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Daniel Holstein – Curriculum Vitae

e-mail • 135 Duke Marine Lab Road, Beaufort, NC 28516 • (786) 863-3771


Research Appointments & Preparation

Current Appointment

Mary Derrickson McCurdy Visiting Scholar (2016-present) Nicholas School of the Environment and Duke Marine Laboratory, Duke University, Beaufort, NC.

 

Preparation

Postdoctoral Research Associate (2013-2016) Center for Marine and Environmental Studies, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, VI. Host: Tyler B. Smith, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Marine Biology & Fisheries (August 2013) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, Miami, FL. Dissertation Title: Vertical connectivity in mesophotic coral ecosystems. Supervising Professor: Claire B. Paris, Ph.D.

Graduate Research Assistant (2010-2013) Physical-Biological Interactions Laboratory, Division of Marine Biology & Fisheries, University of Miami, Miami, FL. Supervising Professor: Claire B. Paris, Ph.D.

Resident Scientist (2009-2010) National Science Foundation Science Made Sensible Fellow, University of Miami and Miami-Dade public schools, Miami, FL

Lab Manager (2009) Coral Reef Ecology Laboratory, University of Miami, Miami, FL. Supervising Professor: Peter Glynn, Ph.D.

Graduate Research Assistant (2007-2008) Partnership for Ecologically Sustainable Coastal Areas (PESCA), Coral Reef Ecology and Management (CREM). Supervising Professor: John McManus, Ph.D.

B.S. in Marine Science and Biology Cum Laude and Departmental Honors (December 2006) University of Miami, Miami, FL.

 

Additional Training

Genotyping with 2bRAD Workshop (2016) Wrigley Marine Science Center, Catalina, California.

Coral Histopathology Workshop (2016) USGS, Windward Community College, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Analyzing Ecological Data with Hierarchical Models Workshop (2016) Dr. Robert M. Dorazio, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Miami, Florida.

Multivariate Analyses for Marine Ecology (2013) the Ocean Observatory of Villefranche-sur-Mer, France.

 

Research Interests

Coral reef population connectivity and metapopulation dynamics

Metapopulation resilience and persistence in time and space

Ecological refugia and mesophotic coral ecosystems

Ecological modeling and larval dispersal

Invertebrate reproductive biology

 

Relevant Publications

Peer-reviewed and in review

Groves SH, Holstein DM, Enochs IC, Kolodzeij G, Manzello DP, Brandt ME, TB Smith (in review) Growth rates of Porites astreoides and Orbicella franksi in mesophotic habitats surrounding St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Coral Reefs.

Chollett I, Garavelli L, Holstein DM, Cherubin L, Box SJ (2017) A case for redefining the boundaries of the Mesoamerican Reef Ecoregion. Coral Reefs, DOI: 10.1007/s00338-017-1595-4.

Smith TB, Brandtneris VW, Canals MC, Brandt ME, Martens J, Brewer R, Kadison E, Kammann M, Keller J, Holstein DM (2016) Potential structuring forces on a shelf edge upper mesophotic coral ecosystem in the US Virgin Islands. Frontiers in Marine Science, DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2016.00115.

Holstein DM, Smith TB, Paris CB (2016) Depth-independent reproduction in the reef coral Porites astreoides from shallow to mesophotic zones. PLOS ONE, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0146068.

Holstein DM, Paris CB, Vaz A, Smith TB (2015) Modeling vertical coral connectivity and mesophotic refugia. Coral Reefs, DOI: 10.1007/s00338-015-1339-2.

Holstein DM, Smith TB, Gyory J, Paris CB (2015) Fertile fathoms: Deep reproductive refugia for threatened shallow corals. Scientific Reports 5: 12407, DOI: 10.1038/srep12407.

Holstein DM, Paris CB, Mumby PJ (2014) Consistency and inconsistency in multispecies population network dynamics of coral reef ecosystems. Marine Ecology Progress Series 499:1-18, DOI: 10.3354/meps10647. Selected as Feature Article.

 

Book chapters

Holstein DM, TB Smith, Appeldoorn RS (2016) Chapter 5. Ecosystem services provided by mesophotic coral ecosystems. In: Baker, E.K., Puglise, K.A. and Harris, P.T. (Eds.). (2016). Mesophotic coral ecosystems — A lifeboat for coral reefs? (pp. 26-27). The United Nations Environment Programme and GRID-Arendal, Nairobi and Arendal.

