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Education

PhD in Geography. In progress. University of California, Los Angeles, CA

MS in Biology. 2015. Villanova University, Villanova, PA

BS in Biology with Distinction and Honors. 2012. cum laude. Temple University, Philadelphia, PA


Research Experience

USC Sea Grant Fellow, Southern California Coastal Wetlands Research Project and UCLA. 2015-2017

  • Incorporating Climate-Smart Adaptive Strategies into Wetlands Recovery in Coastal Southern California. Examining the existing suite of sea level rise models and tools for their application to coastal wetlands in Southern California in order to determine the best tools to inform wetland adaptation and restoration practices. PI: Dr. Eric Stein

MS Student/Graduate Research Assistant, Villanova University. 2012-2015

  • Climate-induced Expansion of the Florida Salt Marsh-Mangrove Ecotone: Implications for Wetland Carbon Storage and Coastal Protection. Examined carbon storage in ecotonal wetland plant communities undergoing mangrove range shifts. Integrated field-based carbon assessments, geospatial analyses of land cover and coastal protection modeling to capture the ecological implications of mangrove range shifts. PI: Dr. Samantha Chapman
  • Uncovering the Historical Limit and Distribution of Mangroves along Florida’s Atlantic Coast. Georeferenced and manually derived mangrove habitat distributions from NOAA historical coastal surveys in ESRI ArcGIS. Paired the historical distribution data and weather records to validate hindcast models of mangrove distribution. PI: Dr. Ilka C. Feller

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Temple University. 2010-2012

  • Paramuricea biscaya: An indicator species for oil spill impacts in the Gulf of Mexico. Surveyed P. biscaya population dynamics using video data, determined morphological variation using SEM and depth segregation through genetic barcoding. PI: Dr. Erik Cordes
  • Hydrocarbon Degrading Microbial Communities in the Gulf of Mexico. Examined the composition of microbial communities in Gulf of Mexico sand samples following the Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill. PI: Dr. Erik Cordes.
  • NSF Rapid Response Cruise for the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Research cruise in the Gulf of Mexico aboard the R/V Atlantis with the DSV Alvin to examine potential impacts of the oil spill on deep-sea fauna. Participated in collection, preservation, cataloging of specimens, and data management. PI: Dr. Erik Cordes.

Honors and Awards

UCLA Graduate Research Mentorship Award

UCLA Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Award

Student Travel Award, Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation

USC Sea Grant Fellowship, University of Southern California, Dornsife

Link Fellowship, Smithsonian Institution

Research Fellowship, Villanova University

Graduate Studies Travel Award, Villanova University

Graduate   Student Summer Research Fellowship, Villanova University

CARAS Travel Grant, Temple University
2017 - 2018

2016

2015

2015 - 2017

2014

2014

2014

2013

2013
Rachel Carson Memorial Award, Temple University

First Prize in Theme II Poster Session,  ISDSC 5

National SMART Grant,  US Dept. of Education

Honors Director’s List,  Temple University

Academic Competitive Grant, US Dept. of Education

Zimmerman/Rosenberger Scholarship
2012

2012

2011 – 2012

2009 – 2010

2008 – 2012

2008 – 2012

Scientific Presentations

Stein, E, Doughty, CL, and M Cooper. Sea-level rise effects on coastal wetlands in Southern California. California Landscape Conservation Cooperative Webinar. October 31 2017.

Doughty, CL. How will mangrove expansion impact coastal wetlands? A look at carbon storage and coastal protection. Harvey Mudd College Biology Department Spring Seminar Series. April 19 2017. Claremont, California.

Doughty, CL. How vulnerable are Southern California wetlands to sea level rise? Predicting site-specific responses to inform regional adaptation planning. Oral Presentation. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project’s 8th Biennual Symposium. March 1 2017. Costa Mesa, California.

Doughty, CL. Regional adaptation planning for sea level rise response through the lens of site-specific vulnerability assessments. Poster Presentation. Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE) 2016 Summit. December 12 – 14 2016. New Orleans, Louisiana.

Doughty, CL, K Cavanaugh, IC Feller and SK Chapman. How will mangrove encroachment and eroding impoundments impact coastal protection? A Case Study in the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Oral Presentation. The Mangrove & Macrobenthos Meeting (MMM4). July 18 – 22 2016. St. Augustine, Florida.

