Education

Ph.D. | Marine Biology (2013)

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

University of California - San Diego | La Jolla, California, USA

B.S. | Biology with High Distinction (2007)

Concentration in Environmental and Biological Conservation

University of Virginia | Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

Semester Abroad at University of Queensland | Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Research & Teaching Positions

Adjunct Assistant Professor (2017 - Present)

Department of Environmental and Ocean Sciences

University of San Diego | San Diego, California, USA

Visiting Assistant Researcher (2016 - Present)

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

University of California - San Diego | La Jolla, California, USA

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences (2016 - 2017)

Department of Natural Sciences

University of Saint Katherine | San Marcos, California, USA

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2013 - 2016)

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

University of California - San Diego | La Jolla, California, USA

Adjunct Professor (2011 - 2016)

Department of Biology

University of San Diego | San Diego, California, USA


Department of Environmental and Ocean Sciences

University of San Diego | San Diego, California, USA


Department of Biology

MiraCosta College | Oceanside, California, USA

Research Fellowships

DeLaCour Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ecology and Conservation

$150,000 | Birch Aquarium at Scripps (2013)

Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP)

$121,500 | National Science Foundation (2007)

Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT)

$97,000 | National Science Foundation (2007)

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

2017 | Ho C, Joly K, Nosal AP, Lowe CG, Clark CM. “Predicting Coordinated Group Movements of Sharks with Limited Observations using AUVs.” Proceedings of the Association for Computing Machinery Symposium on Applied Computing (2017): 289 - 296.


2016 | Nosal AP, Chao Y, Farrara JD, Chai F, Hastings PA. “Olfaction contributes to pelagic navigation in a coastal shark.” PLoS ONE 11(1): e0143758. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0143758


2016 | Nosal AP, Keenan EA, Hastings PA, Gneezy A. “The effect of background music in shark documentaries on viewers’ perceptions of sharks.” PLoS ONE 11(8): e0159279. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0159279 


2015 | Barker AM, Nosal AP, Lewallen EA, Burton RS. “Genetic structure of leopard shark (Triakis semifasciata) populations along the Pacific coast of North America.” Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 472: 151 – 157.


2014 | Nosal AP, Caillat A, Kisfaludy EK, Royer MA, Wegner NC. “Aggregation behavior and seasonal philopatry in male and female leopard sharks (Triakis semifasciata) along the open coast of southern California, USA.” Marine Ecology Progress Series 499: 157 – 175.


2013 | Nosal AP, Lewallen EA, Burton RS. “Multiple paternity in leopard shark (Triakis semifasciata) litters sampled from a predominantly female aggregation in La Jolla, California, USA.” Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 446: 110 – 114.


 2013 | Nosal AP, Cartamil DC, Long JW, *Lührmann M, Wegner NC, Graham JB. “Demography and movement patterns of leopard sharks (Triakis semifasciata) aggregating near the head of a submarine canyon along the open coast of southern California, USA.” Environmental Biology of Fishes 96: 865 – 878.