Smith TB, Holstein DM (2016) Chapter 3.4. Mesophotic Reefs Examined: The United States Virgin Islands, USA. In: Baker, E.K., Puglise, K.A. and Harris, P.T. (Eds.). (2016). Mesophotic coral ecosystems — A lifeboat for coral reefs? (pp. 63-66). The United Nations Environment Programme and GRID-Arendal, Nairobi and Arendal.

 

Grants, Fellowships & Awards

2016:

Department of the Interior/Office of Insular Affairs/VI Department of Planning and Natural Resources, (Lead PI with Co-PI TB Smith), Proposal: “Evaluating connectivity of coral reef species in the U.S. Caribbean as a tool to strengthen management”.

Mary Derrickson McCurdy Fellowship, Duke University.

2013:

Partner University Fund international graduate student exchange, Multivariate Analyses for Marine Ecology, with the Ocean Observatory of Villefranche-sur-Mer, France.

2010:  

Rowland Award, University of Miami.

2009:

NSF Science Made Sensible Fellow (GK-12).

NSF VI EPSCoR (co-author with PIs TB Smith, CB Paris, and A Baker), Proposal: “Connectivity of scleractinian coral larvae between mesophotic coral ecosystems refugia and degraded shallow water populations: flow, dispersal and genetics”.

2007:

Graduate Student Fellowship, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.

 

Teaching Experience

Primary or Co-Instructor

Instructor, Special Topics in Marine Metapopulations, (graduate) Duke University (new course developed for Fall 2017).

Organizer/Instructor, Intro to R and Data Visualization Workshop, Duke University (2017).

Instructor, Research Methodologies and Tools I (Statistics, R Statistical Programming), Masters of Marine and Environmental Studies (MMES) Program, University of the Virgin Islands (2014).

Instructor, Research Methodologies and Tools II (Advanced Multivariate Statistics, R Statistical Programming), MMES Program, University of the Virgin Islands (2014-2015).

Graduate Teaching Assistant (co-instructor), Galapagos Marine Ecology (travel/field course), Undergraduate Marine Sciences Program, University of Miami. Supervisor: Dr. Mike Schmale (2012).

Graduate Teaching Assistant (co-instructor), Undergraduate Marine Biology Laboratory (lab/field course), Undergraduate Marine Sciences Program, University of Miami. Supervisors: Dr. Jill Richardson; Dr. Dan DiResta (2008, 2011).

Resident Scientist (co-instructor), Science Made Sensible Fellow, Earth Science Laboratory, grades 6-8, National Science Foundation, University of Miami and Miami-Dade public schools (2009 –2010).

 

Guest Lecturer

2017:

University of the Virgin Islands, Current Topics in Coral Reef Ecology, Connectivity concepts

2016:

Duke University, Marine Ecology, A primer on corals and coral reefs.

University of the Virgin Islands, Research Methods and Tools II, Non-metric multidimensional scaling.

2013:

University of the Virgin Islands, Research Methods and Tools I, Vertical connectivity in mesophotic coral ecosystems.

2011:

University of Miami, Coral Reef Ecology and Physiology, Coral reproductive biology.

 

Professional presentations

Invited seminar or colloquium

2016:

Duke University, Keynote speaker, University Program in Ecology Ecology Symposium.

Duke University, Invited Seminar, Duke University Marine Laboratory, Nicholas School of the Environment.

Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park Marine Biology Summer Camp, Skype with a Scientist: Coral reef science.         

University of South Alabama and Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Invited Seminar, Department of Marine Sciences.

Virgin Islands NSF-EPSCoR, Invited Seminar, annual meeting.

2015:

Caribbean Coastal Marine Productivity Program (CARICOMP), Invited Seminar.

Virgin Islands NSF-EPSCoR, Invited Seminar, annual meeting.

2014:

Virgin Islands NSF-EPSCoR, Invited Seminar, annual meeting.

2013:

University of the Virgin Islands, Invited Seminar, First Friday Scientific Seminars.

 

First author oral presentations

Holstein DM (2017, upcoming) Integrated genetic and biophysical models of marine connectivity. 2017 European Coral Reef Symposium, December 13-15, London, UK.

