CURRICULUM VITAE

Shelby L. Ziegler

Moss Landing Marine Laboratories

San Jose State University

Moss Landing, CA 95039

shelbylziegler@gmail.com | www.shelbyziegler.net | @slziegler220

 

 

Education

2020                PhD., The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
                         Course of study: Ecology, Advisor: Dr. F. Joel Fodrie

                         Committee members: Dr. Kenneth Able, Dr. Jaye Cable,

                         Dr. Brian Silliman and Dr. Charles ‘Pete’ Peterson.

 

2013                B.S., The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

                        Major: Biology

 

Professional Appointments

2020-pres.      Postdoctoral Research Associate, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories

                          Advisors: Dr. Scott Hamilton and Dr. Richard Starr

 

2017-2019       Graduate Research Assistantship, Coastal Recreational Fish License Grant: Marsh Island

 

2016-2018       Graduate Research Assistantship, Coastal Waters Consortiumm Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative.

 

2013-2015       Laboratory and Research Specialist, Marine Biodiversity Laboratory, Virginia Institute of Marine Science

                           Supervisor: Dr. J. Emmett Duffy.

 

2010-2013       Undergraduate Researcher, College of William and Mary

                            Supervisor: Dr. Jonathan D. Allen. 

 

2012                Summer Research Intern, Coastal Studies Center, Bowdoin College.

                          Supervisor: Dr. Jonathan D. Allen. 

 

Peer-reviewed Publications (* indicates mentee)

Whalen, M.A., R.D.B. Whippo… (64 co-authors) …, S.L. Ziegler and J.E. Duffy. In Press. Climate drives the geography of marine consumption by changing predator communities. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.

 

Ziegler, S. L., M. D. Miller*, C. S. Smith, and F.J. Fodrie. 2020. Abiotic cycles mediate the strength of cross-boundary consumption within coastal food webs. Estuaries and Coasts. doi:10.1007/s12237-020-00829-7

 

Gilby B. L., M. P. Weinstein, R. Baker, J. Cebrian, S. B. Alford, A. Chelsky, D. D. Colombano, R. M. Connolly, C. A. Currin, I. C. Feller, A. Frank, J. A. Goeke, L. A. Goodridge Gaines, F. E. Hardcastle, C. J. Henderson, C. W. Martin, A. E. McDonald, B.H. Morrison, A.D. Olds, J. S. Rehage, N. J. Waltham, and S. L. Ziegler. 2020. Human actions alter tidal marsh seascapes and the provision of ecosystems services. Estuaries and Coasts. doi:10.1007/s12237-020-00830-0

 

Ziegler, S. L., K. W. Able, and F. J. Fodrie. 2019. Dietary shifts across biogeographic scales alter spatial subsidy dynamics. Ecosphere. 10 (12): e02980. doi:10.1002/ecs2.2980

 

Ziegler, S. L., J. H. Grabowski, C. J. Ballie, and F. J. Fodrie. 2018. Effects of landscape setting on oyster reef structure and function largely persist more than a decade post-restoration. Restoration Ecology. 26 (5): 933-942. doi:10.1111/rec.12651

 

McCann, M. J., K. W. Able, R. R. Christian, F. J. Fodrie, O. P. Jensen, J. J. Johnson, P. C. López-Duarte, C. W. Martin, J. A. Olin, M. J. Polito, B. J. Roberts, and S. L. Ziegler. 2017. Key taxa in food web responses to stressors: The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 15(3): 242-149. doi:10.1002/fee.1474

 

Duffy J. E., S. L. Ziegler, J. Campbell, P. Bippus,* and J. S. Lefcheck. 2015. Squidpops: A simple tool to crowdsource a global map of marine predation intensity. PLoS ONE 10(11): e0142994. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0142994

 

Allen J. D., A. F. Armstrong and S. L. Ziegler. 2015. Environmental induction of polyembryony in echinoid Echinoderms. Biological Bulletin 229: 221–231. doi:10.1086/bblv229n3p221

 

Publications in review or in revision (* indicates mentee)

Ziegler, S. L., R. Baker, S. C. Crosby, M. A. Barbeau, J. Cebrian, D. D. Colombano, R. M. Connolly, L.A. Deegan, B. L. Gilby, D. Mallick, C. W. Martin, J. A. Nelson, J. F. Reinhardt, C.A. Simenstad, N. J. Waltham, T. A. Worthington, and L. P. Rozas. (In Revision). Geographic variation in salt marsh structure and function for nekton: finding commonality across multiple scales. Estuaries and Coasts.

