Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Location: G12-B Lehotsky Hall
B.S/B.A Dual degrees (Fisheries and Wildlife Biology/Environmental Science)- Virginia Tech
M.S. (Science, Tropical Marine Ecology and Fisheries Science) - James Cook University, Townsville, Australia
Ph.D (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) - University of California, Santa Cruz
Ecology: animal movement and migration; connectivity in sea/landscapes; quantitativeecological modeling; wildlife ecology of large marine and terrestrial vertebrates.
Conservation and management: the strategy and execution ofconservation action; the implications of considering species with wide-ranginglife histories in a conservation portfolio; transboundary conservation; and thehistory of conservation biology.
Publications: (last 5 years)
Block, B. A., I. D. Jonsen, S. J. Jorgensen, A. J. Winship, S. A. Shaffer, S. J. Bograd, E. L. Hazen, D. G. Foley, G. A. Breed, A.-L. Harrison, J. E. Ganong, A. Swithenbank, M. Castleton, H. Dewar, B. R. Mate, G. L. Shillinger, K. M. Schaefer, S. R. Benson, M. J. Weise, R. W. Henry, & D. P. Costa. 2011. Tracking apex marine predator movements in a dynamic ocean. Nature, 474(7354).
Costa, D. P., P. W. Robinson, J. P. Arnould, A.-L. Harrison, S. E. Simmons, J. L. Hassrick, A. J. Hoskins, S. P. Kirkman, H. Oosthuizen, S. Villegas-Amtmann, & D. E. Crocker, 2010. Accuracy of ARGOS locations of pinnipeds at-sea estimated using fastloc GPS. PLoSOne, 5(1), e8677.
Harrison, A.-L. & K. J. Bjorndal. 2006. Connectivity and wide-ranging species in the ocean. In: Connectivity Conservation (K. R. Crooks and M. Sanjayan, editors). Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK.
Harrison, A.-L. 2006. Who's who in Conservation Biology—An authorship analysis. Conservation Biology, 20(3):652-657.
Berkson, J. B. & A.-L. Harrison. 2002. Refocusing natural resource management: A multidisciplinary road to reality. Journal of College Science Teaching, XXXI(7):464-469.
Berkson, J. B. & A.-L. Harrison. 2001. An integrative capstone class for the conservation biology curriculum. Conservation Biology, 15(5):1461-1463.
Grants and Self-funded Research Projects:
2005-2008 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, 2005-2008
All courses were taught at University of California, Santa Cruz
Course Assistant and Section Instructor (three sections), Ecology and Evolution, UCSC, September-December 2012
Graduate Teaching Assistant and Lab Instructor, Marine Mammalogy, UCSC, April-June 2011
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Concepts in Biology, University of California Santa Cruz, January-April 2006
Additional Professional Responsibilities:
2012-2015 Working Group Member, PELAGIC: Prioritizing ecologically significant andglobally important areas for marine mammal conservation: synthesizing the best available knowledge to inform management and policy. A three-year Working Group of CESAB, the Center for Synthesis and Analysis of Biodiversity, Aix-en-Provence, France.