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Douglas Jon McCauley
EDUCATION

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University of California at Berkeley B.A. (High Honors) 2001 Integrative Biology

University of California at Berkeley B.A. (High Honors) 2001 Political Science

Stanford University PhD 2011 Biology

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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  • 2011- Postdoctoral Fellow: UC Berkeley/University of Nairobi

  • 2011 Postdoctoral Researcher: Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University, Monterey, CA

  • 2004-2005 Research Scientist: Dr. R. Ostfeld, Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY


AWARDS & HONORS

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  • 2011 NSF International Research Fellow

  • 2008 Joseph LeConte and Amy Seller Goldsmith Public Service Award

  • 2008 Jane Miller Scholars Award

  • 2008 Invited Scholar: D. di Scienze Ambientali, Università degli Studi di Parma, Italy

  • 2007 AC Giese Award for Original Work in Experimental Biology

  • 2007 Myers Oceanographic and Marine Biology Trust Fund Award

  • 2006 NSF Graduate Research Fellow


RESEARCH GRANTS

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  • National Science Foundation, International Research Fellowship, $180,250, Nov 2011 – Oct 2013.




  • Woods Institute for the Environment, Environmental Ventures Program, “The effects of wildlife loss and land conversion on rodent-borne disease risk in East Africa”, (to/ R. Dirzo) $197,768, Aug 2010 – Sept 2012.




  • Woods Institute for the Environment, Environmental Ventures Program, “Understanding the effects of fishing on coral reef ecosystems: An interdisciplinary approach”, $171,492, Sept 2008 – Aug 2011.




  • Office of Community Engagement, Community Engagement Grant Program, “Community science education program” for the rural communities of Lekiji and Il Motiok in Laikipia, Kenya”, $2,980 Dec 2009 – Mar 2011.




  • National Geographic Society, Committee for Research and Exploration (to/ H. Young), “Invasion in paradise: cascading effects of invasion of coconut palms”, $15,292, Nov 2007 – Nov 2009.




  • National Science Foundation, Division of Environmental Biology DEB-0909670, Dissertation Research: The effects of removing large herbivores on the ecology of infectious diseases, $15,000, July 2009 – July 2011.




  • National Science Foundation, Division of Graduate Education GRFP-2006040852, “Apex predators in marine food webs: understanding the feeding ecology of reef sharks to determine their effects on coral reef ecosystems.”, $122,500, Sept 2006 – Sept 2009.




  • National Science Foundation, Division of Integrative Organismal Systems IOS-0639185 (to/ E. Sterling), Palmyra Atoll Research Coordination Network (PARCnet): Integrating Research For Coral Reef Ecosystem Science and Management, $394,412, April 2007 – March 2011.




  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, “Ecology of reptiles and amphibian communities in serpentine and non-serpentine grasslands of Jasper Ridge”, $1,240, June 2007-June 2008.




  • Biology Fellows Program, “Movement ecology of the bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas) in Costa Rica”, $2,500, May 2001-Dec 2001.




  • UC Berkeley Presidents Undergraduate Fellowship, “Impact of aquarium fish collection of three species of reef fish in the Marine Sector of the Guanacaste Conservation Area”, $2,000, June 2001-June 2002.


TEACHING

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2006-2011 Field Instructor: Biology Field Studies Program, Stanford University

2008/09 Invited Instructor: Tropical Ecology in Costa Rica, University of California

2007 Teaching Assistant: Stanford At Sea, Biology/Oceanography Course Stanford University

2006 Teaching Assistant: Ecology Field Laboratory, Stanford University

2005 Teaching Assistant: Ecology of African Savannas, Bard College



2001 Course Assistant: Tropical Ecology, University of California
SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

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Articles in peer-reviewed journals


  • Young, HS, McCauley, DJ, and R Dirzo. 2011. Differential responses to guano fertilization among tropical tree species with varying functional traits. American. Journal of Botany 98: 1-10.

  • Young, HS, McCauley, DJ, Dunbar, R, and R Dirzo. 2010. Plants cause ecosystem nutrient depletion via the interruption of bird derived spatial subsidies. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 107: 2072-2077.




