Dana Seaman
Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL
Born September 30, 1975, California, USA
 

EDUCATION
2001-present
M.Sc. candidate in Physiological and Conservation Ecology
Centre for Wildlife Ecology
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC
Evaluating stopover site quality in migrating Western Sandpipers: what cna physiology tell us?
1998
Other graduate coursework
Plant-Animal Interactions, Laboratorio de Investigaciones Ecológicas de las Yungas ¸ Universidad Nacional de Tucumán (LIEY-UNT).
1993-1997
B.Sc. in Biology/Environmental Science
Ferrum College, Ferrum, VA

 
 

PRESENTATIONS AND POSTERS
Evaluating the habitat quality of migratory stopover sites of  Western Sandpipers: What can physiology tell us?    Pacific Ecology Conference, Port Townsend, WA, February 2002.

Evaluating the habitat quality of migratory stopover sites of  Western Sandpipers: What can physiology tell us?.  SFU/UBC/UVic Ecology and Evolution Retreat, Brackendale, BC, October 2001.

The Reproductive Biology of the Green-rumped Parrotlet in the Llanos of Venezuela.  Life Science Division Seminar, Ferrum College, January 2000.

A Study of the Foraging Behavior in Leaf Cutter Ants (Acromyrmex) of Tucumán, Argentina.  Animal Behavior class lecture, Ferrum College, January 2000.

Bird Poop, Botflies, and Other Peruvian Delights: The TRC Macaw Project..  Life Science Division Seminar, Ferrum College, May 1996.

DeMarco, R. and D. Seaman, "Leaf-cutter ants: Individual Behavior and Collective Strategies during Food Collection," Proceedings of XIX Reunion Argentina de Ecologia, April 1999, Tucumán, Argentina.
 
 

HONOURS AND RESEARCH AWARDS:
2001 C.D. Nelson Memorial Scholarship , SFU
1997 Academic Excellence Award, Ferrum College
Life Science Division Outstanding Graduating Senior, Ferrum College
Spanish Language Award, Ferrum College
Arther S. Owens Leadership Award, Ferrum College
WhoÔs Who Among Student in American Universities and Colleges, 1997.
1993 Dean's List, Ferrum College
1996 Top Scholar, Ferrum College, 1993-1996.
Bonner Scholar 1993-1997
1995 Alpha Chi
1993 Alpha Mu Gamma (Foreign Languages)

 

ACADEMIC AND STUDENT SERVICE:
Organized Les ecologistes Behavioural Ecology Research Group Seminar Series, Simon Fraser University, Spring 2002
 

WORK AND RELATED EXPERIENCES
Research Assistant, High volume (southward) migration station, Fort Morgan, Alabama, September 4 ­ October 31, 2000.  Under the direction of Dr. Frank Moore (University of Southern Mississippi, USM).

Field Supervisor, Nesting Success of Grassland Birds in Restored Areas, Crystal Lake, Iowa, May 10- August 1, 2000.  Ph.D. Dissertation project of Robert Fletcher (Iowa State University).

Research Assistant, Immunological Trade-offs in Migratory Thrushes (High volume northward migration station), Johnson Bayou, Louisiana, March 26-May 7, 2000.  Ph.D. dissertation project of Jennifer Owen (USM).

Field Assistant, Reproductive Biology and Demography of Forpus passerinus, Hato Masaguaral, Guarico, Venezuela, May ­ December, 1999.  Ongoing research of Steve Beissinger (UC-Berkeley) and Colin Hughes (University of Miami).

Field Assistant, Ecology of Avian Communities Across Temporal and Altitudinal Gradients, Parque Nacional El Rey, Salta, Argentina (Yungas), July 1997 ­ December 1998.  Ph.D. dissertation project of Lic. Mercedes Rouges (University of Missouri ­ St. Louis/LIEY-UNT).

Project Assistant, Latin America/Caribbean Environmental Division, Chemonics International, June-July, 1998.

MAPS Team Leader, Nesting Success of Birds on Mogollon Rim, Arizona, May-August, 1996.  Long-term BBIRD nest-searching study of Dr. Dr. Tom Martin (University of Montana ­ Missoula).

Field Assistant Volunteer, Macaw Project, Tambopata Research Center, Manu, Peru.  December 25, 1995 ­ January 20, 1996.  Conservation and research on three large macaw species, under the direction of Eduardo Nycander.

Intern, Nesting Success of Birds on Mogollon Rim, Arizona, May-August, 1995.  Long-term BBIRD nest-searching study of Dr. Dr. Tom Martin (University of Montana ­ Missoula).

Intern, Conservation Analytical Laboratory, Smithsonian Institution, June 1992 ­ August 1993.  Under the supervision of Dr. Noreen Tuross.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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