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Education

2013 – 2018: PhD (Biology), Macquarie University, Australia: ‘Foraging dynamics of the little penguin in a hotspot of ocean warming’

2011 – 2013: Bachelor of Science (Biology), Macquarie University, Australia

Postdoctoral Employment

Mar 2020 – Present: Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Washington and Alaska Fisheries Science Center, USA

Sep 2017 – Mar 2020: Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California Santa Cruz and 
NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, USA

June 2017 – Present: Honorary Postdoctoral Associate, Macquarie University, Australia

Scientific Publications

(* Student projects under my supervision)

Zarco-Perello, S., Carroll, G., Langlois, T.L., Holmes, T., Vanderklift, M., Wernberg, T. (In press). ‘Range-extending tropical herbivores increase diversity, intensity and extent of herbivory functions in temperate marine ecosystems’ Functional Ecology

Phillips, L.*Carroll, G., Jonsen, I., Roughan, M., Harcourt, R.G. (2020). ‘A water mass classification approach to tracking variability in the East Australian Current’ Frontiers in Marine Science, 7, 365

Grüss, A., Thorson, J.T., Carroll, G., Ng, E., Holsman, K.K., Aydin, K., Kotwicki, S., Morzaria-Luna, H.N., Kaplan, I.C., Ainsworth, C., Thompson, K.A. (In press). ‘A spatio-temporal approach to analysing marine predator diets in data-rich and data-poor systems’

Selden, R., Thorson, J., Samhouri, J., Bograd, S., Brodie, S., Carroll, G., Haltuch, M., Hazen, E.L., Holsman, K.K., Pinsky, M.L., Tolimieri, N., Willis-Norton, E. (2020). ‘Coupled changes in biomass and distribution drive trends in availability of fish stocks to US west coast ports’ ICES Journal of Marine Science, 77 (1), 188-199

Hazen, E.L., Abrahms, B.A., Brodie, S., Carroll, G., Jacox, M., Savoca, M., Scales, K., Sydeman, W., Bograd, S. (2019). ‘Marine top predators as climate and ecosystem sentinels’ Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 17(10): 565–574

Brodie, S., Thorson, J., Carroll, G., Bograd, S., Hazen, E., Holsman, K., Samhouri, J., Haltuch, M., Kotwicki, S., Willis-Norton, E., Selden, R. (2019). ‘Trade-offs in covariate selection for species distribution models: a methodological comparison’ 43: 11–24

Carroll, G., Holsman, K.K., Brodie, S., Thorson, J., Hazen, H., Bograd, S., Haltuch, M., Kotwicki, S., Samhouri, J., Spencer, P., Willis-Norton, E. & Selden, R. (2019). ‘A review of methods for quantifying spatial predator-prey overlap’ Global Ecology and Biogeography, 28(11), 1561 – 1577 

Harcourt, R., Sequeira, A., Zhang, X., Roquet, F., Komatsu, K., Heupel, M., McMahon, C., Whoriskey, F., Meekan, M., Carroll, G. et al. (2019). ‘Animal-borne telemetry: an integral component of the ocean observing toolkit’ Frontiers in Marine Science, 6, 326

Carroll, G., Harcourt, R., Slip, D., Pitcher, B., Jonsen, I. (2018). ‘Recent prey capture experience and dynamic habitat quality mediate short-term foraging site fidelity in a seabird’Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 258: 20180788

Chessa, S., Micheli, A., Pucci, R., Hunter, J., Carroll, G., Harcourt, R. (2017). ‘A comparative analysis of SVM and IDNN for identifying penguin activities’. Applied Artificial Intelligence, 31 (5-6), 453-471

Carroll, G., Cox, M., Harcourt, R., Pitcher, B., Slip, D., Jonsen, I. (2017). ‘Hierarchical influences of prey distribution on patterns of prey capture by a marine predator’ Functional Ecology, 31(9), 1750-1760

Carroll, G., Everett, J. D., Harcourt, R., Slip, D., Jonsen, I. (2016). ‘High sea surface temperatures driven by a strengthening current reduce foraging success by penguins’ Scientific Reports6.

