CURRICULUM VITAE

Oregon State University
Oct. 2019- present

Assistant Professor

I study the behavior and physiology of marine predators using cutting-edge bio-logging techniques. I design and deploy novel marine biologging tags to understand the foundations of animal movements and quantify the kinematics of dynamic movements. I am also interested in the roles elasmobranch predators play in the energetic budgets of coastal ecosystems.

Research Overview
Certifications
  • AAUS certified Scientific Diver

  • NAUI certified Master Diver, Rescue Diver, Nitrox Diver, O2 Provider

  • Captain’s License- Master 50-ton Inland and Uninspected Near Coastal

Work​
experience​
Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University
2015- 2019

Research Scientist

I studied the movement and behaviors of large marine predators. I used cutting edge technologies (i.e., Saildrones, Wavegilders, camera tags, etc.) to describe the trophic and ecological interactions of top predators at remote atoll communities and pelagic habitats and I developed new techniques with these technologies for protection, monitoring, enforcement and management of remote marine protected areas.

Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University
2011- 2014

​Post-doctoral Researcher

I developed novel quantitative methods to assess population abundance of marine species to inform conservation strategies. Studied the physiology, population abundance and status, behavior, and movement of three species of warm-bodied lamnid sharks (Carcharodon carcharias, Isurus oxyrhincus and Lamna ditropis) using unique approaches with electronic and natural tagging techniques. Developed innovative tools to affect the intersection of science, education and the public.

Computer Languages

MATLAB

IGOR

Languages

English

Spanish

German

Max Planck Institute for Ornithology
Jan. 2010-Dec 2011

​Post-doctoral Researcher

 

Designed and developed a novel external tag that creates an artificial ambient magnetic field around fish in their natural environment and in controlled conditions to determine how sharks navigate during migrations using earth’s magnetic field and local foraging events using small-scale magnetic anomalies.

 

Determined energetic costs of migration, breeding and overwinter survival in free-living songbirds. Energetic expenditure is measured via heart-rate telemeters and behavior via continuous active tracking and focal sampling.

 
University of California, Davis
2004-2009                                                                

 

Developed methods to quantitatively assess data-poor marine species. Led a research team off northern California to determine life history, physiology, genetics, migration and an abundance estimate of white sharks, Carcharodon carcharias. Conducted the first quantitative assessment of thresher sharks (Alopias vulpinus) off California.

 

Commercial Shark Fisheries Observer Program
Oct. 2003 - July 2004         

Research Scientist

 

Conducted fishery independent research cruises to collect shark specimens used for stock assessment and conservation recommendations. Performed life history analyses including histological and physiological reproductive analyses and age-growth relationships.

 

NMFS Shark Population Assessment Group
Sept. - Nov.  2003

Shark Population Assessment Researcher

 

Analyzed diet composition from the Atlantic Sharpnose, Rhizoprionodon terraenovae, and Scalloped Hammerhead, Sphyrna lewini, to develop a model of early age and growth and feeding behavior. Conducted mark-recapture study on Bonnethead shark, Sphyrna tiburo. Analyzed shark vertebrae to gauge the relationship between age and growth for studies contributing to stock assessments.

 

Commercial Shark Fisheries Observer Program
July - Sept. 2003        

Commercial Shark Fisheries Researcher

 

Collected data for on-going studies affecting the conservation and management of shark populations.

 

Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences
April - July 2003                 

Bycatch Research Specialist

 

Designed, manufactured and tested experimental fishing gear based on animal behavior in order to conserve and protect incidentally caught species.

 

Boston University Aquatic Conservation Lab
May - Aug. 2001

Head Research Technician

 

Analyzed behavioral and morphological differences between wild and aquaculture raised Tautog, Tautoga onitis.  Conducted freshwater conservation research on interactions between fish species of Lake Victoria, Africa.

 

Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences
May 1999 - June 2000

Bycatch Research Specialist

 

Performed hands-on collection of bycatch data from commercial fishing vessels at sea.  Analyzed data and presented possible implications on the fisheries from experimentally designed nets and made recommendations for conservation strategies to limit bycatch. 

 

 

Education
Education
B.A. Boston University
May 2001
Biology with marine science concentration

 

Distinction Thesis Title: Potential effects of capturing schooling and non-schooling prey on patterns of energy allocation and growth of the Nile perch, Lates niloticus

 

Ph.D. University of California, Davis
December 2009
Ecology

 

Dissertation Title: Methods for assessment of data-poor shark species

B.A. Boston University
May 2001
Biology with marine science concentration

 

Distinction Thesis Title: Potential effects of capturing schooling and non-schooling prey on patterns of energy allocation and growth of the Nile perch, Lates niloticus

 

Ph.D. University of California, Davis
December 2009
Ecology

 

Dissertation Title: Methods for assessment of data-poor shark species

B.A. Boston University
May 2001
Biology with marine science concentration

 

Distinction Thesis Title: Potential effects of capturing schooling and non-schooling prey on patterns of energy allocation and growth of the Nile perch, Lates niloticus

