Graduate Students
Causey Lab, University of Alaska Anchorage

Veronica Padula

Education

Master of Science, Fisheries, December 2013

University of Alaska Fairbanks, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences

Co-advisers: Andres Lopez (UAF) and Douglas Causey (UAA)


Bachelor of the Arts, Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology, 2006

Columbia University, New York, NY

Awards

2010 CASE: Changing Alaska Science Education, a GK-12 Project at UAF

2012 Rasmuson Fisheries Research Center Graduate Student Fellowship

2013 USDOI Alaska Climate Science Center Graduate Research Fellowship

2013 EPSCoR Travel Grant for Arctic AAAS Meeting in Kodiak, AK

2014 Travel Grant for the 2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting in Honolulu, HI

Publications and Reports

Causey, D. and V.M. Padula. (2014). The Pelecaniform Birds. Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences.pdf


Causey, D., J.M. Welker, K.K. Burnham, V.M. Padula, and N.A. Bargmann. (2013). Fine-Scale Temporal and Spatial Patterns of a High Arctic Marine Bird Community. In: F.J. Mueter, D.M.S. Dickson, H.P. Huntington, J.R. Irvine, E.A. Logerwell, S.A. MacLean, L.T. Quakenbush, and C. Rosa (eds.), Responses of Arctic Marine Ecosystems to Climate Change. Alaska Sea Grant, University of Alaska Fairbanks. http://doi.org/10.4027/ramecc.2013.10


Haynes T.B., S.K. Nelson and V.M. Padula. (2011). Dynamics of multi-species forage flocks in marine waters near Juneau, Alaska. Marine Ornithology. 39: 227-235. pdf


Haynes, T.B., S.K. Nelson, F. Poulsen and V.M. Padula (2011). At-sea habitat use and patterns in spatial distribution of Marbled Murrelets in Port Snettisham, SE Alaska. Marine Ornithology. 39: 151-162.pdf


Padula, V.M., J. Burger, S.H. Newman, S. Elbin and C. Jeitner (2010). Metals in feathers of Black-crowned Night-heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) chicks from the New York/New Jersey Harbor Estuary. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 59: 157-165. pdf


Newman, S.H., V.M. Padula, S.K. Nelson, and T.B. Haynes (2008). Health Assessment of Marbled Murrelets in Port Snettisham, SE Alaska. Unpublished report prepared for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game by Wildlife Trust, New York, NY. 41pp.


Newman, S.H., V.M. Padula, C. Cray and L.D. Kramer (2007). Health assessment of Black-crowned Night-herons (Nycticorax nycticorax) of the New York Harbor estuary. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part B. 148: 363-374. pdf

Presentations

Padula, V. M., S. Stewart, B. Spurlock, M. E. Hu, J. Kennish, B. Hagedorn, and D. Causey. “Plastic, phthalate, and PCB contamination of seabirds from the Aleutian Islands.” Ocean Sciences Meeting 2014, February 23-28, 2014. Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.


Padula, V. M., S. Stewart, B. Spurlock, M. E. Hu, J. Kennish, B. Hagedorn, and D. Causey. “Plastic, phthalate, and PCB contamination of seabirds from the Aleutian Islands.” Alaska Forum on the Environment, February 3-7, 2014. Anchorage, Alaska, USA.


Causey, D., V.M. Padula, and N. A. Bargmann. “Trophic ecology of marine birds of the far western Aleutian Islands.” 2013 Arctic AAAS Conference, Fisheries and Watersheds: Food Security, Education and Sustainability, September 26-28, 2013. Kodiak, Alaska, USA.


Padula, V. M., M. E. Hu, B. Spurlock, B. Hagedorn, J. Kennish, and D. Causey. “Phthalate and PCB contamination in seabirds from the western Aleutian Islands.” 2013 Arctic AAAS Conference, Fisheries and Watersheds: Food Security, Education and Sustainability, September 26-28, 2013. Kodiak, Alaska, USA.


Padula, V. M., N. A. Bargmann, S. Ali, B. Hagedorn, J. Kennish, and D. Causey. “Plastic, phthalates, and PCB contamination of seabirds from the Aleutian Islands.” 15th Alaska Bird Conference, October 22-26, 2012. Anchorage, Alaska, USA.


Causey, D., N. A. Bargmann, and V.M. Padula. “Complex Foodweb Dynamics of Marine Bird Communities of High and Low Arctic Alaska.” 15th Alaska Bird Conference, October 22-26, 2012. Anchorage, Alaska, USA.


Padula, V. M., N. A. Bargmann, S. Ali, and D. Causey. “Inorganic element and phthalate levels in tufted puffins from the western Aleutian Islands: Preliminary results.” 2012 Annual Meeting of the Alaska Chapter of the Wildlife Society, April 10-13, 2012. Anchorage, Alaska, USA.


Padula, V. M., N. A. Bargmann, S. Ali, and D. Causey. “Plastic, phthalates, and PCB contamination of seabirds from the Aleutian Islands.” 39th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Seabird Group, February 7-12, 2012. Turtle Bay, Hawaii, USA.