Holstein DM, Smith TB, van Hooidonk R, Paris CB (2017, upcoming) Metapopulations in a changing climate. US-IALE Annual Meeting, April 9-13, Baltimore, Maryland (invited).

Holstein DM, Smith TB (2016) Emergent climate change refugia from imperfect connected refuges. 13th International Coral Reef Symposium, June 19-24, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Holstein DM, Smith TB, Paris CB (2014) Fertile Fathoms: Mesophotic reefs and reproductive refugia. Second International Mesophotic Workshop, October 26-31, Eilat, Israel.

Holstein DM, Paris CB, Mumby PJ (2013) Consistency and inconsistency in multispecies population network dynamics of coral reef ecosystems. Larval Fish Conference, June 2-6, Miami, Florida.

Holstein DM, Paris CB, Smith TB (2012) Fecundity in the fathoms: Mesophotic coral reproductive refugia and connectivity. 12th International Coral Reef Symposium, July 7-13, Cairns, Australia.

Holstein DM, Paris CB, Smith TB (2011) Modeling reef slope connectivity. American Fisheries Society Meetings, September 4-8, Seattle, Washington.

 

First author poster presentations

Holstein DM, Smith TB, van Hooidonk R (2016) Complex and cryptic refugia for struggling reefs. UVI Research Day, April 15, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.

Holstein DM, Smith TB (2015) Modeling coral reef metapopulation persistence. UVI Research Day, April 9, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.

Holstein DM, Vaz AC, Smith TB, Paris CB (2014) Mesophotic reefs as critical components of coral reproductive networks. Ocean Sciences Meeting, February 23-28, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Holstein DM, Paris CB, Smith TB, Cherubin LM, Srinivasan A (2010) Scaling Montastraea faveolata reproductive and larval behavior to model vertical connectivity in mesophotic coral ecosystems. Ocean Sciences Meeting, February 22-25, Portland, Oregon.

 

Presentations as co-author (* denotes student)

Olinger L*, DM Holstein (2017). Modeling connectivity of Nassau grouper (Epinephilus striatus) larvae between protected spawning sites and nearshore settlement habitats in the US Caribbean. US-IALE Annual Meeting, April 9-13, Baltimore, Maryland (talk).

Groves SH, Holstein DM, Enochs IC, Kolodzeij G, Manzello DP, Brandt ME, Smith TB (2017). Growth rates of Porites astreoides and Orbicella franksi in mesophotic habitats surrounding St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. US-IALE Annual Meeting, April 9-13, Baltimore, Maryland (talk).

Hench JL, Holstein DM, Torres WI (2016) Modeling marine connectivity around Moorea (a preview). Moorea Coral Reef LTER science workshop, October 20-21, Santa Barbara, CA (talk).

Groves SH, Brandt ME, Manzello DP, Enochs IC, Holstein DM, Smith TB (2016) Physical drivers of community structure and growth among mesophotic coral ecosystems in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. 13th International Coral Reef Symposium, June 19-24, Honolulu, Hawaii (talk).

Brandtneris VW, Groves SH, Holstein DM, Brandt ME, Smith TB (2016) Deep on the cheap: Accessible and cost-effective methods for quantitatively surveying mesophotic coral ecosystems. 13th International Coral Reef Symposium, June 19-24, Honolulu, Hawaii (talk).

Groves SH, Holsten DM, Brandt ME, Enochs IC, Manzello P, Canals M, Smith TB (2016) Physical drivers of community structure and growth among mesophotic coral ecosystems surrounding St. Thomas. UVI Research Day, April 15, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands (poster). *Awarded Best Graduate Student Poster

Sellers J, Sikkel P, Holsten DM, Robinson J (2016) Effects of a parasitic isopod, Gnatia marleyi, on the early life history of French Grunt (Haemulon flavolineatum) and Beaugregory damselfish (Stagastes leucostictus). UVI Research Day, April 15, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands (poster).

Groves SH, Brandt ME, Holstein DM, Manzello DP, Smith TB (2014) Physical drivers of community structure and growth among mesophotic coral ecosystems of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands” (2015). The 24th NSF EPSCoR National Conference, November 2, Portsmouth, New Hampshire (poster).

Barry J-A, deJarnett A, Forbes A, Gehrke K, Goodson H, Groves S, Holstein D, Brandt M, Platenberg R, Smith TB (2015) The presence of Halophila stipulacea within the Virgin Islands: an analysis based on boating activity. UVI Research Day, April 9, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands (poster).