 

Ph.D. University of California, Davis
December 2009
Ecology

 

Dissertation Title: Methods for assessment of data-poor shark species

 

2019.Carlisle A.B., Tickler, D., Dale, J.J., Ferretti, F., Curnick, D.J., Chapple, T.K., Schallert, R., Castleton, M. & Block, B. A. Estimating space use of mobile fishes in a large marine protected area with methodological considerations in acoustic array design. Frontiers in Marine Science

 

2019. Quieroz, N.,.... et al. Global spatial risk assessment of sharks under the footprint of fisheries. Nature

 

2019 Andrzejaczek S., Gleiss A.C., Lear K.O. , Pattiaratchi, C.B., Chapple, T.K., & Meekan, M.G. Biologging Tags Reveal Links Between Fine-Scale Horizontal and Vertical Movement Behaviors in Tiger Sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier). Frontiers in Marine Science. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2019.00229

 

2019 Jewell, O.J.D., Gleiss, A.C., Jorgensen, S.J., Andrzejaczek, S., Moxley, J.H., Beatty, S.J., Wikelski, M., Block., B.A., & Chapple, T.K. Cryptic habitat use of white sharks in kelp forest revealed by animal-borne video. Biology Letters. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2019.0085

 

2019 Jorgensen, S.J., Anderson, S.D., Ferretti, F.,Tietz, J., Chapple, T.K., Kanive, P.E., & Block, B.A. Killer whales displace white sharks on foraging grounds. Scientific Reports. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-39356-2

 

2019 Kanive, P.E., Rotella, J.J., Jorgensen, S.J., Chapple, T.K., Hines, J.E., Anderson, S.D. & Block, B.A. Size-specific apparent survival rate estimates of white sharks using mark- recapture models. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2018-0142

2019 Tickler, D., Carlisle, A.B., Chapple, T.K., Curnick, D.J., Dale, J.J., Schallert, R. & Block, B.B. Potential detection of illegal fishing by passive acoustic telemetry. Animal Biotelemetry. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40317-019-0163-9

2018 Huveneers, C., Apps, K., Becerril-García, E.E., Bruce, B., Butcher, P.A., Carlisle, A.B., Chapple, T.K., ... & Werry, J. Future Research Directions on the “Elusive” White Shark. Frontiers in Marine Science. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2018.00455

2016 Chapple, T. K., Chambert, T., Kanive, P. E., Jorgensen, S. J., Anderson, S. D., Carlisle, A. B., Rotella, J. J., & Block, B. A. A novel application of multi-event modeling to efficiently estimate segregation among sex and age classes of a highly migratory pelagic vertebrate. Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.1589

2015    Jorgensen, S. J., Gleiss, A. C., Kanive, P. E., Chapple, T. K., Anderson, S. D., Ezcurra, J. M., Brandt W. T. & Block, B. A. In the Belly of the Beast: Resolving Stomach Tag Data to Link Temperature, Acceleration and Feeding in White Sharks (Carcharodon carcharias). Animal Biotelemetry

 

2015    Feretti, F., Jorgensen, S. J., Chapple, T. K., De Leo, G. & Micheli, F. Reconciling predator conservation with public safety. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

 

2015    Chapple, T. K., Gleiss, A. C., Jewell, O. J. D., Wikelski, M. & Block, B. A. Tracking Sharks Without Teeth: A Non-Invasive Rigid Tag Attachment for Large Predatory Sharks. Animal Biotelemetry

 

2013    Chapple, T. K. & Botsford, L. W. A comparison of linear demographic models and the fraction of lifetime egg production (FLEP) for assessing sustainability in sharks. Conservation Biology

 

2012    Jorgensen, S. J. Arnoldi, N. S., Estess, E. E., Chapple, T. K., Rückert,, M, Anderson, S. D. & Block, B. A. Eating or Meeting? Cluster Analysis Reveals Intricacies of White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias) Migration and Offshore Behavior. PLoSONE

 

2012    Carlisle A.B., Kim S.L., Semmens B.X., Madigan D.J., Perle C.R., Jorgensen S.J., Anderson, S.A., Chapple, T.K., Kanive, P.E. & Block B.A. Using stable isotope analysis to understand migration and trophic ecology of eastern North Pacific white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias). PLoSONE

 

2012    Jorgensen, S. J., Chapple, T. K., Anderson, S. A., Hoyos, M., Reeb, C., & Block, B. A. Connectivity among White Sharks Coastal Aggregation Areas in the Northeastern Pacific. Global Perspectives on the Biology and Life History of the Great White Shark

 

2011    Chapple, T. K., Jorgensen, S. J., Anderson, S. A., Kanive, P. E., Klimley, A. P., & Block, B. A. A first estimate of white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, abundance off central California using photo-identity marking. Biology Letters

 

2011    Anderson, S. A., Chapple, T. K., Jorgensen, S, J, Klimley, A. P., & Block, B. A. Validation of Long-term Individual Identification and Site Fidelity of Great White Sharks, Carcharodon carcharias, Off California Using Dorsal Fins. Marine Biology

 

2009    Jorgensen, S. J., Reeb, C. A., Chapple, T. K., Anderson, S., Perle, C., Van Sommeran, S. R., Fritz-Cope, C., Brown, A. C., Klimley, A. P., & Block, B. A. Philopatry and migration of Pacific white sharks. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.

