2004 B.S. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology - University of California, Santa Cruz
2012 Ph.D. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology - Cornell University
2018-present Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati
2017 Adjunct professor/Course Instructor, California State University, Channel Islands
2016-2017 Senior Ecologist, United Water Conservation District
2012-2015 Associate Ecologist, United Water Conservation District
2011-2012 Associate Fisheries Biologist, United Water Conservation District
2008-2010 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Cornell Ecol & Evol Biology
Courses instructed: Ecology and the Environment (head TA); Evolutionary Biology and Diversity; Stream Ecology (Lab instructor); Intro to Ecology and the Environment
2007-8 Graduate Research Assistant, Cornell Biogeochemistry and Biocomplexity Initiative
2004-2005 Field & Lab project manager, Arizona State University, Yale, University of Minnesota
2004 Teaching Assistant, Ecol and Evol Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, course instructed: Community Ecology
2003 South Rim Exotic Plant Manager (Eugene Polk Fellowship), Grand Canyon Revegetation, U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service
2002-2004 Laboratory/Field Technician, Ecol and Evol Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz
Ayres, K.A., Claudi, R., Booth, M.T.. Temperature and dose response of invasive quagga mussels to various molluskicides. In prep. To be submitted to Biological Invasions.
Booth, M.T. Patterns and Drivers of Smolt Migration in Southern California Steelhead. In prep. To be submitted to North American Journal of Fisheries Management.
Booth, M.T., Hairston, N. G. H. Jr., Flecker, A. S. Consumer movement dynamics as hidden drivers of stream habitat structure: suckers as ecosystem engineers on the night shift. Submitted. Oikos.
Howard, S. and Booth, M.T. Range expansion of the Shimofuri goby in Southern California, with emphasis on the Santa Clara River. 2016. California Fish and Game.
Booth, M.T., Hairston, N. G. Jr., Flecker, A. S. Is mobility a fixed trait? Summer movement patterns of catostomids using PIT telemetry. 2014. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 143(4):1098-1111
Booth, M.T., Hairston, N. G. Jr., Flecker, A. S. How mobile are fish populations? Diel movement, population turnover, and site fidelity in suckers. 2013. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science. 70(5):666-677.
Booth, M.T and A. J. Shipley*. Spatial dynamics and growth of two native catastomid species: are movements restricted? 2012. Southwestern Naturalist. 57(3):248-256.
Capps, K. A., M. T. Booth, S. M. Collins, M. A. Davison, J. M. Moslemi, R. W. El-Sabaawi, J. L. Simonis, and A. S. Flecker. Nutrient diffusing substrata: a field comparison of commonly used methods to assess nutrient limitation. 2011. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 30 (2):522-532.
Capps, K.A., C.B. Turner, M.T. Booth, D.L. Lombardozzi, S.H. McArt, D. Chai, and N.G. Hairston, Jr. The behavioral and trophic ecology of an introduced fish, Gambusia affinis (Actinopterygii: Poeciliidae), and an endemic shrimp, Halocardina rubra (Malacostraca:Atyidae), in Hawaiian anchialine ponds. 2009. Pacific Science 63 (1): 27-37.
D. Synergistic Activities
2018—Scientist presenter at the UC Center for Field Studies Science Day, participant in the Hughes High School Biology Day
2012-2017– Participant in Environmental Science and Resource Management career day at California State University Channel Islands, throughout the year provide facility tours and class lectures for school groups ranging from 3rd grade to college
2009-2010-- Conservation scientist for NSF funded "Crossing Boundaries", a program that provides middle and high school students with knowledge, skills, motivation, and inspiration to use information and communication technologies in addressing biodiversity conservation issues in local and international contexts.
2007-2010– served on the Biogeochemistry and Environmental Biocomplexity IGERT grant review panel
2008-2010– Recruited and supervised independent study and field research for 10 undergraduates and recent graduates
E. Selected Honors and Awards
2015- Nontraditional Section 6 Program Habitat Conservation Planning Assistance grant for United Water Conservation District’s Multi-species Habitat Conservation Plan $750,000
2010-Outstanding Student Presentation award (ASLO), Joint meeting of the North American Benthological Society and American Society of Limnology and Oceanography.
