Mary E. Hunsicker

I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS).  I received my PhD in Aquatic & Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington. I have a M.S. degree in Marine & Environmental Sciences from Stony Brook University.

My research interests focus on the structure and dynamics of marine food webs and the potential impacts of anthropogenic and climate forcing on species interactions. I am excited by questions with local to global relevance and am particularly driven by the needs to improve ecosystem management and conservation strategies. To gain insight from single species to ecosystem level perspectives, I use both synthetic and analytical approaches, including stable isotope analysis, ecological and statistical models, and meta-analysis.

The main components of my research program include the following: 1) trophic ecology and ecosystem services of marine organisms and 2) ecological consequences of fishing and climate variability on fish and invertebrate population dynamics.

Post-Doctoral Fellow
National Center for Ecological
Analysis and Synthesis