Sustainability Ph.D. Program
School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
P.O. Box 875502 | Tempe, AZ | 85287-5502
I am interested in the effects current fishing practices and invasive species have on the marine food web. Currently, I am focusing on the Gulf of Mexico, but would like to better understand how these pressures are affecting various marine food webs on a global scale. I am combining this research with marine conservation efforts, specifically IUCN Red Listing and the current conservation status of marine fishes.
I am a native New Mexican who fell in love with the ocean at an early age. I earned a B.S. in Marine Biology, a B.S. in Biomedical Science, and an M.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences from Texas A&M University. My career path was not a straight one due to my husbands military career. I taught various college science courses while we traveled around the country eventually landing at Arizona State University. Now I am able to pursue my Ph.D. in a more permanent situation. I have 2 little boys that I love dearly and hope to use my work to teach them the importance of our ecosystems.
Polidoro, B. A., Ralph, G. M., Strongin, K., Harvey, M., Carpenter, K. E., Arnold, R., … and De Bruyne, G. (2017). The status of marine biodiversity in the Eastern Central Atlantic (West and Central Africa). Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. DOI 10.1002/aqc.2744.
Polidoro, B. A., Ralph, G. M., Strongin, K., Harvey, M., Carpenter, K. E., Titus Ayo Adeofe, T.A., Arnold, R. …..and Williams, A. IUCN Red List of Marine Bony Fishes of the Eastern Central Atlantic. IUCN Global Species Programme and MAVA Foundation. 2016.
Strongin, K.R., C. Taylor, M. Roberts, W. Neill, and F. Gelwick. Food Habits and Dietary Overlap of Two Silversides in the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway: the Invasive Menidia audens vs. the Native Labidesthes sicculus. American Midland Naturalist. 2011 (166)224-233.
Arizona State University: Bio 100, 181, & 182 / Chemistry 113 & 116 / Ecology 322 / Genetics 348 / Cell Biology 353 / Animal Physiology 359 / Vertebrate Zoology 370 / Invertebrate Zoology 385 / Biochemistry 372 / Molecular Genetics 447.
University of South Carolina: Bio 110
Central Carolina Technical College: Bio 100, 101 & 102