Publications
Education
Seymour Science Center, Nov. 2015  Santa Cruz, CA

True Predators: A real Understanding of White Sharks off California

 

Eastern Michigan University, Feb 2015 Ypsilanti, MI

California’s White Sharks: New Methods to Study Ancient Predators

 

California Surf Rider Foundation, April 2013 Monterey, CA

True Locals: The Behavior and Biology of White Sharks     

 

Humboldt State University, April 2013 Humboldt, CA

California White Sharks (Carcharodon carcharias): Creatures of Amazing Complexity

 

Año Nuevo State Park, July 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Davenport, CA

California White Sharks (Carcharodon carcharias): Creatures of Amazing Complexity

 

Montana State University, March 2012 Bozeman, MT

White Sharks of the Blue Serengeti

 

Max Planck Institute, Dec, 2011 Möggingen, Germany

Haifische der Welt; Biologie, Physiologie und Verhalten

 

Grand Teton National Park, March 2010 Moose, WY

Migratory routes, behavior and population abundance of white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) in the northeast Pacific

 

International White Shark Symposium, Feb. 2010 Honolulu, HI

A first estimate of white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, abundance off central California using photo-identity marking

 

American Elasmobranch Society, July 2009 Portland, OR

A mark-recapture population estimate of white sharks, Carcharodon carcharias, off California

 

Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Jan. 2009 Boston, MA

A comparison of differential spatial and temporal use by male and female migrating Great White Sharks, Carcharodon carcharias, in the eastern Pacific

 

American Elasmobranch Society, July 2008 Montreal, Canada

A validation for the use of fin photographs for individual identification and a comparison of two analysis frameworks for the white shark, Carcharodon carcharias.

 

Point Reyes National Seashore, Nov. 2007 Point Reyes, CA

White shark (Carcharodon carcharias) research and their population off northern California.

 

American Elasmobranch Society, July 2007 St. Louis, MO

Determination of the effects of fishing on the status of the common thresher shark, Alopias vulpinus, off the coast of California

 

American Elasmobranch Society, July 2004 Norman, OK           

At-vessel mortality of large and small coastal sharks in the U.S. Atlantic shark bottom longline fishery

Popular Media

2015  

KCBS Radio

KALWAre white sharks doing something different this year? Or are we?

 

2014   

National GeographicGreat White Ambush

CBS This Morning

 

2013   

Discover Magazine Struggling to Save Sharks From Extinction’

 

2012   

Discovery ChannelGreat White Highway’

The Today Show

SÜDKURIER  ‘Der Hai ist kein Monster’

 

2011   

Associated PressCalifornia study finds low number of great white sharks’

National Public RadioSurvey Shows Fewer Great White Sharks in State Waters Than Expected’

San Francisco Chronicle ‘Fewer great white sharks found than expected’

Yahoo! NewsShort Shark Supply: Great White Population Low, Census Finds’

Christian Science MonitorGreat white shark population lower than previously believed’

MSNBC  Great white sharks swimming to extinction?’

Fox News ‘Census Finds Just 219 Great White Sharks Off California Coast’

Discovery News ‘Calif. Great White Shark Count Down to 219

ABC Shark population off coast surprisingly low

Also covered in Forbes, United Press International, Kansas City Star, The Columbian,Star Tribune, The Telegram, Seattle Times, Outdoors, action and adventure, PoliJAM Times, SeaGrant California , Davis Enterprise, Monterey Herald, Mercury News, e! Science News, The Daily Journal, Marin Independent Journal, Central Valley Business Times, All Headline News, The Bay Citizen, Cleveland Plain Dealer as well as other internet locations.

 

2010   

Bay Nature ‘Beyond Jaws: Fathoming the Ways of the White Shark’

 

2009   

Point Reyes Light ‘Great white sharks move predictably, mate mysteriously’

 

2008   

Point Reyes National Seashore Podcast: White sharks of the Northern Pacific’

Film ‘White Shark Café’

 

2007   

Point Reyes National Seashore In search of the Great White Shark’

 Grants
     &
Awards

2013                   National Geographic Society, Expedition Council Grant

 

2010                   National Geographic Society, Waitt Grant

 

2008-2009         Sea Grant-National Marine Fisheries Service Population Dynamics

                            Fellowship

 

2008                   Point Reyes National Seashore- Pacific Coast Science and Learning              

                            Center Research Award

 

2008                   American Elasmobranch Society Grant

 

 

2004,’05,’06      Partnership for Education in Marine Resource and Ecosystem Management

 

2004                   National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

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