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  • Needles, L., S. Lester, R. Ambrose, A. Andren, M. Beyeler, M. Connor, J. Eckman, B. Costa-Pierce, S. Gaines and K. Lafferty. 2015. Managing Bay and Estuarine Ecosystems for Multiple Services. Estuaries and Coasts 38: 35-48.

  • Needles, L., J. Gosnell, G. Waltz, D. Wendt and S. Gaines. 2015. Trophic cascades in an invaded ecosystem. Oikos 124: 1282-1292.

  • Needles, L. and D. Wendt. 2013. Big changes to a small bay. Biological Invasions: 1231-1251.

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Educational Background

  • 2013 – Ph.D., University of California Santa Barbara (Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology)

  • 2007 – M.S., California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo (Biological Science)

  • 1997 – M.A.T., Oregon State University (Science and Mathematics Education)

  • 1990 – B.S., University of California Davis (Zoology)

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Collaborators, Advisors & Advisees

  • Gaines, S – UC Santa Barbara

  • Gosnell, S – Baruch College

  • Wendt, D – California Polytechnic State University

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