Biology Seminar Series: Cassondra Williams, Ph.D.

Add to Calendar 10/13/2016 16:00:0010/13/2016 17:00:0015Biology Seminar Series: Cassondra Williams, Ph.D.Cassondra Williams, Ph.D., Assistant Project Scientist, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, San Diego presents "Oxygen Store Management in Diving Turtles."  Dr. Williams will also present a general science/careers in biology talk at 8:30 p.m. Dr. Williams is a broadly trained conservation biologist and comparative physiologist with experience working with endangered and protected species. From the lab to the natural environment, her research has focused on the ecological, physiological and behavioral effects of natural and anthropogenic disturbances on wild marine turtle and bird populations. She is also interested in how we can use these data to inform conservation strategies. Dr. Williams’s research has taken her around the world to study Emperor penguins in Antarctica and fishing villages in northeastern Japan to study marine turtles. Her NSF funded research has been featured by National Geographic, NBC News and LiveScience. She is also featured in the “Women Working in Antarctica” series which highlights the research contributions of the select group of women who have lived, worked and studied in Antarctica. Prior to becoming a comparative physiologist, she was an attorney practicing law in Los Angeles. More information about Cassondra Williams: Professional Website > In the News > National Geographic article >Science Center Auditorium, SC 114Dr. Carissa Krane, Department of Biologyckrane1@udayton.eduNo10/13/2016

Thursday, October 13

Time: 4 p.m. — 5 p.m.

Location: Science Center Auditorium, SC 114

Tags:  Arts and Sciences, Sciences, Seminar, Biology

Cost:  Free

Cassondra Williams, Ph.D., Assistant Project Scientist, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, San Diego presents "Oxygen Store Management in Diving Turtles." 

Dr. Williams will also present a general science/careers in biology talk at 8:30 p.m.

Dr. Williams is a broadly trained conservation biologist and comparative physiologist with experience working with endangered and protected species. From the lab to the natural environment, her research has focused on the ecological, physiological and behavioral effects of natural and anthropogenic disturbances on wild marine turtle and bird populations. She is also interested in how we can use these data to inform conservation strategies.

Dr. Williams’s research has taken her around the world to study Emperor penguins in Antarctica and fishing villages in northeastern Japan to study marine turtles. Her NSF funded research has been featured by National Geographic, NBC News and LiveScience. She is also featured in the “Women Working in Antarctica” series which highlights the research contributions of the select group of women who have lived, worked and studied in Antarctica. Prior to becoming a comparative physiologist, she was an attorney practicing law in Los Angeles.

More information about Cassondra Williams:

Professional Website >

In the News >

National Geographic article >

Contact Information:

Name:  Dr. Carissa Krane, Department of Biology
Website:  go.udayton.edu/biology
Phone:  937-229-2521
Email:  ckrane1@udayton.edu