Kristen E. Dybala
December 2018

3820 Cypress Drive #11

Petaluma, CA 94954

(707) 781-2555 x421

kdybala@pointblue.org

EDUCATION

2012

Ph.D. Ecology, University of California, Davis

2001

B.A. Biology and Anthropology, Rice University

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

2015-

Senior Research Ecologist, Point Blue Conservation Science

2014-15

Postdoctoral Researcher, Point Blue Conservation Science

2012-14

Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Davis, Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

2019

Dybala KE, Matzek V, Gardali T, Seavy NE (2018) Carbon sequestration in riparian zones: a global synthesis and meta-analysis. Global Change Biology 25(1): 57-67.  DOI: 10.1111/gcb.14475

2018

Dybala KE, Steger K, Walsh RG, Smart DR, Gardali T, Seavy NE (2018) Optimizing carbon storage and biodiversity co-benefits in reforested riparian zones. Journal of Applied Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.13272

Dybala KE, Engilis A, Trochet JA, Engilis IE, Truan ML (2018) Evaluating riparian restoration success: Long-term, large-scale responses of the breeding bird community in California's lower Putah Creek watershed. Ecological Restoration 36:76-85. DOI: 10.3368/er.36.1.76

2017

Dybala KE, Clipperton N, Gardali T, Golet GH, Kelsey R, Lorenzato S, Melcer R, Seavy NE, Silveira JG, Yarris GS (2017) A general framework for setting long-term population objectives. San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science 15. DOI: 10.15447/sfews.2017v15iss1art8

Dybala KE, Clipperton N, Gardali T, Golet GH, Kelsey R, Lorenzato S, Melcer R, Seavy NE, Silveira JG, Yarris GS (2017) Population and habitat objectives for avian conservation in California's Central Valley riparian ecosystems. San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science 15. DOI: 10.15447/sfews.2017v15iss1art5

Dybala KE, Reiter ME, Hickey C, Shuford WD, Strum KM, Yarris GS (2017) A bioenergetics approach to setting conservation objectives for non-breeding shorebirds in California’s Central Valley. San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science 15. DOI: 10.15447/sfews.2017v15iss1art2

DiGaudio RT, Dybala KE, Seavy NE, Gardali T (2017) Population and habitat objectives for avian conservation in California's Central Valley grassland-oak savannah ecosystems. San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science 15. DOI: 10.15447/sfews.2017v15iss1art6

Shuford WD, Dybala KE (2017) Conservation objectives for wintering and breeding waterbirds in California's Central Valley. San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science 15. DOI: 10.15447/sfews.2017v15iss1art4

Strum KM, Dybala KE, Iglecia MN, Shuford WD (2017) Population and habitat objectives for breeding shorebirds in California’s Central Valley. San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science 15. DOI: 10.15447/sfews.2017v15iss1art3

Trochet JA, Engilis Jr A, Truan ML, Engilis IE, Dybala KE, Walsh RG, Whisler E (2017) New and extralimital records of breeding birds for Putah Creek, California. Western Birds 48:154-172. DOI: 10.21199/WB48.3.1

2015

Dybala KE, Truan ML, Engilis A (2015) Summer vs. winter: Examining the temporal distribution of avian biodiversity to inform conservation. Condor 117:560-576. DOI: 10.1650/CONDOR-1-41.1

Schmidt AE, Dybala KE, Botsford LW, Eadie JM, Bradley RW, Jahncke J (2015) Shifting effects of ocean conditions on survival and breeding probability of a long-lived seabird. PLOS One 10:e0132372. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0132372

2014

Dybala KE, Seavy NE, Dettling MD, Gilbert M, Melcer R, Gardali T (2014) Does restored riparian habitat create ecological traps for riparian birds through increased Brown-headed Cowbird nest parasitism? Ecological Restoration 32:239-248. DOI: 10.3368/er.32.3.239

2013

Dybala KE, Eadie JM, Gardali T, Seavy NE, Herzog MP (2013) Projecting demographic responses to climate change: Adult and juvenile survival respond differently to direct and indirect effects of weather in a passerine population. Global Change Biology 9:2688-2697. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12228

Dybala KE, Gardali T, Eadie JM (2013) Dependent vs. independent juvenile survival: Contrasting drivers of variation and the buffering effect of parental care. Ecology 94:1584-1593. DOI: 10.1890/12-1443.1

2011

Porzig E, Dybala KE, Gardali T, Ballard G, Geupel GR, Wiens JA (2011) Forty-five years and counting: Reflections from the Palomarin Field Station on the contribution of long-term monitoring and recommendations for the future. Condor 113:713-723. DOI: 10.1525/cond.2011.100214