  • McCauley, DJ, Micheli, F, Young, HS, Tittensor, DP, Brumbaugh, DR, Madin, EMP, Holmes, KE, Smith, JE, Lotze, HK, DeSalles*, PA, Arnold, SN, and B Worm. 2010. Acute effects of removing large fish from a near-pristine coral reef. Marine Biology 157: DOI 10.1007/s00227-010-1533-2

  • Young, HS, Shaffer, SA, McCauley, DJ, Foley, DG, Dirzo, R, and BA Block. 2010. Resource partitioning by species but not sex in sympatric boobies in the Central Pacific Ocean. Marine Ecology Progress Series 403: 291-301.




  • Young, HS, McCauley, DJ, Dirzo, R, Dunbar, RB, and SA Shaffer. 2010. Niche partitioning among and within sympatric tropical seabirds revealed by stable isotope analysis. Marine Ecology Progress Series 416: 485-494.

  • McCauley, DJ, Papastamatiou, Y, and HS Young. 2010. An observation of mating in free-ranging blacktip reef sharks Carcharhinus melanopterus. Pacific Science 64: 349-352.




  • Young, HS, Raab, TK, McCauley, DJ, Briggs*, AA and R Dirzo. 2010. The coconut palm, Cocos nucifera, impacts forest composition and soil characteristics at Palmyra Atoll, central Pacific Ocean. Journal of Vegetation Science DOI: 10.1111/j.1654-1103.2010.01219.x

  • McCauley, DJ, Joyce, FJ, and JH Lowenstein. 2008. Effects of the aquarium fish industry in Costa Rica on populations of the Cortez rainbow wrasse Thalassoma lucasanum (Perciformes:Labridae). Ciencias Marinas 34: 445-451.




  • McCauley, DJ, Keesing, F, Young, TP, and K Dittmar. 2008. Effects of the removal of large herbivores on fleas of small mammals. Journal of Vector Ecology 33: 263-268.




  • McCauley, DJ. 2007. Fishing for good news. Science 316: 200-201.




  • Pringle, RM, Young, TP, Rubenstein, DI and DJ McCauley. 2007. Herbivore-initiated interaction cascades and their modulation by productivity in an African savanna. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 104: 193–197.




  • McCauley, DJ. 2006. Nature: McCauley Replies. Nature 443: 750.

McCauley, DJ. 2006. Selling out on nature. Nature 443: 27-28.


  • McCauley, DJ, Keesing, F, Young, TP, Allan, BF and RM Pringle. 2006. Indirect effects of large herbivorous mammals on snakes in an African savanna. Ecology 87: 2657-2663.



Book Chapters


  • Pringle, RM, Palmer, TM, McCauley, DJ, and F Keesing. In press. Indirect effects of large herbivores: what they are and why they matter. In Georgiadis, N., Moss, J., King, A., and D. Malleret King (Eds.) Conserving Wildlife in African Landscapes: Kenya’s Ewaso Ecosystem. Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press.




  • McCauley, DJ . 2008. Viewpoint: Ecosystem Services. In Withgott, J. and S. Brennan (Eds), Environment: the science behind the stories. New Jersey: Prentice Hall.


Articles submitted/in preparation


  • McCauley, DJ, Young, HS, Dunbar, RB, and F Micheli. In review. Assessing the role of large mobile consumers in communities.




  • McCauley, DJ, Power, E, Bird, DW, Dunbar, RB, Durham, WH, Micheli, F, and HS Young. In review. Conservation at the edges of the world




  • McCauley, DJ, collaborators various. In preparation for Mammalian Species. Homo sapiens: a species account.


* Undergraduate student advisees

Professional Talks/presentations

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  • McCauley, DJ. Department of Environmental Science and Policy Management: University of California at Berkeley: “The ecology of large animal declines in coral reef ecosystems”. Berkeley, CA, May 2011, invited talk.




  • McCauley, DJ. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology: University of California at Santa Cruz: “Ecosystem connectivity in a changing world”. Santa Cruz, CA, May 2011, oral presentation.




  • Young, HS, Shaffer, S, McCauley, DJ, and B Block. Pacific Seabird Group 37th Annual Meeting: “Evidence of resource partitioning in sympatric seabirds from stable isotopes and GPS tracking”. Long Beach, CA, Feb 2010, oral presentation.




