Curriculum Vitae

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Bethany L. Williams

 (804) 684-7947 / bwilliams@vims.edu

bethanylwilliams.wordpress.com

EDUCATION

Current            M.S. Marine Science (Anticipated 2018), Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), College of William and Mary, GPA: 3.82

2015                B.S. Biological Science, Florida State University (FSU)

Graduated Magna cum laude with honors, GPA: 3.85

Professional Societies: Phi Beta Kappa, National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Honors Thesis: Melampus bidentatus as a model for the effects of sea-level rise on salt marsh animal communities.

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2015-current    Graduate Student, VIMS, Gloucester Point, VA

Project: Role of ecology in salt marsh geomorphic processes

2015                Research Assistant, Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), Woods Hole, MA

Project: Salt marsh responses to nutrient enrichment

2014                NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), MBL, Woods Hole, MA

Project: Impacts of sea-level rise on salt marsh invertebrates

2014                Field Assistant, FSU, Tall Timbers Research Station, Tallahassee, FL

Project: Breeding behavior of nuthatches

2012-2013       Research Assistant, FSU Coastal and Marine Laboratory, Tallahassee, FL

Project: Genetic effects on oyster growth and survivorship

2012                Research Assistant, FSU, R.K. Godfrey Herbarium, Tallahassee, FL

Project: Digitization of historical plant collection

 

PUBLICATIONS

Williams, B., Johnson, D.S. & Baron, K..In Prep. Consumer control of salt marsh geomorphology. Target Journal: Estuaries and Coasts.

Johnson, D.S. & Williams, B.. 2017. Sea-level rise may increase extinction risk of a saltmarsh ontogenetic habitat specialist. Ecology and Evolution 7(19), 7786-7795.

Hanley, T.C., Hughes, A.R., Williams, B., Garland, H., & Kimbro, D.L.. 2016. Effects of intraspecific diversity on growth, survivorship, and recruitement of the Eastern osyter across sites. Ecology 97(6), 1518-1529.

 

PRESENTATIONS

Williams, B.L., Johnson, D.S. & Baron, K. 2017. Consumer control of salt marsh geomorphic processes. Benthic Ecology Meeting: Myrtle Beach, SC.

Johnson, D.S., Williams, B. Crowley, C., Sebillian, S., Longmire, K. & Nelson, J. 2017. Why do fiddler crabs follow Bergmann’s rule? Benthic Ecology Meeting: Myrtle Beach, SC.

Williams, B.L., & Johnson, D.S.. 2016. Can a crab build or break a marsh: the role of ecological interactions in salt marsh geomorphic processes. Atlantic Estuarine Research Society, Fall Meeting: Baltimore, MD.

Williams, Bethany L & Johnson, D.S. 2015. Melampus bidentatus as a model for the effects of climate change on salt marsh animal communities. Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation, Fall Meeting: Portland, OR.

Williams, B.L., & Johnson, D.S. 2014. Melampus bidentatus as a model for the effects of climate change on salt marsh animal communities. New England Estuarine Research Society (NEERS), Fall Meeting: Avery Point, CT.

 

COMMUNICATION/OUTREACH EXPERIENCE

2017                Interview with Virginia Living Magazine, Yorktown, VA

2017                Speaker, New Explorations of Island Earth, Mariner’s Museum, Newport News, VA

2017                Lab Tour Guide, Blue Crab Bowl, VIMS

2016-2017       Virginia Scientist & Educators Alliance, VIMS & Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

2016                Advanced Science Communication Seminar, Virginia Sea Grant

2016                Research-Based Climate Change Communication Training, National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation, Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

2015                Research Assistant for Logan Science Journalism Fellowship, MBL

 

TEACHING/MENTORING EXPERIENCE

2015, 2017      NSF REU Mentor, MBL, Woods Hole, MA; VIMS, Gloucester Point, VA

2016-2017       Resident Science Fellow, Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School, Glenns, VA

2011-2012       Science Student Teacher, 5th and 7th Grade, FSU, Tallahassee, FL

2011                Math and Science Tutor, Godby High School, Tallahassee, FL

 

AWARDS, HONORS, & GRANTS

2018-2018       National Sea Grant Knauss Finalist………………………………………($61,500)

2017-2018       SunTrust Fellowship, VIMS………………………………………………($3900)

2016-2018       Virginia Sea Grant Graduate Research Fellowship………………………($80,000)

2016-2017       Student Research Grant, VIMS…………………………………………….($1744)

2016-2017       Kelly Watson Fellowship, VIMS………………………………………….($2000)

2016                Coastal Wetlands Scholarship, Garden Club of America………………….($5000)

2015                Student Travel Award, VIMS………………………………………………($500)

2014                Rankin Prize for Best Undergraduate Oral Presentation, NEERS

2014                Niering Travel Award, NEERS………………………………….…………($100)

2014                Campus Recreation Excellence Award, FSU……………………..………($1000)

2011-2015       21st Century Scholarship, FSU……………………………………………..($8000)

2011-2015       Florida Academic Scholar, Florida Bright Futures………………………..($9898)

 

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

2017                 Grant Reviewer, VIMS Graduate Student Association

2017                 Panelist, Surviving Grad School Lunch Series, VIMS Graduate Student Association

2016-2017       Social Coordinator, VIMS Graduate Student Association

2016-2017       Event Coordinator, VIMS Graduate Student Association

2016                Professional Development Committee, VIMS Graduate Student Association

2014-2015       Student Director of Intramurals, FSU Campus Recreation Student Leadership Council

2014-2015       Volleyball Committee Chair, FSU, Intramural Sports

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