2008

Seavy NE, Dybala KE, Synder MA (2008) Climate models and ornithology. Auk 125:1-10. DOI: 10.1525/auk.2008.125.1.1

PRE-PRINTS & WHITE PAPERS

2017

Dybala KE, Dettling MD, Gardali T, Grossman JD, Kelsey R, Seavy NE (2017) Advancing ecological restoration through experimental design on spatial and temporal scales relevant to wildlife. PeerJ Preprints 5:e3365v1. doi: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.3365v1

Dybala KE, Seavy NE, Gardali T (2017) Avian community response to a large-scale restoration experiment at the Cosumnes River Preserve, 2011-2017. Point Blue Conservation Science, Petaluma, CA. Available from: http://www.prbo.org/refs/files/12502_DybalaKE2017.pdf 

DATA, SOFTWARE, & CODE

2018

Dybala KE, Steger K, Walsh RG, Smart DR, Gardali T, Seavy NE (2018) Data from: Optimizing carbon storage and biodiversity co-benefits in reforested riparian zones. Dryad Digital Repository. DOI: 10.5061/dryad.2h63d10

Dybala KE, Matzek V, Gardali T, Seavy NE (2018) Carbon sequestration in riparian forests: a global meta-analysis data set (Version 1.0.0) [Data set]. Zenodo. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1252510

Dybala KE (2018) bioenergmod: Bioenergetics modeling (Version 1.0.0). Zenodo. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1186370

2016

Dybala KE (2016) pbdistance: R package for point count data analysis. Github. Available from: http://www.github.com/kdybala/pbdistance

SYMPOSIA & WORKSHOPS ORGANIZED

2017

Dybala KE, Seavy NE, Gardali T, Kelsey R (2017) Making multiple benefits real: Opportunities and barriers to increasing the pace and scale of riparian restoration in California. Riparian Summit, Oct 17-19, Davis CA. Graphical notes.

2017

Dybala KE (2017) Understanding groundwater recharge as a co-benefit of migratory bird habitat in California’s Central Valley. Migratory Bird Conservation Partnership workshop, Sept 22, Sacramento CA.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2018

Dybala KE, Matzek V, Gardali T, Seavy NE (2018) Carbon sequestration in riparian forests: a global meta-analysis. I.S. Rivers, 3rd international conference on integrative sciences and sustainable development of large rivers, Jun 4-8, Lyon France.

2017

Dybala KE, Gardali T, Grossman J, Kelsey R, Seavy NE (2017) Riparian bird responses to a large-scale restoration experiment. Riparian Summit, Oct 17-19, Davis CA.

Dybala KE, Steger K, Walsh RG, Smart DR, Gardali T, Seavy NE (2017) Multiple metrics of riparian restoration success: comparing soil, vegetation, and birds. Riparian Summit, Oct 17-19, Davis CA.

2016

Dybala KE, Seavy NE, Gardali T (2016) Carbon sequestration in riparian zones: a global meta-analysis. Natural Areas Conference, Oct 18-21, Davis CA.

Dybala KE, Seavy NE, Gardali T (2016) Measuring restoration success using Central Valley Joint Venture objectives. California Society for Ecological Restoration (SERCAL), May 11-12, North Lake Tahoe CA.

2015

Dybala KE, Rayburn A, Rentner J, Seavy NE, Gardali T (2015) Measuring restoration success: Applying the Central Valley Joint Venture population objectives for riparian birds. San Joaquin River Restoration Program Science Meeting, Jun 11-12, Los Banos CA.

Dybala KE, Seavy NE, Gilbert M, Gardali T (2015) A science-based framework for setting riparian landbird population objectives in California's Central Valley. The Wildlife Society Western Section Annual Meeting, Jan 28-30, Sacramento CA.

2014

Dybala KE, Truan ML, Engilis A (2014) Summer vs. winter: Examining the temporal distribution of avian biodiversity to inform conservation. Bay-Delta Science Conference, Oct 28-30, Davis CA.

Dybala KE, Engilis A, Trochet JA, Engilis IE, Truan ML (2014) Quantifying long-term changes in ecosystem function and resilience to guide conservation in a novel riparian ecosystem. Joint Meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union, Cooper Ornithological Society, and Society for Canadian Ornithologists, Sept 23-27, Estes Park CO.

Dybala KE, Engilis A, Trochet JA, Engilis IE, Truan ML (2014) Assessing the health of a novel riparian ecosystem: Long-term, watershed-scale changes in the breeding bird community. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Aug 11-15, Sacramento CA.

2012

Dybala KE, Gardali T, Eadie JM (2012) Dependent vs. independent juvenile survival: Effects of weather and the role of parental care. North American Ornithological Conference, Aug 14-18, Vancouver BC.