  • DeSalles, PA*, Papastamatiou, YP, Micheli, F, and DJ McCauley. Western Society of Naturalists 90th Annual Meeting: “Movement patterns and habitat preference of the giant manta ray (Manta birostris) at a remote Pacific atoll”. Monterey, CA, Nov 2009, oral presentation.




  • Young, HS, McCauley, DJ and R Dirzo. Ecological Society of America 94th Annual Meeting: “Plant community shifts interrupt spatial subsidies”. Albuquerque, NM, Aug 2009, oral presentation.




  • Young, HS, McCauley, DJ, and R Dirzo. American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting: “Indirect effects of palm proliferation on forest foodwebs”. Chicago, IL, Feb 2009, invited poster.




  • McCauley DJ and F Micheli. Department of Biology: University of Hawaii “Researching the ecological effects of fishing at Palmyra Atoll and the Northern Line Islands”. Honolulu, HI, June 2008, invited talk.




  • McCauley DJ and F Micheli. 89th Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Pacific Division “The ecology of fishing in coral reef ecosystems”. Hilo, HI, June 2008, oral presentation.




  • McCauley, DJ, Micheli, F, Young, HS, Tittensor, DP, Brumbaugh, DR, Madin, EMP, Holmes, KE, Smith, JE, Lotze, HK, Arnold, SN, and B Worm. 11th International Coral Reef Symposium: “Simulating overfishing in a pristine ecosystem”. Fort Lauderdale, FL, July 2008, oral presentation.




  • Brumbaugh, DR, Holmes, KE, Steneck, R. Arnold, SN, McCauley, DJ and HS Young. 11th International Coral Reef Symposium: “Coral recruitment on reefs with intact fish communities: early results & hypotheses”. Fort Lauderdale, FL, July 2008, poster.




  • Horn, R, Robbins, W, McCauley, DJ, Lobel, P and M Shivji. 11th International Coral Reef Symposium: “Population Genetic Structure of a Coral Reef Ecosystem Apex Predator, the Gray Reef Shark (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos)”. Fort Lauderdale, FL, July 2008, poster.




  • McLean, K*, McCauley, DJ, Young, HS, and F Micheli. 2nd Oceania Chondrichthyan Society Meeting: “Estimates of Reef Shark Abundance in a Semi-pristine environment”. Sydney, Australia, Sept 2008, oral presentation.




  • Bay Area Conservation Biology Symposium: “Merits of Ecosystem Services as Conservation Tool”. Berkeley, CA, Feb 2007, panel member.




  • McCauley, DJ, Keesing, F.,Young,TP, and K. Dittmar. Species Interaction Workshop UC Santa Cruz/Stanford University: “Increases in meso-predators following the removal of large mammals”. Stanford, CA, Dec 2006, oral presentation.




  • McCauley, DJ, Keesing, F, Young, TP, Allan, BF and RM Pringle. 90th Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting: “The indirect effects of large herbivores in an African savanna”. Montreal, Canada, Aug 2005, oral presentation.




  • McCauley, DJ, Keesing, F, Young, TP, Allan, BF and RM Pringle. Northeast Ecology and Evolution Conference: “Cascading effects of large herbivore loss in an African savanna”. University Park, PA, Aug 2005, oral presentation.


* Undergraduate student advisees

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

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­­­­­­­­Peer reviewer


Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, PLOS One, Oikos, Journal of Mammalogy, Marine Ecology Progress Series, Conservation Biology, The Year in Ecological Economics, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Ciencias Marinas, Diversity
Other


  • 2011 Associate Faculty Member Faculty of 1000




  • 2007-2010 Chair of the Student Committee and student representative to the Executive Committee for the Palmyra Atoll Research Consortium



  • 2009 Student representative on the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve Management Board


COMMUNITY SERVICE

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  • 2009-2011 Founder and project manager of the “Science Adult School Certificate Program” for the rural communities of Lekiji and Il Motiok in Laikipia, Kenya







  • 2006-2007 Initiator: “Buses to Beach” program, Boys and Girls Club Palo Alto/Menlo Park: provide first exposures for at-risk students to marine science and educate about opportunity in marine careers.











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