Allison Smith

computational marine biology

CURRICULUM VITAE


EDUCATION

2010

Ph.D., Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina

2005

M.A., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles

2002

Fulbright Student, Marine Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand

2001

B.S., Biology, distinction, Duke University


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2014 - present

Moore/Sloan Data Science Postdoctoral Fellow, eScience Institute, School of Oceanography, University of Washington

2014 - present

Washington Research Foundation Innovation Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Science, eScience Institute, School of Oceanography, University of Washington

2013 - 2014

Associate Research Scholar, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program, Princeton University

2010 - 2013

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program, Princeton University


AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Best Presentation Award, Symposium on the Effects of Climate Change on the World’s Ocean, Yeosu, Korea, 2012

NASA Earth Systems Science Fellowship, 2007-2010

2nd Place Presentation, Graduate Student Day, University of South Carolina, 2009

Elsie Taber Fellowship, University of South Carolina, 2006, 2007, 2008

Graduate School Travel Grant, University of South Carolina, 2007, 2009

Fulbright Scholarship, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2002-2003

NSF-REU Fellowships, 1999, 2000, 2001

Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Fellowship, 1998


PUBLICATIONS    (**I publish as K. A. S. Mislan**)

Mislan, K. A. S., Heer, J. M., and White, E. P. (in press). Elevating the status of code in ecology. Trends in Ecology and Evolution

Bianchi, D., and Mislan, K. A. S. (in press). Global patterns of diel vertical migration times and velocities from acoustic data. Limnology and Oceanography

Mislan, K. A. S. (in press). Geographic Range. In Oxford Bibliographies in Ecology. Ed. David Gibson. New York: Oxford University Press.

Mislan, K. A. S., Dunne, J. P., and Sarmiento, J. L. (in press). The fundamental niche of blood-oxygen binding in the pelagic ocean. Oikos.

Mislan, K. A. S. and Wethey, D. S. (2015). A biophysical basis for patchy mortality during heat waves. Ecology, 96:902-907

Mislan, K. A. S., Stock, C. A., Dunne, J. P., and Sarmiento, J. L. (2014). Group behavior among model bacteria influences particulate carbon remineralization depths. Journal of Marine Research, 72:183-218

Mislan, K. A. S., Helmuth, B., and Wethey, D. S. (2014). Geographical variation in climatic sensitivity of intertidal mussel zonation. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 23:744-756

Stukel, M., Mislan, K. A. S., Décima, M., and Hmelo, L. (2014). Detritus in the marine environment. L&O: eBooks, pages 49-76

Bianchi, D., Galbraith, E. D., Carozza, D. A., Mislan, K. A. S., and Stock, C. (2013). Intensi cation of open-ocean oxygen depletion by vertically migrating animals. Nature Geoscience, 6:545-548

Mislan, K. A. S. and Wethey, D. S. (2011). Gridded meteorological data as a resource for mechanistic macroecology in coastal environments. Ecological Applications, 21(7):2678–90

Mislan, K. A. S., Blanchette, C. A., Broitman, B. R., and Washburn, L. (2011). Spatial variability of emergence, splash, surge, and submergence in wave-exposed rocky-shore ecosystems. Limnology and Oceanography, 56(3):857–866

Wethey, D. S., Brin, L. D., Helmuth, B., and Mislan, K. A. S. (2011). Predicting intertidal organism temperatures with modified land surface models. Ecological Modelling, 222(19):3568–3576

Helmuth, B., Broitman, B. R., Yamane, L., Gilman, S. E., Mach, K., Mislan, K. A. S., and Denny, M. W. (2010). Organismal climatology: analyzing environmental variability at scales relevant to physiological stress. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 213(6):995–1003

Mislan, K. A. S., Wethey, D. S., and Helmuth, B. (2009). When to worry about the weather: role of tidal cycle in determining patterns of risk in intertidal ecosystems. Global Change Biology, 15(12):3056–3065

Broitman, B. R., Szathmary, P. L., Mislan, K. A. S., Blanchette, C. A., and Helmuth, B. (2009). Predator-prey interactions under climate change: the importance of habitat vs body temperature. Oikos, 118(2):219–224

