Becca Selden

Becca is a marine ecologist interested in incorporating species interactions (e.g. predation) into marine conservation and fisheries management, and understanding how human impacts on marine ecosystems affect these key interactions. In her dissertation research at UCSB she used a combination of field studies, lab experiments, and simulation modeling to understand how size-selective harvest of predators impacts their functional role in marine ecosystems. As an NSF OCE post-doctoral fellow, she is examining how distributional shifts in response to warming may alter predator-prey interactions, and whether biotic interactions influence the capacity for species to respond to warming oceans.