Carroll, G., Turner, E., Dann, P., Harcourt, R. (2016). ‘Prior exposure to capture heightens the corticosterone and behavioural responses of little penguins (Eudyptula minor) to acute stress’ Conservation Physiology, 4(1), cov061.

Carroll, G., Slip, D., Jonsen, I., Harcourt, R. (2014). ‘Supervised accelerometry analysis can identify prey capture by penguins at sea’ Journal of Experimental Biology,217(24), 4295-4302.

Carroll, G., Hedley, S., Bannister, J., Ensor, P., Harcourt, R. (2014). ‘No evidence for recovery in a population of sperm whale bulls off Western Australia, 30 years post-whaling’ Endangered Species Research, 24(1), 33-43.

Manuscripts Submitted for Publication

Cimino, M., Jacox, M.G., Bograd, S.J., Brodie, S., Carroll, G., Hazen, E., Lavaniegos, B., Morales, M., Satterthwaite, E., Rykaczewski, R. (Submitted). ‘Anomalous poleward advection facilitates episodic range expansions of pelagic red crabs in the eastern North Pacific’ Submitted to Ecology Letters March 2020

First-Authored Manuscripts In Prep.

Carroll, G., Brodie, S., Bograd, S., Hazen, E., Whitlock, R., Block, B.A. (In prep). ‘Flexibility in seasonal foraging migrations buffers an apex marine predator against extreme climate variability’

Carroll, G., Cimino, M., Hazen, E., Warren, J., Miksis-Olds, J. (In prep). ‘Effects of surface ocean complexity on the availability of midwater pelagic prey to diving predators’

Carroll, G., Dorn, M., Ferris, B., Holsman, K.K., Punt, A., Aydin, K. (In prep). ‘Effects of extreme climate variability on spatial predator-prey dynamics in the Gulf of Alaska’

Technical Reports

Bograd, S., Hazen, E., Jacox, M., Brodie, S., Carroll, G., Cimino, M., Welch, H. (2019) ‘Use of Earth observations to develop a ‘climate-ready’ framework for managing marine ecosystems’ NASA Biological Diversity and Ecological Forecasting Progams: White Papers on Important Questions

BirdLife International (2018). Little Penguin (Eudyptula minor)The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T22697805A132603951; Contributions by: Agnew, P., Cannell, B., Carlile, N., Carroll, G., Chiaradia, A., Colombelli-Négrel, D., Copley, P., Dann, P., Garcia Borboroglu , P., Grosser, S., Holmberg, R., Houston, D., O’Neill, L., Ramirez, F., Sutherland, D., Tennyson, A., Waugh, S., Wilson, K.-J. & Woehler, E. 

BirdLife International (2016). Little Penguin (Eudyptula minor). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22697805A93641015. Contributions by: Agnew, P., Cannell, B., Carlile, N., Carroll, G., Chiaradia, A., Colombelli-Négrel, D., Copley, P., Dann, P., Grosser, S., Holmberg, R., Houston, D., O’Neill, L., Ramirez, F., Sutherland, D., Tennyson, A., Waugh, S., Wilson, K.-J. & Woehler, E.

Carroll, G., Hedley, S., Bannister, J., Ensor, P., and Harcourt, R. (2013).‘No evidence for recovery in the population of sperm whale bulls off Western Australia, 30 years since the cessation of whaling’.Paper SC/65/SH14 presented to the International Whaling Committee’s Scientific Committee, 2013, 14 pp.