Mislan, K. A. S. and Helmuth, B. (2008). Microclimate. In Jørgensen, S. E. and Fath, B. D., editors, Encyclopedia of Ecology, volume 3, pages 2389–2393, Oxford. Elsevier

Mislan, K. A. S. and Babcock, R. C. (2008). Survival and behaviour of juvenile red rock lobster, Jasus edwardsii, on rocky reefs with varying predation pressure and habitat complexity. Marine and Freshwater Research, 59(3):246–253



TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Fall, 2006:

TA, Biological Principles, University of South Carolina

Fall, 2005:

TA, Biology of Marine Organisms, University of South Carolina

Summer, 2004:

TA, Evolution, Ecology, and Biodiversity, UCLA

Spring, 2004:

TA, Introduction to Marine Science, UCLA

Winter, 2004:

TA, Invertebrate Zoology, UCLA

Fall, 2003:

TA, Introduction to Marine Science, UCLA

Spring, 2003:

TA, Evolution, Ecology, and Biodiversity, UCLA


STUDENTS MENTORED

2012 - 2013

Lydia Rudnick, Senior Thesis, Geosciences Department, Princeton University,
Thesis title: Predicting potential geographic distribution of Siganus luridus and Siganus rivulatus, two invasive fish species in the Mediterranean Sea

Summer, 2012

Jeanette Ferrara, Princeton University Undergraduate,
PEI Internship Project: Environmental barriers during salmon smolt migration to the Pacific Ocean

Fall, 2011

Alyson Tockstein, Museum Anthropology, Columbia University,
Reader for Master’s Thesis: Climate change issue-based exhibits at the American Museum of Natural History lead the way in science communication exhibit theory, and design

Summer, 2011

Devika Balachandran, Princeton University Undergraduate,
PEI Internship Project: Patterns of zooplankton diel vertical migration in the global ocean


CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (2013 - present)

Mar., 2015

Smith, K. A., Dunne, J. P., and Sarmiento, J. L. Diversity of blood-oxygen binding traits in the global ocean. Oral Presentation, Symposium on the Effects of Climate Change on the World’s Oceans, Santos, Brazil

Jan., 2015

Smith, K. A., Stock, C. A., Dunne, J. P., and Sarmiento, J. L. Group behavior of bacteria to produce exoenzymes linked to diffusion in a model of sinking marine particles. Oral Presentation, Workshop on Microscale Marine Biophysics, Aspen, Colorado, USA

Jan., 2015

Smith, K. A., Dunne, J. P., and Sarmiento, J. L. Regional variability in the vertical zonation of P50 depths in the global ocean. Oral Presentation, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA

July, 2014

Smith, K. A., Dunne, J. P., and Sarmiento, J. L. Predictions of vertical partitions in water column utilization by pelagic species in a changing environment. Poster Presentation, Gordon Research Conference on Ocean Global Change Biology, Waterville Valley, NH, USA

Feb., 2014

Smith, K. A., Stock, C. A., Dunne, J. P., and Sarmiento, J. L. Group behavior among model bacteria influences particulate carbon remineralization depths. Poster Presentation, AGU/ASLO Ocean Sciences Meeting, Honolulu, HI, USA

Aug., 2013

Smith, K. A., Stock, C. A., Dunne, J. P., and Sarmiento, J. L. A role for bacterial group behavior in particle remineralization. Poster Presentation, Trait-based approaches to Ocean Life Workshop, Copenhagen, Denmark

Feb., 2013

Smith, K. A., Stock, C. A., Dunne, J. P., and Sarmiento, J. L. Modeling bacteria-particle processes in the dark ocean. Oral Presentation, ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA

Jan., 2013

Smith, K. A., Carter, B., Dunne, J. P., and Sarmiento, J. L. Predicting the eff ect of multiple stressors on respiratory niches in the pelagic ocean over the next century. Oral Presentation, Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Association for the Science of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO)

Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB)


SKILLS

Programming in R, Fortran, Python; Website Design, SCUBA-SSI Rescue Diver (200+ dives)