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Deborah A. Giles

Position: Graduate Student Researcher

Campus Address:
1354 Academic Surge
Department of Wildlife, Fish, & Conservation Biology

Phone: (916) 531-1516

Email: spam free email link to NAME

Degrees:

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

Research Interests:

Southern resident killer whales, biogeography, the use of GIS to predict areas of importance for threatened species, habitat conservation, ecosystem restoration.

Publications:

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 

Presentations:

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.

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