Satterthwaite awarded 2018 California Sea Grant State Fellowship
Erin Satterthwaite, NOAA Fisheries – Southwest Fisheries Science Center
Erin Satterthwaite will earn a doctorate in ecology from University of California, Davis, in 2018. Her dissertation is an interdisciplinary project focused on understanding the movement of marine young, also known as marine larvae, to better identify habitats that are priority marine conservation areas and ensure that areas will maintain healthy populations. She uses ecological fieldwork to study the relationship between habitat characteristics, reproduction, and settlement of a model crab species along the California coast.
At the NOAA NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Satterthwaite will assist the environmental research division with the development of an ecosystem-based fishery management plan to comprehensively manage marine species as part of an ecosystem.