Groves SH, Holsten DM, Smith TB (2015) Physical drivers of community structure and growth among mesophotic coral ecosystems surrounding St. Thomas. UVI Research Day, April 9, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands (poster).

Smith TB, Brandtneris V, Brandt ME, Brewer R, Holstein DM (2015) Disturbance as a control of upper mesophotic coral community structure on the southeastern Puerto Rican shelf edge. UVI Research Day, April 9, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands (poster).

Smith TB, Brandt ME, Gyory J, Brandtneris V, Jossart J, Holstein DM, Miller WJ (2014) Mesophotic coral ecosystems in the Caribbean and eastern Pacific and their potential as climate change refugia. Invited 30-minute presentation. 2nd International Mesophotic Reef Workshop, October 25-31, Eilat, Israel (talk).

Vaz AC, Paris CB, Holstein DM, Olascoaga MJ (2014) Simulating mesophotic to shallow reefs connectivity considering three-dimensional coral reef habitats Ocean Sciences Meeting, February 23-28, Honolulu, Hawaii (poster).

Vaz AC, Paris CB, Kelley C, Richards KJ, Holstein DM (2013) First estimation of larval supply and connectivity of reserves in the Hawaiian archipelago. Larval Fish Conference, June 2-6, Miami, Florida (talk).

Paris CB, Kourafalou V, Kang H, Holstein DM, Sponaugle S (2010) Transient and persistent dispersal kernel feature in the Florida Keys, indicator of population resilience. 2010 Ocean Sciences Meeting, February 22-25, Portland, Oregon (talk).

McManus J, Hayek L-A, Gayanilo F, Holstein D, Stump K, Brandt M, Cooper W (2008) Considerations in the design of a monitoring program for fish and macrobenthos on a Caribbean fringing reef. 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, July 7-11, Fort Lauderdale, Florida (talk).

Talaue-McManus L, Kushner B, Stone M, Gayanilo F, McManus JW, Ferrari R, Holstein DM, Stump KL, Kheel J (2008) Participatory monitoring of coral reef fisheries in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, July 7-11, Fort Lauderdale, Florida (talk).

 

Student Training & Mentorship

Committee Membership

Katharine Egen, MMES, UVI (M.Sc. expected May 2018) – Predictive habitat modeling

            Received NSF S-STEM Scholarship.

Colin Howe, MMES, UVI (M.Sc., expected May 2017) – Coral reef nursery/restoration

Received NSF S-STEM Scholarship.

Joseph Sellers, MMES, UVI (M.Sc., expected December 2016) – Reef fish parasitism

Maggie Rios, MMES, UVI (M.Sc., expected December 2016) – Juvenile shark habitat use

Received NSF S-STEM Scholarship.

 

Non-Committee Student Training & Mentorship

2017:

Lauren Olinger, (M.Sc., University of the Virgin Islands) is fully funded (stipend/tuition) under my current grant from DOI/OIA/VI DPNR, focusing on Lagrangian larval dispersal simulation (2016-present). Received NSF S-STEM Scholarship.

2016:

(M.Sc. Students, University of the Virgin Islands) Jan-Alexis Barry, Alexandra DeJarnet, Haley Goodson, Sarah Groves. R statistical programming, thesis experimental design and analysis.

(B.S. Student, University of the Virgin Islands) DeWein Pelle, NSF-EPSCoR Summer Honors Research. Parrotfish connectivity modeling.

2014:

(M.Sc. Students, University of the Virgin Islands) Chris Biggs, JB Brown, Madeleine Arencibia. R statistical programming, thesis experimental design and analysis.

2008:

(B.S. Students, University of Miami) Samuel Clark, Amanda Costaregni, Tara Dolan, Casey Gioia, Abby Graefe, Tally Jehle, Lindsey Jones, Amanda Lindell, Erin Reilly. Invertebrate zoology, laboratory methods.

(M.Sc. Student, University of Miami) Megan Porter. Coral monitoring, larval ecology.

 

Additional Research Experience

2015:

Invited Expert Scientist, Waitt Institute Blue Halo Initiative Montserrat Scientific Assessment. Initial environmental assessment of Montserrat’s coral reef resources.

