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Publications

  1. Selgrath, J.C., Peterson, G. Thyresson, M., Nyström, M. and S. Gergel. In Press. Regime Shifts and Spatial Resilience in coral reefs: A Social-Ecological Systems Approach. Learning Landscape Ecology: A Practical Guide to Concepts and Techniques (2nd Edition)
  2. Selgrath, J. C., Roelfsema, C., Gergel, S. E., Vincent, A. C. J. 2016. Mapping for coral reef conservation: comparing the value of participatory and remote sensing approaches.. Ecosphere DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.1325
  3. Selgrath, J.C., Kleiber, D.K., O’Donnell, K. 2014. Understanding tradeoffs in fishers decision making: Catch, distance, and safety influence where fishers fish. Enhancing Stewardship in Small-Scale Fisheries: Practices and Perspectives. [ Link ]
  4. Ban N.C., I.R. Caldwell , T.L. Green , S.K. Morgan, K. O'Donnell , and J.C. Selgrath 2009. Diverse fisheries require diverse solutions. Science 323(5912): 338-9
  5. Selgrath, J.C., K.A., Hovel, R.A. Wahle 2007. Effects of habitat edges on the abundance and survival of American lobsters. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 353(2): 253-264

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Jennifer Selgrath

PhD Candidate

Email:
Web page: Home page, Project Seahorse
Research area: Ecology
Supervisor: A. Vincent
History: The goal of my Ph.D. thesis is to understand the interplay between fishing pressure and habitat change and to use such information to explore systematic options for siting marine protected areas (MPAs). I work on the relationship between governance and the sustainability of small-scale fisheries, the spatial-dynamics of small-scale fisheries, and the value of different mapping approaches for applied conservation. I am addressing questions using an interdisciplinary approach that incorporates landscape and community ecology, conservation biology, anthropology and planning, and remote sensing. This work is being done in close collaboration with my Filipino colleagues at the Project Seahorse Foundation (ZSL Philippines) and through the support of the Fulbright Scholars program. You can read more about it in UBC Reports: http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/ubcreports/2009/09mar05/fulbright.html. On the side I am also interested in catch shares models, aquaculture sustainability and Crown-of-Thorn Starfish outbreaks.

Before coming to UBC I completed my M.Sc. at San Diego State University (SDSU) where I worked with Dr. Kevin Hovel on American Lobsters and edge effects. We collaborated closely with Dr. Rick Wahle at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. Prior to attending SDSU, I was a research apprentice at the University of Washington's Friday Harbor Laboratories where I studied the population genetics of Pacific Sand Lance and trophic cascades in Marine Reserves. I received a BA in Earth and Environmental Science and a BA in Dance from Wesleyan University. At Wesleyan I assessed eutrophication in lakes and ponds with Dr. Kristina Beuning. I also studied abroad at James Cook University where I did research on dolphin ecology with Dr. Guido Parra and spent time mapping geological formations in the outback.

You can find me on twitter: @JennySelgrath
I sometimes blog for Project Seahorse. For example: http://seahorse.fisheries.ubc.ca/node/710

Awards

2015

Cordula and Gunter Paetzold Fellowship

For Research

2014

Cordula and Gunter Paetzold Fellowship

For Research

2014

NSERC CREATE Training Program in Biodiversity Research Travel Award

For Research

Travel to the International Marine Conservation Congress. Read more »

2013

Rick Hansen Man in Motion Fellowship

For Research

2013

Novel coral reef mapping for immediate conservation application (Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium)

For Research

2013

Fostering coral reef resilience to climate change by reducing habitat destruction (Planet Action)

For Research

2013

Biodiversity Research: Integrative Training & Education Fellowship

For Research

2012

Department of Zoology Fellowship

For Research

2010

Declines and Recoveries of Coral Reefs Under Varying Fishing Impacts

For Research

The Explorer's Club Exploration Fund. The Explorer's Club aims to “broaden our knowledge of the universe” via the scientific exploration of land, sea, air, and space. The Club's members have been responsible for an illustrious series of famous firsts: First to the North Pole, first to the South Pole, first to the summit of Mount Everest, first to the deepest point in the ocean, first to the surface of the moon. Read more »

2009

Fulbright Scholarship, Philippines

For Research

Fostering Healthy Habitats Through Sustainable Fishing

2009

Four Year Fellowship, University of British Columbia

For Research

2009

Project Aware

For Research

2009

Lindbergh Foundation Certificate of Merit

For Research

2008

UBC University Graduate Fellowship

For Research

2008

Mapping habitats for seahorse conservation (Planet Action)

For Research

2007

Kit Malkin Scholarship

For Research

Last updated 24 May 2016