Grants 

Ferris, B., Carroll, G., Aydin, K., Holsman, K., Dorn, M., Boldt, J., Rooper, C., Anderson, S. NMFS Office of Science & Technology International (2020). ‘Groundfish distribution shifts between British Columbia, Canada, and Southeast Alaska, USA: climate drivers, ecosystem impacts and management implications’ (USD $30,000)

Jonsen, I., Carroll, G., Cox, M., Doblin, M., Harcourt, R., Roughan, M., Slip, D., Suthers, I. Australian Research Council Linkage Grant (2016). ‘Resolving the warming East Australian Current’s impact on a marine food web’ (AUD $330,000)

Power, M., Gray, R., Rose, C., Schaer, J., Carroll, G., Sea World Rescue and Research Foundation Inc (2016).‘Parasite diversity and disease risk in the little penguin, Eudyptula minor’(AUD $44,000)

Carroll, G.Emu – Austral OrnithologyResearch Award (2015). ‘Validating the use of feather corticosterone as an index of heat stress in juvenile little penguins’ (AUD $4500)

Carroll, G. Australian Bird Environment Foundation grant (2014). ‘Mitigating the effects of extreme heat on breeding little penguins’ (AUD $1500)

Carroll, G.Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (2013 – 2017) (AUD $97,000)

Total competitive funding = USD $363,900

Prizes

Nominee for the 2017 Haldane Prize for best paper by an early career researcher in Functional Ecology (for ‘Hierarchical influences of prey distribution on patterns of prey capture by a marine predator’)

1st Prize for presentation of laboratory-based research at Macquarie University Student Conference 2014 (AUD $250)

Rice Memorial Field Research Proposal Award 2014 (AUD $500)

Conference Presentations

Carroll, G., Holsman, K.K., Brodie, S., Thorson, J., Hazen, H., Bograd, S., Haltuch, M., Kotwicki, S., Samhouri, J., Spencer, P., Willis-Norton, E. & Selden, R. (2019). ‘Measuring spatial predator-prey overlap to track changing trophic interactions’ Oral presentation at Species on the Move, Kruger Park, South Africa

Carroll, G.,Holsman, K.K., Brodie, S., Thorson, J., Hazen, H., Bograd, S., Haltuch, M., Kotwicki, S., Samhouri, J., Spencer, P., Willis-Norton, E. & Selden, R. (2018). ‘A review of methods for quantifying spatial predator-prey overlap’ Oral presentation at Climate Impacts on Top Predators (CLIOTOP), Keelung City, Taiwan

Carroll, G.,Harcourt, R., Slip, D., Pitcher, B., Jonsen, I. (2018). ‘Flexible foraging strategies by penguins in response to a dynamic environment’. Oral presentation at the Pacific Seabird Group meeting, La Paz, Mexico 

Pitcher B.,Carroll, G. (2018). ‘Olfactory foraging in a changing environment’. Oral presentation at the Pacific Seabird Group meeting, La Paz, Mexico 

Carroll, G.,Harcourt, R., Slip, D., Pitcher, B., Jonsen, I. (2018). ‘Short-term variability in a western boundary current system and its influence on predator foraging strategy’. Poster presentation at the Ocean Sciences Meeting, Portland, USA 

Carroll, G.,Everett, J., Harcourt, R., Slip, D., Jonsen, I. (2016). ‘Effects of a strengthening western boundary current on the foraging success of penguins’. Oral presentation at the Ocean Sciences Meeting, New Orleans, USA 

Carroll, G.,Everett, J., Harcourt, R., Slip, D., Jonsen, I. (2015). ‘Hunting in hotspots: influence of a warm and strengthening current on the foraging success of little penguins’. Oral presentation at the World Seabird Conference, Cape Town, South Africa 

Symposium and Workshop Organisation

Brodie, S., Carroll, G., Cimino, M., Hartog, J., Welch, H. (2019). ‘Practical skills for ecological forecasting across space, time and taxa’ Species on the Move, Kruger Park, South Africa, July 2019

Abrahms, B., Brodie, S., Carroll, G.,Hazen, E.L., Bograd, S. (2018). ‘From physics to predators: understanding bottom-up forcing of pelagic ecosystems’ Ocean Sciences Meeting, Portland, USA

