In addition to research and outreach (i.e. my job), I stay busy by serving in several other professional capacities, including supervisory duties, reviewer and editor for peer-reviewed publications, and providing technical oversight for partners.
IUCN Red List Focal Point, Co-Chair, Burning Issues Working Group, and Regional Co-Vice Chair, Eastern Pacific Region (2008-2013), and IUCN-Marine Turtle Specialist Group
Chair, Scientific Advisory Board, the State of the World’s Sea Turtles (SWOT) Report
Scientific Advisory Board, Grupo Tortuguero de las Californias
Sectorial Member, Consultative Committee of Experts, Inter-American Convention for the Protection and Conservation of Sea Turtles
Associate Editor, Marine Biology (2014-2016)
Associate Editor, Chelonian Conservation and Biology (2012-2014)
Review Editor, Endangered Species Research
Reviewer for peer-reviewed journals (30 total): Advances in Marine Biology, Biological Conservation, Biology Letters, Canadian Journal of Zoology, Chelonian Conservation and Biology, Ciencias Marinas, Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Conservation Biology, Copeia, Ecological Applications, Endangered Species Research, Fish and Fisheries, Fisheries Bulletin, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, Functional Ecology, Herpetological Journal, Journal of Animal Ecology, Journal of Applied Ecology, Journal of Experimental Biology, Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, Journal of Herpetology, Journal of Marine Biological Association of the UK, Journal of Zoology, Marine Biology, Marine Ecology Progress Series, Marine Turtle Newsletter, Nature: Scientific Reports, PLoS ONE, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Science
Supervisor, SWOT database manager / OBIS-SEAMAP geospatial analyst
Expert reviewer, Division of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada, Species At Risk review of critical habitats and threats assessments to leatherback turtles
Coordinator, Sea Turtle Network, CI-Eastern Tropical Pacific Seascape, 2007-2012
Committee member, Masters student at Universidad Autónoma de Costa Rica (Graduated June 2011)
Co-supervisor, a Masters student at Indiana-Purdue University, Fort Wayne (Graduated 2009)
Supervisor, summer interns (2008 and 2009) on sea turtle management unit design and conservation priority setting work
Board of Directors, International Sea Turtle Society (2013)
Program Co-Chair, International Sea Turtle Symposium, 2011
US & Canada Regional Travel Chair, International Sea Turtle Society, 2007-2011
Session Co-chair, International Symposium on Sea Turtle Conservation and Biology, 2007-2012
Session chair, Complementary Symposium EcoPhysiology and Conservation: The Contributions of Energetics. Annual Meeting of the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology, Orlando, FL, January 2006.
Consultant for children’s book: Supersize! Leatherback turtle: the world’s heaviest reptile, by Kristen Hall, Bearport Publishing, New York.
Co-organizer, The Great Turtle Race: Canada to the Caribbean, April 2009 (www.GreatTurtleRace.com), co-organized by National Geographic with field partner Canadian Sea Turtle Network
Consultant for The Great Turtle Race, April 2007