Post-Doctoral Fellow, Sea Around Us Project
BSc Biology & BSc Environmental Science (Portland State University); PhD Marine Biology and Fisheries (University of Miami)
- Sea Around Us Project (SAUP)
Kristin Kleisner moved around the U.S. and Ireland with her family who was in the hotel business. Many of the locations Kristin was fortunate to live in were near the sea and this helped to foster a deep love and appreciation for our watery planet. Kristin received two BSc degrees from Portland State University in Portland, OR in the fields of Biology and Environmental Science. She then spent two lovely years in Jackson Hole, WY (missing the ocean, but enjoying the mountains!) before returning to the academic world and obtaining a PhD in Marine Biology and Fisheries from the University of Miami. Kristin’s dissertation work focused on the incorporation of spatial autocorrelation into indices of abundance and the effect that this has on stock assessments. She also explored the ecological implications of spatial autocorrelation in large pelagic fish that occupy different depth zones. Kristin was also a research diver for the Florida Keys Multi-Agency Reef Visual Census Study. Currently, Kristin is a postdoctoral-fellow with the Sea Around Us Project at the Fisheries Centre, and works with Dr. Daniel Pauly and many other project members on developing and testing indicators of ocean health.