Padula, V. M., A. Lopez, and D. Causey. “Phylogeography of least cisco (Coregonus sardinella) in Northern Alaska: Preliminary results.” Meeting of the Alaska Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Fisheries in Today’s Alaska: Integrating Fish, Habitat, and People, November 14-18, 2011. Girdwood, Alaska, USA.


Padula, V. M., A. Lopez, and D. Causey. “Population genetic structure of least cisco (Coregonus sardinella) from the Arctic Coastal Plain of Alaska.” Meeting of the Alaska Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Alaskan Fisheries in a Changing World, November 3-5, 2010. Juneau, Alaska, USA.


Padula, V.M., S.H. Newman, S.K. Nelson, T.B. Haynes and C. Cray. “Health Assessment of Marbled Murrelets in Port Snettisham, SE Alaska.” 36th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Seabird Group, February 18-26, 2009. Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan; Alaska Marine Science Symposium, January 19-23, 2009. Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage, Alaska, USA.


Bernick, A.J., S.H. Newman and V.M. Padula. “Foraging Ecology and Health Assessments of Black-crowned Night-herons in the New York/New Jersey Harbor Estuary: Linking Resource Use and Wader Health.” Wings Without Borders: The 4th North American Ornithological Conference, October 3-7, 2006. World Trade Center, Veracruz, Mexico.


Newman, S.H. and V.M. Padula. “Health Assessment of Black-crowned Night-herons in New York Harbor Estuary.” The Northeast Natural History Conference IX, April 20-21, 2006. The New York State Museum, Albany, New York, USA.

Posters

Padula, V.M., M. E. Hu, and D. Causey. “Plastic, phthalate, and PCB contamination of seabirds from the Aleutian Islands.” 2014 Alaska Marine Science Symposium, NPRB, January 20-24, 2014. Anchorage, Alaska, USA.


Padula, V.M., D. Causey, N. Wolf, and J. M. Welker. “Lipid extraction and the fugacity of stable isotope values.” 2013 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 9-13, 2013. San Francisco, California, USA.


Causey, D., J. M. Welker, V. M. Padula, K. Burnham, and J. Burnham. “Effects of rapid environmental change (2010-2012) on Greenland high Arctic coastal marine communities.” 2013 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 9-13, 2013. San Francisco, California, USA.


Nishkian, M., D. Rinella, M, Chilcote, V. M. Padula, and D. Causey. “Ecology and genetics of a newly discovered population of Chinook and other salmonids in Portage Valley, Alaska.” 2013 Arctic AAAS Conference, Fisheries and Watersheds: Food Security, Education and Sustainability, September 26-28, 2013. Kodiak, Alaska, USA.


Causey, D., N. A. Bargmann, and V. M. Padula. “Trophic Ecology of Marine Birds of the Far Western Aleutian Islands Using Stable Isotopes.” 15th Alaska Bird Conference, October 22-26, 2012. Anchorage, Alaska, USA.


Bargmann, N. A., K. K. Burnham, J. H. Burnham, V. M. Padula, J. M. Welker, and D. Causey. “Biogeochemical indicators of change in high- and low- Arctic marine bird communities: comparative isotopic (13C, 15N, and 34S) studies in Alaska and Greenland.” 39th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Seabird Group, February 7-12, 2012. Turtle Bay, Hawaii, USA.


Bargmann, N. A., V. M. Padula, and D. Causey. “Comparison of stable isotope techniques using seabirds of the Near Islands, Aleutian Islands.” 39th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Seabird Group, February 7-12, 2012. Turtle Bay, Hawaii, USA.


Causey, D., R. Sawyer, N. A. Bargmann, and V. M. Padula. “Complex foodweb dynamics of marine bird communities of the high and low Arctic.” 39th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Seabird Group, February 7-12, 2012. Turtle Bay, Hawaii, USA.


Causey, D., N. A. Bargmann,V. M. Padula, K. Burnham, J. Burnham, and J. Welker. “Biogeochemical indicators of change in Arctic and Subarctic marine bird communities: Alaska and Greenland.” American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 5-9, 2011. San Francisco, California, USA; Alaska Marine Science Symposium, January 16-20, 2012. Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage, Alaska, USA.


Causey, D., N. A. Bargmann, and V. M. Padula. “Using stable isotopes to infer diets in six commonly breeding seabirds at the Near Aleutian Islands, Alaska.” 37th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Seabird Group, February 2010. Long Beach, California, USA.


Haynes, T.B., S.K. Nelson, F. Poulsen and V.M. Padula. “At-sea habitat use and patterns in spatial distribution of Marbled Murrelets in Port Snettisham, SE Alaska.” 36th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Seabird Group, February 18-26, 2009. Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan.


Causey, D. and V. Padula. “Dynamic prediction of large scale diversity patterns in marine pelagic birds of northern North Pacific and Bering Sea.” 36th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Seabird Group, February 18-26, 2009. Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan.


Newman, S.H. and V.M. Padula. “Health Assessment of Black-crowned Night-herons in New York Harbor Estuary.” The Northeast Natural History Conference IX, April 20-21, 2006. The New York State Museum, Albany, New York, USA; Conserving Birds in Human-Dominated Landscapes: Weaving a Common Future, April 27-28, 2006. The American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York, USA.


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