Teaching Experience

2019: Instructor at a 5-day course on Ecological Forecasting in Oslo, Norway, teaching theory and code-along sessions on ecological forecasting models and their applications 

2019: Designer and instructor of a two-day inquiry-based learning workshop ‘Understanding climate variability and change’ for undergraduate transfer students at the University of California Santa Cruz

2019: Instructor at a full day workshop titled ‘Ecological forecasting across space, time and taxa’ at the Species on the Move conference in South Africa, teaching theory and code-along modules on species distribution models, measuring range shifts and applying metrics of species interactions

2014: Teaching assistant for Marine Birds and Mammals (300 level), Macquarie University 

2013: Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS) tutor, Macquarie University; developing academic literacy skills and improved understanding of course content in Human Biology (100 level), Evolution and Biodiversity (100 level) 

2012: Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS) tutor, Macquarie University; developing academic literacy skills and improved understanding of course content in Marine Geoscience (100 level) and Genetics (200 level)

University Committees

2016 – 2017: Paid administrative assistant for MQ Marine Research Centre, Macquarie University – planning and arranging the annual external advisory board meeting, seminars and workshops, and preparing a newsletter for a new interdisciplinary marine research centre at Macquarie University

2015 – 2016: Early career researcher (ECR) representative on the directorship team for MQ Marine Research Centre, Macquarie University – planning skills-based workshops, and advising on how the marine research centre could best benefit ECR members

Student Project Supervision and Mentorship 

2019 – present: Maurice Goodman (PhD, Stanford University): ‘Predator-prey interactions as a function of spatial overlap and the environment’

2018 – present: Lachlan Phillips (PhD, Macquarie University): ‘Influences of the strengthening East Australian Current on a coastal pelagic food web’

2018 – present: Katrin Quiring (MSc, University of Gottingen): ‘Diet composition and provisioning rates of breeding crested terns on Montague Island, Australia’

2018: Adrien Bouissou (NOAA Hollings Scholar, Humboldt State University): ‘Relationships between the environment, prey, and marine mammal predators in the central California Current ecosystem’

2017 – 2018: Lachlan Phillips (MRes, Macquarie University): ‘Machine learning to quantify water mass variability and range-extension of a warming western boundary current’

Professional Development

Smooth Modelling in R: splines, GAMs and related models – 2-day workshop taught by Prof. Simon Wood, University of Bristol (2016)

Spatial Analysis of Ecological Data – 7-day workshop taught by Prof. Jason Matthiopoulos, Glasgow University (2016)

Advancing in Linear Modelling using R – 5-day workshop taught by Dr. Luc Bussiere, University of Stirling (2016)

Time Series Modelling for Ecologists and Climatologists – 4-day workshop taught by A/Prof. Andrew Parnell, University College Dublin (2016)

An Introduction to Numerical Modelling for Coastal and Marine Science – 1 day workshop taught by Simon Brandi Mortensen, Danish Hydraulics Institute (2016)

Model Selection and Multimodel Inference – 2-day workshop taught by Prof. David Anderson, Colorado State University (2014)

Selected Media

National Geographic (2016, Feb) “World’s smallest penguin may be in danger”

Sydney Morning Herald (2015, Jan) “Climate change may cause havoc for little penguins”

ABC News (2014, April) “GPS trackers shed light on lives of little penguins” 

Sydney Morning Herald (2014, April) “Little penguins big in scientific studies”

The Age (2013, June) “Whale of a time over for our monsters of the deep” 

Research Contracts

2012 – 2013: Graduate Environmental Scientist, Cardno Ltd. (water & environment sector) – coral community monitoring in response to dredging in northern Australia

2012 – 2013: Research Associate, Access Macquarie – authoring a publication based on results of a federal government project assessing sperm whale abundance

2011 – 2012: Research Assistant, Macquarie University – transcribing behavioural observations of humpback whales from audio recordings for a federally funded research project

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