Research Interests:Camryn Allen received a B.S. in Bio-psychology from UCSD in 2003 with the intent of becoming an animal behaviorist. However, in 2004, her Ph.D. studies took her to the University of Queensland in Australia where she researched the reproductive biology of koalas. Upon completion of her graduate work in 2008, Camryn returned back to her hometown to accept a post-doctoral fellowship at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, CA where she examined the neuroendocrine effects of adolescent binge drinking upon the brain’s response to stress. In order to follow her heart, Camryn got back into wildlife conservation research through accepting a NRC post-doctoral fellowship with Dr. Jeff Seminoff in the Marine Turtle Ecology and Assessment Program at SWFSC. Her new research interests involve literature review and data collection of abundance, demography, spatial distribution, genetics and threat information for green sea turtles. Ultimately, the research will produce a report to assist in the upcoming status review for green sea turtles. In addition, Camryn hopes to examine reproductive parameters in the population of turtles that make the journey to forage in San Diego Bay each year.
- Ph.D. University of Queensland, 2009
- B.S. University of California, San Diego, 2003