Mallarie Yeager, PhD
Mallarie is a marine habitat resource specialist at the Alaska Regional Office in the Habitat Conservation Division. She is trained as a quantitative marine ecologist with expertise in fish habitat associations, species distribution modeling, larval connectivity, functional trait analysis, predator-prey interactions, community and biodiversity analysis, and metapopulation dynamics, with extensive statistical modeling and field experience in marine systems. Prior to joining the Alaska Regional Office, Mallarie was a postdoctoral researcher at University of California Santa Cruz where she developed spatially explicit demographic population models to assess metapopulation persistence of five focal fisheries across the network of California marine protected areas. Mallarie earned her Ph.D. in Ecology Evolution and Marine Biology at Northeastern University in 2021, her M.Sc. at San Diego State University in Ecology in 2016 and her B.Sc. in Biology at University of North Florida in 2009. You can read more about her work and access her publications here.