 

Hovel, K., J. E. Duffy, J. J. Stachowicz, P. Reynolds, C. Bostrom, K. Boyer, M. Cusson, F. J. Fodrie, K. Gagnon, C. Hereu, M. Hori, P. Jorgensen, C. Kruschel, K. Lee, M. Nakaoka, N, O’Connor, F. Rossi, J. Ruesink, F. Tomas Nash and S. L. Ziegler. (In Revision). Joint effects of patch edges and habitat degradation on faunal predation risk in a widespread marine foundation species. Ecology.

Waltham N. J., C. Alcott, M. A. Barbeau, J. Cebrian, R. M. Connolly, L. A. Deegan, K. Dodds, L. A. Goodridge Gaines, B. L. Gilby, C. J. Henderson, C. M. McLuckie, T. J. Minello, G. S. Norris, J. Ollerhead, J. Pahl , J. F. Reinhardt, R. J. Rezek, C. A. Simenstad, J. A. M. Smith, E. L. Sparks , L. W. Staver , S. L. Ziegler and M. P. Weinstein. (In Review). Tidal marsh restoration optimism in a changing climate and urbanizing seascape. Estuaries and Coasts.

 

Colombano, D.D., S. Y. Litvin, S. B. Alford, R. Baker, M. A. Barbeau, J. Cebrián, R. M. Connolly, C. A. Currin, L. A. Deegan, J. S. Lesser, C. W. Martin, A. E. McDonald, C. McLuckie, B. H. Morrison, J. W. Pahl, L. M. Risse, J. A. M. Smith, L. W. Staver, R. E. Turner, Nathan J. Waltham, and Shelby L. Ziegler. (In Review). Climate change implications for tidal marsh food webs and nekton support. Estuaries and Coasts.

 

Teaching Experience

2019                Teaching Assistant, BIOL252: Anatomy and Physiology,

                          Instructor: Dr. Corey Johnson (UNC-CH)

2016-2018     Graduate Research Consultant, ENEC 304: Restoration Ecology.

                          Instructor: Dr. Geoffrey Bell (UNC-CH)

2015-2016     Teaching Assistant, ENEC202: Introduction to Environmental Sciences.
                          Instructor: Dr. Geoffrey Bell (UNC-CH)

 

Guest lectures

UNC Restoration Ecology Course - Oyster reef restoration (2016, 2018)

UNC Introduction to Marine Sciences Course – Coastal habitats and fisheries (2020)

 

Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

2020                UNC Graduate School Horizon Award, $500.

2019                UNC Graduate School Transportation Grant, $400.

2019                Coastal Estuarine Research Federation Student Travel Award, $150.

2018                Rutgers University Marine Field Station Visiting Scientist Grant. $2,770.

2017-2019       NCDMF Coastal Recreational Fishing License Grant. “Effects of isolated marsh islands and fringing mainland marshes on secondary production and food web dynamics in tidal estuaries” $195,331. (co-investigator)

2017-2018       Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Scholar.         

2015                Professional and Staff Development Grant. Virginia Institute of Marine Science. $600.

2013                HHMI Travel Grant, College of William and Mary. $300.

2012                Mary E. Ferguson Memorial Research Grant. College of William and Mary. $250.

2011-2012       Teachers for a Competitive Tomorrow Fellowship. Virginia Department of Education.

$7,200.

 

Invited Seminars

2020                Ziegler, S.L. Geographic variation in predator-prey and food web dynamics across salt marsh-estuarine boundaries. The University of Texas Marine Science Institute Seminar Series. June 2020.

 

2019                Ziegler, S.L., K.W. Able, and F.J. Fodrie. Dietary shifts across biogeographic scales alter spatial subsidy dynamics. Concepts and Controversies in Tidal Marsh Ecology, Revisited workshop. November 2019.

 

2018                Ziegler, S.L., J. H. Grabowski, C. J. Ballie, L.A. Yeager and F. J. Fodrie. Landscape ecology influences estuarine community dynamics and service delivery. OneNOAA Science Seminar Series. April 2018.

 

Presentations (* indicates mentee)

2019                Ziegler, S.L., L.R. Clance*, A.R. McMains*, M.D. Miller*, F.J. Fodrie. Influence of marsh island size on nekton communities: intermediate optima rather than SLOSS? Coastal Estuarine Research Federation Biennial Meeting. November 2019.

2019                Clance, L.R.*, S.L. Ziegler and F.J. Fodrie. Contaminants disrupt aquatic trophic interactions via decreased predator efficiency. Coastal Estuarine Research Federation Biennial Meeting. November 2019. Poster.

2019                Ziegler, S.L., K.W. Able, and F.J. Fodrie. Dietary shifts across biogeographic scales alter spatial subsidy dynamics. Concepts and Controversies in Tidal Marsh Ecology, Revisited workshop. November 2019.

