Dr. Ferretti received his PhD degree in marine ecology at Dalhousie University carrying out a thesis on the ecological role of sharks in marine ecosystems. He worked extensively on analyses of elasmobranch abundance, distribution and temporal trends in the Mediterranean Sea and throughout the world. Francesco is a post-doctoral fellow at Stanford University and Simon Fraser University.
Dr. Micheli is a marine ecologist and conservation biologist. She obtained her PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. She was then a postdoctoral researcher at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) in Santa Barbara, California, and she has been part of the faculty of the Biology Department at Stanford University since 2001.
Dr. Dulvy is the Co-Chair for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature Shark Specialist Group, holds a Canada Research Chair in Marine Biodiversity Conservation and is an Associate Professor in the Biology Department at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. He studies the impact of global change on marine populations and ecosystems.
Dr. Lotze holds a Canada Research Chair in Marine Renewable Resources and is an Associate Professor in the Biology Department at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. Dr. Lotze is a marine ecologist with extensive experience in the analysis of past and present human impacts on marine resources and coastal ecosystems. Her research focuses on the long-term history of human alterations of marine animal populations and ecosystems.
Dr. Worm is a marine biologist and Associate Professor at the Biology Department, Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. He received his PhD in biological oceanography from the University of Kiel, Germany. His research currently focuses on the ecosystem effects of fishing, associated changes in marine biodiversity, and the conservation of marine ecosystems on a regional and global scale.
Sean is a quantitative marine ecologist completing his PhD at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada with Drs. Nicholas Dulvy and Andrew Cooper. He completed an MSc in marine ecology at Dalhousie University with Dr. Heike Lotze in 2010. Sean specializes in the effective visual display of quantitative data to inform conservation-oriented marine ecology.
Rodrigo is a graduate in marine biology and M.Sc. in Fisheries Resources (Federal Rural Universtity of Pernambuco – Brazil, 2009). He has experience in elasmobranch ecology with an emphasis on quantitative techniques of exploited fish populations relating to population dynamics, conservation biology, demographic analysis, sustainability assessment and management of key habitats. His PhD research with Dr. Rosangela Lessa focuses on life history patterns and vulnerability of pelagic sharks exploited by longline fisheries in South America. Rodrigo is collaborating with Dr. Ferretti on historical baselines of shark abundances in the South Atlantic Ocean.
Camilla is a PhD Candidate in the CSIRO-UTAS PhD Program in Quantitative Marine Science with Dr. Stewart Frusher (University of Tasmania), Dr. Tony Smith (CSIRO) and co-supervised by Dr. Francesco Ferretti. Her project focuses in the importance of ecological baselines in developing ecosystem models. Specifically, she aims to provide information on the natural state of marine ecosystems for the demersal bioregion of South East Australia, to assess the effects of fishing and environmental factors on such communities, and to recalibrate ecosystems models using the information achieved.
Annie is an undergraduate in her senior year at Stanford. She is majoring in Biology with a concentration in Marine Biology. Her senior thesis aims to reconstruct the historical populations of white sharks in the Mediterranean Sea.
Cheryl Butner has an MA in International Environmental Policy from Monterey Institute of International Studies and is research assistant for the Micheli Lab at Stanford University. Cheryl is currently working for SharkPulse as communications and social media manager and doing the Spanish translations for the project.
Emanuel Mazzilli, is a computer engineer and MSc from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy. He is currently working at Twitter and is collaborating with The Shark Baselines Project by working on the development of SharkPulse for Android.
Arturo Lopez is an undergraduate student at Cal State Monterey Bay pursing a computer science degree with an emphasis in software engineering. Currently, Arturo is developing the new features in the SharkPulse iPhone app and extracting shark photos from the Picasa Web Albums.
Brian De Anda
Brian De Anda is a Computer Science undergraduate at California State University, Monterey Bay. Brian is currently working on the development and improvement of the SharkPulse Android mobile application.
Hector Edgar Sandoval
Hector Edgar Sandoval is a Computer Science undergraduate at California State University, Monterey Bay. He is currently working on the development and enhancement of the Baseline server and the SharkPulse website.
Ahra Lee is an MA student in the Translation and Localization Management Program at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. She is helping to provide Korean translation and localization for the SharkPulse app and related materials.
Anne Thompson is an MA student in the Translation and Localization Management Program at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. She serves as project coordinator for multilingual translation and localization efforts for the SharkPulse app and related materials.
Beth Shigemitsu is an MA student in the Translation and Localization Management Program at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. She is translating the Japanese version of the SharkPulse app and related materials.
Tianyi Yang is a native Chinese speaker, currently an MA student in the Translation and Localization Management Program at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. She is helping with translation and localization into Simplified Chinese for the SharkPulse app and related materials.
Alex is a junior at Stanford University studying computer science and public policy. He is originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana. During summer 2012, Alex worked on database management with Dr. Ferretti.
Andy Alvarez is a senior at Cal State Monterey Bay currently studying Biology. He enjoys computer programming and creating digital art. His main academic goals are: to graduate from his current institution, attend medical school and ultimately become a physician in neurology. During summer 2013, Andy collaborated with the shark baselines project by working on the development of SharkPulse for iPhone.
Erin is a rising senior at Stanford University and a member of the Class of 2014. She is a Music, Science, and Technology major with special focus on music cognition and a Biology minor. During summer 2012, Erin worked on assembling the shark CPUE database.
Lauren is a graduate of UC Berkeley, with a major in Comparative Literature. She works in guest experience at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and until summer 2013 has collaborated with The Shark Baselines Project on project communications.
Daniel Diaz is a computer science undergraduate at Cal State Monterey Bay. During Fall 2014, Daniel contributed to the Shark Baselines project by developing updates of SharkPulse for Android and designing crawlers to extract shark sightings from popular social media sites.
Owen is an undergraduate studying at Stanford University, originally from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He is a rising junior planning to major in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or Earth Systems. During summer 2012, Owen worked on assembling the Shark CPUE database.
Parker Phillips is currently a junior at Stanford University pursuing a degree in mathematical and computational science. He is originally from Malibu, California. During Summer 2013, Parker worked with Dr. Ferretti on assembling and reconfiguring the database.