Dybala KE, Gardali T, Eadie JM (2012) Dependent vs. independent juvenile survival: Effects of weather and the role of parental care. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Aug 5-10, Portland OR.

Dybala KE, Gardali T, Eadie JM (2012) Parental care and juvenile survival: Effects of weather are stronger on independent juveniles. North American Congress for Conservation Biology, Jul 15-18, Oakland CA.

Dybala KE (2012) Estimating post-fledging survival in passerines: Insights from separate analysis of radio-telemetry and mark-recapture data. The Wildlife Society Western Section Annual Meeting, Feb 1-3, Sacramento CA.

2011

Dybala KE, Eadie JM, Gardali T, Seavy NE, Herzog MP (2011) Age matters: Adult and juvenile survival rates will respond differently to a changing climate. International Congress for Conservation Biology, Dec 5-9, Auckland New Zealand.

Dybala KE, Eadie JM, Gardali T, Seavy NE, Herzog MP (2011) Demography matters: Adult and juvenile survival rates will respond differently to a changing climate. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Aug 7-12, Austin TX.

Dybala KE, Eadie JM, Gardali T, Seavy NE, Herzog MP (2011) Age-structure matters: Adults and juveniles respond differently to climate change. American Ornithologists’ Union Annual Meeting, Jul 24-29, Jackson FL.

Dybala KE (2011) Age matters: Adults and juveniles respond differently to a changing climate. George Wright Society Conference on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites, Mar 14-18, New Orleans LA.

Dybala KE (2011) Effects of weather on survival rates in Song Sparrows. Bay Area Conservation Biology Symposium, Feb 12, Berkeley CA.

Dybala KE (2011) Effects of weather on survival rates in Song Sparrows. National Park Service San Francisco Bay Area Network Natural Resource and Science Symposium, Feb 8, San Francisco CA.

2010

Dybala KE, Gardali T, Eadie JM. Seasonal variation in survival rates in a non-migratory passerine. Joint Meeting of the Cooper Ornithological Society, American Ornithologists’ Union, and Society for Canadian Ornithologists, Feb 7-11.

2009

Dybala KE (2009) A study of post-fledging survival in Song Sparrows using radio telemetry. Western Bird Banding Association Annual Meeting, Aug 29.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE & LEADERSHIP

2018-

Staff liaison, Point Blue Conservation Science Science Advisory Committee

2017-

Chair, Migratory Bird Conservation Partnership Science Committee

2016-

Associate Editor, Condor

2016-17

Steering Committee, Riparian Summit 2017

2008-09

President, Davis chapter, Society for Conservation Biology

2007-12

Founder and Director, UC Davis Graduate Student Symposium in Ecology

Referee

Global Change Biology, Ecology Letters, Ecology, American Naturalist, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, Biological Conservation, Oecologia, Biodiversity and Conservation, PLoS ONE, Condor, Journal of Animal Ecology, Ibis, Journal of Field Ornithology, Western Birds, Zoological Studies, Ecological Indicators

HONORS & AWARDS

2014

Selected for Bay Area Postdocs: Workshop on Scientific Teaching

2013

Selected for NCEAS Summer Institute for Early-Career Researchers

2012

Student presentation award, North American Ornithological Conference

2011

Award for best student conservation presentation, American Ornithologists’ Union
ARCS Foundation Fellowship
University of California Graduate Fellowship

2010

National Park Service GM Wright Climate Change Fellowship
American Ornithologists’ Union Research Award
ARCS Foundation Fellowship
Jastro-Shields Research Scholarship Award, UC Davis
Selma Herr Fund for Ornithological Research, UC Davis
Graduate Group in Ecology Block Grant Awards, UC Davis

2009

ARCS Foundation Fellowship
Ernest E. Hill Fellowship, UC Davis
Jastro-Shields Research Scholarship Award, UC Davis
Selma Herr Fund for Ornithological Research, UC Davis

Graduate Group in Ecology Block Grant Awards, UC Davis

2008

ARCS Foundation Fellowship

American Museum of Natural History FM Chapman Memorial Fund Research Grant
Jastro-Shields Research Scholarship Award, UC Davis
Selma Herr Fund for Ornithological Research, UC Davis
Graduate Group in Ecology Block Grant Awards, UC Davis

2006

Western Bird Banding Association Research Award
Graduate Group in Ecology Block Grant Awards, UC Davis

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Teaching Assistant, Laboratory in the Biology and Conservation of Wild Birds,
        University of California, Davis (2006, 2007, 2009)
        (I sole-taught this course and contributed substantially to the design.)

PERMITS & CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Bander Trainer, Passerines and near passerines, North American Banding Council

Federal Bird Banding sub-permittee, Bird Banding Laboratory, U.S. Geological Survey

HAZWOPER