2013:

Fish and Benthic Assessment Team Member, Virgin Islands Territorial Coral Reef Monitoring Program, University of the Virgin Islands (UVI). Annual monitoring of 24 sites across the US Virgin Islands, 2013‐present.

Fish and Benthic Assessment Team Member, National Coral Reef Monitoring Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Park Service (NPS), USVI Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and UVI. Collaborative census of reef fish and benthos, Puerto Rico (2014), St. Croix and St. Thomas, VI (2015).

2010:

Fish Census Team Member, Dry Tortugas Expedition 2010, National Park Service, University of Miami, NOAA, Florida Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI), Dry Tortugas.

2007:

Team Leader, Partnership for Ecologically Sustainable Coastal Areas (PESCA), contracted by the Punta Cana Ecological Foundation, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Fish Census Team Member, Punta Cana Coral Reef Assessment, Atlantic Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment, University of Miami, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

 

Professional Service

2017:

Session Co-Chair, 2017 European Coral Reef Symposium, London, UK.

2016:

Session Co-Chair, 13th International Coral Reef Symposium, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Peer Proposal Reviewer, United States Geological Survey, Virgin Islands Water Resources Research Institute proposal reviewer for FY 16-17 State Water Resources Research Institute Program, Section 104B.

2015:

Invited Participant, NOAA Fisheries and NOAA Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program (DSCRTP) Deep Coral Reefs priority setting workshop.

Invited Participant, Caribbean Coastal Marine Productivity Program (CARICOMP) meeting.

Admissions Committee Member, Masters of Marine and Environmental Science, University of the Virgin Islands.

Invited Participant, Caribbean Ocean Observing System (CariCOOS) annual meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Member, Marine Operations Safety Committee, Center for Marine and Environmental Studies, University of the Virgin Islands (2014-2016)

2009:

Invited Student Representative, PODER Green Forum, Miami, FL, 2009.

 

Peer Reviewer:

Biodiversity and Conservation; Bulletin of Marine Science; Coral Reefs; Global Ecology and Biogeography; ICES Journal of Marine Science; Limnology & Oceanography Methods; Marine Ecology Progress Series; PeerJ; PLOS ONE; Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

 

Advanced Technical Skills

Programming languages: Fortran, HTML, Java, MATLAB, R.

Relevant Software: Adobe Acrobat Pro, Adobe Creative Suite, ArcGIS, ENVI, Fortran, HTML/web editing, JMP, Java programming language, MATLAB, Microsoft Office Suite, PRIMER, R, RStudio.

Dive certifications: Technical and Rebreather Scientific Diver, American Academy of Underwater Sciences, NAUI, TDI, GUE (fundamentals, EANx, decompression, Heliox, Megalodon air diluent decompression rebreather, 50+ m).

Coral reef field experience: Australia, Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Ecuador (Galapagos Islands), Israel (Red Sea), Montserrat, USA (Florida Keys, Dry Tortugas, Hawaii, Virgin Islands).

Small boat experience: In the US Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic, Biscayne National Park and Florida Keys (Boat.US Foundation Boater Safety Course).

Experience in: Video editing and 3D modeling. Studied film, television and animation, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, NY August 2002 – December 2003.

 

News Coverage & Interviews

PBS News Hour, http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/great-migration-save-coral-bleaching/; VI Daily News (print); Science Daily, http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/07/150721134833.htm; UPI, http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2015/07/23/Corals-in-deeper-waters-off-US-Virgin-Islands-more-fertile-than-shallow-cousins/5651437671920/; Discover Magazine (online), http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/science-sushi/2013/08/09/discoverys-megalodon-defense-is-just-more-lies/#.WKyT32N2Q4R;

 

University and Wider Community Service

2016:

Judge, UVI Research Day, 2016

Participant, UVI Research Day, 2014-2016

2015:

Logo design and donation to UVI/VIMAS Reef Fest

Volunteer, UVI/VIMAS Reef Fest, 2013-2015

2013:

Volunteer Contributing Photographer, Miami Waterkeeper Society

2012:

Manager, RSMAS student and faculty bar, the Wetlab, 2010-2012

2010:

Bartender, RSMAS student and faculty bar, the Wetlab, 2007-2010

2008:

Vice President, Marine Science Graduate Student Organization, RSMAS, University of Miami.

2007:

Judge, St. Stephens Episcopal Day School Science Fair.