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Teaching Presentation: Sara Maxwell (Conservation, Restoration and Earth Systems Science Search)
Teaching Presentation:  Sara Maxwell (Conservation, Restoration and Earth Systems Science Search)
WhenFriday, Jan. 12, 2018, 9 – 10 a.m.

Dr. Sara Maxwell focuses her research on the development of science-based solutions to conservation and management issues in the ocean, and her expertise is in the application of spatial tools, such as satellite tracking and oceanographic modeling.  She uses these tools to understanding the distribution of large marine predators, how these predators interact with ocean processes, and how this knowledge can be applied to managing predator populations, human activities and ocean resources. She seeks to conduct innovative science that is applied to conservation and management issues, build knowledge and capacity in underdeveloped regions of the world, and use research as tool for teaching and engaging students. Dr. Maxwell earned her PhD at University of California Santa Cruz in Ocean Sciences, subsequently working as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Marine Conservation Institute in Seattle, and at Stanford’s Hopkins Marine Laboratory. She worked with NOAA to determine management strategies for the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument - then the largest MPA in the world. Her current position Assistant Professor at Old Dominion University. Dr. Maxwell was awarded a 2016 Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship in Ocean Sciences, awarded to early career scientists in 'recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field’.  She enjoys teaching about marine conservation and methodologies, mentoring students in research, and is active in promoting inclusive approaches in teaching science and expanding access to science careers.

Campus locationUW Bothell UW1
Campus room220
Event typesAcademics
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