Deborah A. Giles
Position: Graduate Student Researcher
Phone: (916) 531-1516
Present: University of California, Davis – Doctoral student, Geography Graduate Group
2007: University of California, Davis - M.A. Geography
2004: University of California, Davis - B.A. Philosophy
2000: Sacramento City College - A.A. Hons. Social Science
Honors and Awards:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, Research Contract to study biogeography of Southern Resident killer whale behavior, 2007-2008
Henry A. Jastro and Peter J. Shields Research Fellowship Award, 2006-2008
UC Davis Geography Graduate Group Research Grant: Student Support Awards, 2008-2005
Office of Graduate Studies, Travel Award, to present research at AAG annual conference, 2007
U.C. Davis Dean’s Honor
list, 2002, 2004
Outstanding Community College Transfer Student Award, 2000
Southern resident killer whales, biogeography, the use of GIS to predict areas of importance for threatened species, habitat conservation, ecosystem restoration.
Engebretson, M., Giles, D, Paquette, N. 2003. The Dirty Side of the Exotic Animal Pet Trade. Animal Issues, Volume 34 Number 2
Giles, D.A., 2003, Pet Food: Buyer Beware. Animal Issues. Volume 34 Number 1
Giles, D.A., 2002, Rendering: The Invisible Industry. Animal Issues, Volume 33 Number 3
08/27/08 The Whale Museum: Lecture Series – Behavior of Southern Resident Killer Whales in the presence of vessels in the Salish Sea.
03/16/08 Guest Lecturer. Wildlife Ecology and Conservation – upper division undergraduate class, UC Davis. Habitat and Niche: using Southern Resident killer whales to examine how these may change with seasons as animals migrate.
01/23/08 Undergraduate Seminar in Conservation Biology - Assessing Potential Impacts of vessels on Southern Resident Killer Whales: Implication for future regulatory guidelines
09/19/07 The Whale Museum: Lecture Series – Biogeographic study of Southern Resident Killer Whale Behavior throughout their summer range in the Salish Sea
04/21/07 Association of American Geographers, Annual Meeting – San Francisco. Student Paper Presentation - 2006 pilot study for dissertation research.
03/10/07 Interdisciplinary Graduate Symposium – Presentation - 2006 pilot study hypothesis and methods.
02/21/07 Graduate Seminar in Geography - Wildlife Conservation, Law and Policy Seminar. Impacts of vessels on Southern Resident Killer Whales: Implication for future regulatory guidelines.
02/14/07 Animals in Society – Population Health and Reproduction/School of Vet Med. Impacts of vessels on Southern Resident Killer Whales: Implication for future regulatory guidelines
02/14/07 Undergraduate Seminar in Conservation Biology. Geographical evaluation of interactions between boats and killer whale: assessing potential impacts.