Noah Ben-Aderet | Ph.D. Student |firstname.lastname@example.org
Short Bio: I am a 3rd year doctoral student and also the newest member of the Sandin lab. While my master’s research (completed in 2009 at the Inter-University Institute for Marine Science in Eilat, Israel) focused on the effects of high CO2 conditions on the photosynthetic machinery that powers individual corals, my primary interests have always been fish, fish populations and the effects of small scale fishing.
In 2004, I graduated from UCSD with a BS in Ecology, Behavior and Evolution and a minor in Political Science. After some traveling, I returned to San Diego and worked at Hubbs-Seaworld Research Institute monitoring hatchery-reared white seabass populations off the southern California coast. This led to a position tagging and tracking juvenile thresher sharks in the lab of the late Dr. Jeff Graham here at SIO. After leaving Scripps to pursue my M.Sc. in Israel, I returned to San Diego (again) in 2010 to begin my Ph.D. research here at SIO.
- Ecosystem effects of recreational fishing
- local effects of small-scale commercial fisheries
- movements and habitat usage of large predatory fishes and elasmobranchs
My current work focuses on several aspects pertaining to southern California populations of yellowtail (Seriola lalandi): characterizing the recreational fishery which targets them, tracking their inshore and offshore seasonal movements and quantifying their offshore spawning habitat and behaviors. My eventual goal is to use the techniques developed during this yellowtail project to ask similar questions about migratory coral reef predators.
Cartamil D, Wegner NC, Kacev D, Ben-Aderet N, Kohin S, Graham JB (2010). Movement patterns and nursery habitat of juvenile thresher sharks Alopias vulpinus in the Southern California Bight. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 404:249-258