Ph.D. – Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2011.
M.A. – Marine Affairs and Policy, University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, 2004.
B.A. – Economics and International Studies, University of Richmond, 1999.
Spalding, Ana K, Suman, Daniel O. and Mellado Maria E. 2015. Navigating the evolution of marine policy in Panama: Current policies and community responses in the Pearl Islands and Bocas del Toro Archipelagos of Panama. Marine Policy 62: 161-168.
Spalding, Ana K. 2013. Exploring Environmental Outcomes of Lifestyle Migration: Land cover change and land use transitions in the Bocas del Toro Archipelago. Journal of Latin American Geography 12(3): 179-202.
Spalding, Ana K. 2013. Lifestyle Migration to Bocas del Toro, Panama: Exploring migration strategies and introducing local implications of the search for paradise. International Review of Social Research 3(1): 65-84.
Spalding, Ana K. (In Press). Local Perspectives on the Recent Residential Boom in Bocas del Toro, Panama, and its Associated Social and Environmental Changes. [Special Issue on Bocas del Toro]. Bulletin of Marine Science.
AFFILIATIONS & AWARDS
2019-Present: Research Associate, Coiba Research Station, Coiba – AIP, Panama
2020-2021: Leaders for Sea Change Program. COMPASS – Science Communication.
2020-2023: Assessing Community Vulnerability to Ocean Acidification Across the California Current Ecosystem. NOAA Ocean Acidification Program. $1,040,662. PIs: Spalding (OSU Lead PI), Wolters, Levine, Teneva, Hill, Kimball, and Whitefield.
2019-2023: Implementing a Pilot Program for Elimination of River Plastic Waste in Panama. Benioff Ocean Initiative – University of California, Santa Barbara. $2,700,000 ($145,000 for Socio-economic research). PI: Mirei Endara de Heras (as Director of Marea Verde, Panamá). Spalding is socio-economic research co-lead.
2019-2020: NRT-DESE: Risk and uncertainty quantification in marine science. Supplemental fund for an NRT Summit to be hosted at Oregon State University (OSU) with a Marine and Coastal Focus. National Science Foundation (NSF). $88,911. PI: Ciannelli (OSU Lead PI). Spalding is key contributor.
2019-2020: Ocean Acidification: Oceanographic, Social, and Ecological Insights for Decision Making. Lenfest Oceans. $300,000 ($28,000 to OSU). PIs: Hill, Kroeker, Gaylord, Sanford, Spalding (OSU Lead PI).
2019-2021: The Geography of Stress: Impacts of Ocean Acidification along the California Coast. California Sea Grant – Ocean Protection Council. $250,000 ($24,000 to OSU). PIs: Hill, Kroeker, Gaylord, Sanford, Spalding (OSU Lead PI).
2015-2017: Research Associate. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), Panama
2015-2017: Member of the National System of Research (SNI), Panama
2014-2017: Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site in Integrative Tropical Biology at STRI, Panama. National Science Foundation (NSF). $340,000
2012-2013: Research and Development Program. Specialized Re-insertion grant. Secretaría Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnología e Inovación (SENACYT), Panama. $53,728
2008-2009: Short-term Fellowship. STRI, Panama
2006-2010: Environmental Studies Department Research Award. University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), Santa Cruz, CA. $3,800
2006-2008: Research Grant. CenTREAD, UCSC, Santa Cruz, CA. $2,300.
2005-2011: Doctoral Fellowship. Panamanian government (IFARHU/SENACYT). $211,282
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