If you ever wondered how to apply for a PhD program in the U.S. Wait no more!!! This session is targeted at prospective students who are interested in finding out on how to apply for a PhD program in the U.S. for Fall 2017/Spring 2018.
About the Presenter:Mridula Srinivasan completed her PhD in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences from Texas A & M University, USA, investigating predation risk effects from killer whales and sharks on the behavioral ecology of dusky dolphins off Kaikoura, New Zealand. Previously, she completed a Masters in Environmental Management from Florida Tech and a Masters in Zoology majoring in Molecular Biology, from University of Delhi, India. Mridula is broadly interested in investigating patterns and processes underlying animal movement and distribution, dolphin non-invasive tag design & development, sea turtle bycatch, predator-prey interactions and predation risk effects. She is particularly interested in the mechanistic understanding of predation risk effects in cetaceans and exploring the influence of climate variability on marine mammal and seabird demographics and spatial distribution. She is actively involved in promoting international marine science research and international training and capacity building in marine mammal health and stranding response. She is currently the Protected Species Science Branch Chief at NOAA Fisheries' Office of Science and Technology. Along with the some of the activities mentioned above, she provides scientific advice on a variety of agency protected species science activities with an emphasis on marine mammals. She is also involved in advocating and advancing protected species R&D activities through procurement of funds, collaborative research, database development, and research planning and coordination. She holds a joint appointment as a Visiting Research Scientist at Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC), University of Maryland, College Park. She was till recently the 2016-2017 U.S. State Department Embassy Science Fellow posted in Chennai, India. She is passionate about ocean literacy and mentoring the next generation of marine scientists.Her outside work interests include: learning Italian, travel, especially driving through towns and cities (visited over 32 countries), cricket and football, diving, international crime drama, politics, and reading non-fiction.
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