Charlotte Boyd is a National Research Council Research Associate at the Southwest Fisheries Science Center. She is interested in the spatial ecology of large marine vertebrates and conservation strategies for large marine vertebrates.
Charlotte’s research involves estimating the probability of extinction at the time of listing for species that have been considered for listing under the Endangered Species Act and were determined to be endangered, threatened or not warranted. The purpose of this retrospective analysis is to assess whether past listing decisions could be used to inform a set of standards to guide future listing decisions.
Charlotte’s PhD research focused on the spatial responses of foraging seabirds to changes in the abundance and distribution of their prey and the effects on seabird foraging success. The results of this research highlighted the importance of the depth distribution of prey for surface-foraging seabirds, and provide insights into the potential marine protected areas and fisheries management to safeguard prey availability for seabirds and pinnipeds.
Prior to her PhD, Charlotte worked as a research scientist for Conservation International, focusing on identifying and defining conservation targets for threatened species that occur at low densities and/or are highly mobile and require urgent conservation action at the seascape or landscape scale.
- PhD in Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences, University of Washington, 2012
- MSc in Conservation, University College London, 1999
- MSc in Economics for Development, University of Oxford, 1994
- BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, University of Oxford, 1993
Selected Publications:Boyd, C., T. M. Brooks, S. H. M. Butchart, G. J. Edgar, G. A. B. da Fonseca, F. Hawkins, M. Hoffmann, W. Sechrest, S. N. Stuart, and P. P. van Dijk. 2008. Spatial scale and the conservation of threatened species. Conservation Letters 1:37-43.