2010-Biogeochemistry and Environmental Biocomplexity IGERT small grant: "Do movement dynamics drive ecosystem structure? Suckers as ecosystem engineers" $2800
2009-Conservation scientist award, NSF funded "Crossing Boundaries" program, $3000
2009- Biogeochemistry and Environmental Biocomplexity IGERT small grant: “Ecological engineers? The functional role of fish in Southwestern streams” $4000
2008-National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement grant: “Ecological Role of Fish in Southwestern Streams” $11,936
2008- Biogeochemistry and Environmental Biocomplexity IGERT small grant $3993
2007- PADI Foundation: “The ecological role of suckers (Pisces: Catastomidae) in the American Southwest” $3000
2007- Biogeochemistry and Environmental Biocomplexity IGERT small grant $3619
2007- American Philosophical Society: Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research $3600
2005-2007- NSF Biogeochemistry and Environmental Biocomplexity IGERT fellowship
2005- Biogeochemistry and Environmental Biocomplexity IGERT small grants program: $2000
2004- NSF Predoctoral Fellowship Honorable Mention
Booth, M.T. There and Back Again: Fish behavior as a driver of ecosystem structure and ecosystem structure as regulator of fish behavior. Invited speaker at University of Cincinnati Biological Sciences. September 10, 2018.
Booth, M.T. Anadromy in the desert: Balancing groundwater management and migration of endangered steelhead in a spatially intermittent watershed. Society for Freshwater Science, Detroit, MI. May 24, 2018.
Booth, M.T. Ecological Monitoring and Water Management: Perspectives from a Groundwater Management Agency. Invited lecture for Water Resource Management course at California State University Channel Islands. March 27, 2017.
Booth, M.T. Hands-on data management for environmental science in Microsoft Excel. Invited workshop for Water Resource Management course at California State University Channel Islands. February 13, 2017.
Booth, M.T. Quagga mussels: an introduction to an aquatic nuisance species. Invited speaker for Fillmore Lions Club. May 16, 2016.
Booth, M.T. Ecological Monitoring and Water Management: Perspectives from A Groundwater Management Agency. Invited lecture for Water Resource Management course at California State University Channel Islands. May 1, 2016.
Booth, M.T. and Howard, S. Steelhead smolt migration timing and hydrology in a large, spatially intermittent watershed, Santa Clara River, Ventura County, California. Western Division American Fisheries Society, Reno NV. March 24, 2016.
Booth, M.T., Howard, S., Allen, M., and Cerasale, D. Adaptive Management & Effectiveness Monitoring for Santa Felicia Dam FERC project, Piru Creek, Ventura County, California. Salmonid Restoration Federation. March 20, 2014.
Booth, M.T., Flecker, A.S., Hairston, N.G. Jr. “Semper Fidelis? Site fidelity and population turnover in suckers of the Southwest using PIT telemetry.” Desert Fishes Council, Death Valley, CA. November 15, 2012
Booth, M.T., Flecker, A.S., Hairston, N.G. Jr. “Linking movement dynamics to ecosystem structure: suckers as ecosystem engineers”. American Fisheries Society. Pittsburg, PA. September 15, 2010.
Booth, M.T., Flecker, A.S., Hairston, N.G. Jr. “Movement dynamics drive ecosystem structure: suckers as ecosystem engineers”. Joint meeting of the North American Benthological Society and American Society of Limnology and Oceanography. Santa Fe, NM. June 11, 2010. *winner of Outstanding Student Presentation award from ASLO
Booth, M.T., Flecker, A.S., Hairston, N.G. Jr. “The influence of movement dynamics on ecosystem structure: Suckers as ecosystem engineers”. Meeting of the Ecological Society of
Booth, M.T., Flecker, A.S., Hairston, N.G. Jr. “Understanding the consequences of species loss in threatened ecosystems: A case study of desert fishes”. Meeting of the North American Benthological Society.
Booth, M.T. "An invasive legacy: the impact of mosquitofish on freshwater communities" Cornell University Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Graduate Student Symposium, January 2006.
Booth, M.T. "Negative impacts of mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis) on freshwater invertebrate communities" Arizona State University Graduate Student Seminar March 2, 2005
15+ years field work experience throughout the US and Mexico
16+ years proficiency with Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Manifold GIS, JMP statistical software, web design and production.
Experience with collaborative document sharing, Blackboard classroom software, web and graphic design
Design and fabrication in wood and metal, proficient with wood and machine shop equipment
NAUI certified Rescue Scuba diver
Small boat, ATV, 4WD, backhoe operator