Doughty, C.L., J.A. Langley, W.S. Walker, I.C. Feller, R. Schuab, and S.K. Chapman. Carbon storage and coastal protection: A look at the impacts of mangrove range expansion in Florida. Oral presentation. The 23rd Biennial Conference of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation. November 8 – 12 2015. Portland, Oregon.

Doughty, C.L., J.A. Langley, W.S. Walker, I.C. Feller, R. Schuab, and S.K. Chapman. Carbon storage and coastal protection: Uncovering the potential impacts of mangrove range expansion. Oral presentation. The 100th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America. August 9 – 14 2015. Baltimore, Maryland.

Doughty, C.L. Past, present, and future extent of mangroves along Florida’s Atlantic Coast and the implications to carbon storage. Oral presentation. The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Fall 2014 Seminar Series. September 15 2014. Edgewater, Maryland.

Doughty, C.L. Past, present, and future extent of mangroves along Florida’s Atlantic Coast and the implications to carbon storage. Oral presentation. The Smithsonian Marine Station Fall 2014 Seminar Series. August 2014. Fort Pierce, Florida.

Doughty, C.L., J.A. Langley, I.C. Feller, W.S. Walker, and S.K. Chapman. Expansion of the Florida Mangrove-Marsh Ecotone: Implications for Wetland Carbon Storage. Poster presentation. The 22nd Biennial Conference of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation. November 3 – 7 2013. San Diego, California.

Doughty, C.L, A.M. Quattrini, and E.E. Cordes. Insights into the Population Dynamics of the Deep-sea Coral Genus Paramuricea. Poster presentation. The 5th International Symposium on Deep-Sea Corals. April 1 – 6 2012. Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Awarded 1st place for Theme II Posters.


Teaching and Outreach Experience

  • Teaching Assistant. People, Places & the Environment (GEOG 5). Spring 2017, UCLA
  • Teaching Assistant. People, Places & the Environment (GEOG 5). Fall 2016, UCLA
  • Marine Exhibit Interactive Interpreter. Summer 2014. The St. Lucie County Aquarium – Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit
  • Teaching Assistant. General Biology I Lab (BIO 2102). Fall 2013, Villanova University
  • Teaching Assistant. General Biology II Lab (BIO 2104). Spring 2013, Villanova University

Publications

Doughty, CL, KC Cavanaugh, CR Hall, IC Feller, and SK Chapman. 2017. Impacts of mangrove encroachment and mosquito impoundment management on coastal protection services. Hydrobiologia. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-017-3225-0

Kelleway, JJ, KC Cavanaugh, K Rogers, IC Feller, E Ens, CL Doughty, and N Saintilan. 2017. Review of the ecosystem service implications of mangrove encroachment into salt marshes. Global Change Biology. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13727

Doughty, C.L., J.A. Langley, W.S. Walker, I.C. Feller, R. Schaub, and S.K. Chapman. 2015. Mangrove range expansion rapidly increases wetland carbon storage. Estuaries and Coasts. DOI 10.1007/s12237-015-9993-8

Doughty, C.L. 2015. Carbon storage and coastal protection: Uncovering the potential impacts of mangrove range expansion. MS Thesis, Villanova University. Proquest (UMI 1587224).

Chapman, S.K., H. Tran, and C. L. Doughty. 2014. Climate adaptation at Kennedy Space Center: How Can Wetlands Help NASA Adapt to Warming Temperature and Rising Seas? Wetland Science and Practice 31(2): 6-8.

Doughty, C.L., A.M. Quattrini, and E.E. Cordes. 2014. Insights into the population dynamics of the deep-sea coral genus Paramuricea in the Gulf of Mexico. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 99 (0):71-82.

Quattrini, A.M., P.J Etnoyer, C.L. Doughty, L. English, R. Falco, N. Remon, M. Rittinghouse and E.E. Cordes. 2014. A phylogenetic approach to octocoral community structure in the deep Gulf of Mexico. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 99 (0):92-102.


Professional Organizations

Ecological Society of Ameria
Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation