Curriculum Vitae

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Erich R. Eberts

8301 Georgetown Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90045 · (914) 815-8088  · ebertser@gmail.com

 

EDUCATION

Bachelors of Science in Biology, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA     December 2015

GPA: 3.76; Honors Program

High School: Fordham Preparatory School, Bronx, NY                                              May 2012

 

WORK EXPERIENCE                   

Center for Urban Resilience, Loyola Marymount University                                     May 2016- Present

CURes Research Fellowship- Full-Time Position

  • Direct and advise a team of undergraduate researchers on urban biosocial research projects and integrate these with other CURes initiatives
  • Facilitate development of partnerships and collaborations on projects such as NSF (Dynamics of Human-Natural Coupled Systems) and USFS grants (Sustainability Mapping Assessment Project)
  • Develop campus sustainability initiatives and programs through University Facilities Management

 

Anusha Shankar, El Gullan Field Station, La Paz, Ecuador                                         Dec. 2015-January 2016

Field Assistant

  • Handle various species of birds (mainly hummingbirds) to remove them from nets and traps, record basic morphological and body condition data, and carry out maximum feeding rate and respirometry experiments to measure the thermal neutral zone and torpor use in hummingbirds

 

Loyola Marymount University Biology Department and Stockroom                        June 2014-Dec. 2015

Stockroom and Lab-Preparation Technician                        

  • Assist Biology Department faculty and staff in redesigning freshman biology lab modules to align with curriculum and available resources
  • Organize and prepare equipment and materials for freshman and various upper division labs and complete daily stockroom maintenance tasks

 

Dr. Eric Strauss & Dr. Peter Auger, Loyola Marymount University                           April 2014-Dec. 2015

Student Research Assistant  

  • Study the impact of and explore mitigation strategies for American Crow predation on endangered Southern California Least Terns at the Venice Beach Tern Colony, primarily through field observation and game camera video analysis
  • Organize a hummingbird research group, develop research guidelines, and gather preliminary data regarding behavior and ecology of hummingbirds on the LMU campus through field observation and video analysis

 

 

 

 

Dr. Victor Carmona, Loyola Marymount University                                                  February 2013- Dec. 2015

Student Research Assistant

  • Organize large data sets and categorize invasive species in Los Angeles, CA by photosynthetic pathway through literature review and collaboration with UCLA Herbarium curators (P. Rundel)
  • Prepare historical C-3 invasive specimens for stomatal density analysis in order to find a correlation between the abundance of C-3 invasive plants and atmospheric CO2 concentrations

 

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, San Pedro, CA                                                                 June-August 2013

NOYCE Summer Intern

  • Develop informal educational activities for drop-in guests and supervise educational camp classes
  • Perform aquarist tasks including feeding, cleaning, and constructing saltwater tanks

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Dr. Peter Auger, Loyola Marymount University Biology Department                       August-December 2015

Methods of Field Biology Teaching Assistant          

  • Prepare materials and equipment for field laboratories, and day and overnight field trips

 

Cell Function, Loyola Marymount University                                                            August-December 2014

Teaching Assistant

  • Organize and run weekly study and review sessions, grade assignments and provide students with feedback

 

SCHOLARSHIP

Publications

In Preparation

Eberts, E. R., Pangburn, L. E., & Carmon-Galindo, V. (2016). Photosynthetic Characterization of Invasive Plant Species in Los Angeles County, California (USA) BIOS. In prep.

2015

Pope, W. H., Bowman, C. A., Russell, D. A., Jacobs-Sera, D., Asai, D. J., Cresawn, S. G., .. Eberts E.R.., Hatfull, G. F. (2015). Whole genome comparison of a large collection of mycobacteriophages reveals a continuum of phage genetic diversity. Elife, 4, e06416. doi:10.7554/eLife.06416

 

Conference Presentations

2016 North American Ornithology Conference, Washington D.C.

Oral presentation by E. Eberts. Predator (Corvus brachyrhynchos) Electrical Shock Aversion System for Endangered California Least Terns (Sternula antillarum browni)

2016 Undergraduate Research Symposium, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

Poster by E. Eberts. Physiological Levels of CO2 and O2 Used as a Physiological Energy Burn Rate Indicator For Neotropical Hummingbirds at the El Gullan Field Station, La Paz Ecuador

2015 Congreso de Ingenierìa y Arquitectura, La Universidad Centroamericana “José Simeón Cañas”, San Salvador, El Salvador

Poster by E. Eberts and L. Pangburn. Caracterización fotosintética de plantas invasoras en el condado de Los Angeles, California (EEUU) [Photosynthetic Characterization of Invasive Plant Species in Los Angeles County, California (USA)]

 

2014 Primer Congreso Nacional de Cambio Climático, Universidad de El Salvador, San Salvador, El Salvador

Poster E. Eberts and L. Pangburn. Caracterización fotosintética de plantas invasoras en el condado de Los Angeles, California (EEUU) [Photosynthetic Characterization of Invasive Plant Species in Los Angeles County, California (USA)]

2014 Undergraduate Research Symposium, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

Poster E. Eberts and L. Pangburn. Photosynthetic Characterization of Invasive Plant Species in Los Angeles County, CA

2013 Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research, Whittier College, Whittier, CA

Poster E. Eberts and L. Pangburn. Photosynthetic Characterization of Invasive Plant Species in Los Angeles County, CA

 

ON-GOING RESEARCH PROJECTS

In my present position as the Center for Urban Resilience Research Fellow, I direct and advise a number of undergraduate urban biosocial research projects including:

  • A Mother’s Work is Never Done: Using Thermal Imaging to Detect Torpor in Nesting Hummingbirds. E. Eberts, A. Shankar, P. Auger, M. Curley. We are actively pursuing funding for this project through Experiment.com, a crowdfunding platform. (An abstract can be provided).
  • Urban Hummingbird Disease Transmission Risk Associated with Hummingbird Feeders.
  1. Muscara, L. Carrington, E. Eberts, P. Auger
  • Hummingbird Nest Distribution Patterns in a Highly Maintained Urban Environment. A. Weber, E. Eberts, P. Auger
  • Hummingbird Activity in Response to Threats of Predation in an Urban Environment.
  1. Gloudeman, E. Eberts, P. Auger
  • Urban Hummingbird Biodiversity and Behavior. E. Eberts, M. Gloudeman, S. Gloudeman,
  1. Auger
  • Raptor Soaring Ecology at a Coastal Orographic Updraft. M. Morado, C. Schafer, E. Eberts P. Auger
  • Predator Electrical Shock Aversion System for Endangered California Least Terns. E. Strauss,
  1. Auger, E. Eberts, A. Zaré, M. Gloudeman
  • Corvid Cognitive Ability Through Food Choice and Caching Behavior. A. Zaré, A. Isaev,
  1. Allegretti, E. Flake, E. Eberts, P. Auger
  • Urban Coyote-Human Conflict in Long Beach, CA and Westchester, LA, CA. E. Strauss, P. Auger, S. Gloudeman, E. Eberts

 

HONORS and AWARDS

Magna Cum Laude, Loyola Marymount University                                                        2015

Dean’s List, Loyola Marymount University                                                                     2013-2015

Jesuit High School Scholarship, Loyola Marymount University                                      2012-2015

 

SKILLS

Field observation and note-taking; Mist net setup, maintenance, and operation; Basic bird handling; Remote monitoring camera (various models) operation and video analysis; Bioacoustic equipment and software operation; Radio Telemetry equipment operation; Field Monitoring Systems Respirometer equipment operation; Proficient in various multimedia platforms including Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, EndNote; Basic Spanish and German language proficiency

 

 

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