Dr. Cheryl Baduini
Joint Science Department
WM Keck Science Center
925 North Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
I spent much of my childhood in or around the water, a love which I never could quite give up. That eventually led me to study marine science/biology at the University of Miami, where I helped graduate students study the ecology of lemon sharks. Following that, my masters work took me cross country to study Pacific Ocean ecosystems at Moss Landing Marine Labs in central California.
I completed my PhD work in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Irvine. My advisor, George L. Hunt, Jr., is a marine ecologist who studies coupling between physical and biological processes in the ocean and their effects on the feeding success of seabirds. Our group's research primarily covered aspects of seabird foraging ecology, including the cascade of trophic transfer of production to apex predators. My projects included extensive field research on shearwaters in the Bering Sea, and on Tern Island, French Frigate Shoals, Hawaii.
Since 2000, I have been on the faculty of the Joint Science Department of the Claremont Colleges, near Los Angeles. My research interests have expanded to include application of population genetics techniques and satellite-based tracking tools, to further understand seabird migrations. In my spare time, I love sailing, diving, traveling, and spending time with my wonderful husband and son.
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