500)

  12. Friends of the Seymour Marine Discovery Center ($1,500)

Publications
  1. Dale, K. E., Tinker, M. T. & Mehta, R. S. Larval morphology predicts geographical dispersal range of Eastern Pacific eels. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 128, 107–121 (2019).

  2. Prosser D.J., Collier W.T., Dale K.E., et al. Using Thermal Infrared Cameras to Detect Avian Chicks at Various Distances and Vegetative Coverages. In prep.

  3. Dale, K. E., Daly, E. A., Brodeur, R. D. 2017. Interannual variability in the feeding and condition of subyearling Chinook salmon caught off Oregon and Washington. Fisheries Oceanography. 23:1.

  4. Drury, C., Dale, K. E., Panlilio, J. M., Miller, S. V., Lirman, D., Larson, E. A., Bartels, E., Crawford, D. L., Oleksiak, M. 2016. Genomic variation among populations of threatened coral: Acropora cervicornis. BMC Genomics. 17:286.

Presentations

  1. Dale, K.E., Mehta, R.S. The effects of a marine protected area on California moray eels around Catalina Island. Saturday at the Lab Research Talk, USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies. 2 July 2019.

  2. Dale, K.E., Tinker, M.T., and Mehta, R.S. Larval morphology can predict geographic range of Eastern Pacific eels. University of California, Santa Cruz Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Department Graduate Symposium. 17 December 2018.

  3. Dale, K.E., Fryxell, D.C, Kobayashi, K.M., McElroy, K.N. Scum Bass Reach Out: Keys to Creating Impactful Outreach Programs as a Fledgling Subunit. National Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. 22 August 2018. Invited presentation.

  4. Mehta, R.S. & Dale, K.E. Aliens in Our Reefs: The Mysterious Life of the California Moray Eel. Citizen Science talk, Santa Cruz Public Library. 2 August 2018. Joint presentation.

  5. Dale, K.E. The Secret Life of Larval Fish: A Geocaching Adventure. Graduate Student Research Symposium, University of California, Santa Cruz. 27 April 2018.

  6. Dale, K.E., Tinker, M.T., Mehta, R.S. Morphology affects the dispersal of eel larvae in the Eastern Pacific. California-Nevada Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting. March 1, 2018. San Luis Obispo, CA, USA. Oral presentation. 2nd Place Winner, Best Student Paper

  7. Dale, K.E, Tinker, M.T., Mehta, R.S. Morphology affects dispersal of eel larvae in the Eastern Pacific. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting. January 2018. San Francisco, CA, USA. Oral presentation.

  8. Dale, K.E. Small animals and big data: Fusing computer science with field ecology. August 2016. North American Ornithological Conference. August 15-20, 2016. Washington, D.C., USA. Lighting Talk.

  9. Prosser, D.J., Collier, T., Dale, K.E., Callahan, C., McGowan, P.C., Gaylord, E.J., Geschke, J.M., Howell, L., Marban, P.R., Raman, S. August 2016. Using Thermal Infrared Cameras to Detect Avian Chicks at Various Distances and Vegetative Coverages. North American Ornithological Conference. August 15-20, 2016. Washington, D.C., USA. Poster Presentation.

  10. Dale, K.E., Daly, E., Brodeur, R.D. Interannual Variability in the Diets of Subyearling Chinook Salmon. May 2015. Annual Symposium of the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission. May 2015. Kobe, Japan. Poster Presentation.

  11. Dale, K.E., Daly, E., Brodeur, R.D. Interannual Variability in the Diets of Subyearling Chinook Salmon. May 2015. Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Final Symposium. August 2014. Washington, D.C., USA. Oral Presentation.