2019                Ziegler, S.L. F.J. Fodrie. How do lower-estuary marshes support fishery production in NC. Research Applied to Managing the Coast Symposium. March 2019.

2018                Ziegler S.L., K.W. Able, and F.J. Fodrie. Regional differences in trophic interactions among marsh-associated fishes. 47th Annual Benthic Ecology Meeting. March 2018.

2018                Ziegler S.L., K.W. Able, and F.J. Fodrie. Regional differences in trophic interactions among marsh-associated fishes driven by tidal regime. 32nd Annual Tidewater Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Meeting. January 2018.

2018                Clance L.R.*, S.L. Ziegler, and F.J. Fodrie. Effect of edge-to-area ratios of marsh habitat and seasonality on condition of juvenile fishes. 32nd Annual Tidewater Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Meeting. January 2018. Poster.

(Winner of Best Poster Award)

2017                Ziegler S. L., F. J. Fodrie, Snailed it: the effects of tidal inundation and structural complexity on predator-prey dynamics in salt marshes. 46th Annual Benthic Ecology Meeting.

2017                Ziegler S. L., M. D. Miller^, and F. J. Fodrie, Drivers of predator-prey interactions in NC salt marshes. 5th Annual UNC Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology Student Research Symposium.

2016                Ziegler S. L., M. J. McCann, et al., Developing a food web model to measure responses to disturbance: Deepwater Horizon oil spill. 4th Annual UNC Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology Student Research Symposium.

2015                Ziegler S. L., P. M. Bippus* and J. E. Duffy. BiteMap: A simple, scalable assay to quantify predation pressure along environmental gradients. 44th Benthic Ecology Meeting.

2015                Allen, J.D., A.F. Armstrong, S.L. Ziegler and S.T. Abdel-Raheem. Environmental induction of polyembryony in echinoderms. Developmental Biology of Sea Urchins.

2014                Ziegler S. L., J. S. Lefcheck, J. P. Richardson and J. E. Duffy. Shifts in mesograzer community structure following two major eelgrass die-offs in the Chesapeake Bay. 43rd Benthic Ecology Meeting. Poster.

2014                Richardson, J. P., J. S. Lefcheck, S. L. Ziegler, and J. E. Duffy. Size structure drivers of crustacean grazer epifauna in a Chesapeake Bay Zostera marina bed. 43rd Benthic Ecology Meeting.

2013               Ziegler, S. L., and J. D. Allen. Developmental responses to multiple environmental stressors in echinoid echinoderms. 42nd Benthic Ecology Meeting. Poster.

 

Mentoring 

2018-2019       Andrew McMains, Research technician, Assessing the residency of juvenile fishes to marsh islands of varying size and shape.

2017-2019       Lily Olmo, Undergraduate student, Blocking marsh access for nekton to explore trophic flows at the marsh-estuary boundary.

2017-2018       Lauren Clance, Research technician,

Contaminants disrupt aquatic trophic interactions via decreased predator efficiency.

Effect of edge-to-area ratios of marsh habitat and seasonality on condition of juvenile fishes.

2016-2019       Marianna Miller, Undergraduate student, Impacts of structural complexity and edge effects on predation in a salt marsh.

2018                Claire Spear – 6-week summer intern. 

2014                Paige Bippus, REU Student (VIMS), Predation pressure across a salinity gradient in Chesapeake Bay tidal marshes.

 

Outreach

2019                Skype a Scientist, over 100 students from classrooms in Iowa, Illinois, and Nebraska.

2018                #WhatFishWednesday, Twitter Educational Outreach

2017                Participant, NC Science Festival Invite-a-Scientist Program, Beaufort, NC

2016-2018       Logistics Lead, SciREN Coast, Science Research and Education Network

2016-2017       Outreach Chair, Graduate Student Association, UNC-IMS

2016-2017       Participant and Organizer, NC Seafood Festival Education Day, Morehead City, NC

2016                Participant, UNC Science Expo, Chapel Hill, NC

2015-2018       Student Blogger: UNder the C Blog

 

 

Professional Service

2019                Moderator, CERF Conference, Population and Community Ecology Session, Nov. 2019

2019                Undergraduate Presentation Judge, CERF conference, Nov. 2019

 

2018-2019       Seminar Chair, UNC Environment, Ecology and Energy Program

 

Peer reviewer: Global Change Biology, Biological Conservation,

Estuaries and Coasts, BioInvasions Records

Marine Ecology Progress Series

 

Workshops: Concepts and Controversies in Tidal Marsh Ecology, Revisited workshop. Nov. 2019.

Structural Equation Modeling Workshop. Dr. Jarrett Byrnes, Jan. 2016.

 

Society Memberships:

Coastal Estuarine Research Federation

Benthic Ecology Meeting Society

Sigma Xi

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