Shayna Sura

email:   Shayna Sura
office:  Botany 414
advisor: Peggy Fong


Research Interest

My dissertation research is examining if predation risk, nutritional reward, and agonistic interactions affect coral reef resilience by modifying foraging behavior of herbivorous fish.


Publications

Johnson GC, Pezner AK, Sura SA, Fong P (in progress) Nutrients and herbivory, but not sediments, have opposite and independent effects on the tropical macroalga, Padina boryana

Sura, SA, NS Herlihy, HK Mahon, and GE Belovsky (2017) Environmental impacts on grazing of different brine shrimp (Artemia franciscana) life stages Hydrobiologia 792: 97-104 Springer

Sura, SA and GE Belovsky (2016) Impacts of harvesting on brine shrimp (Artemia franciscana) in Great Salt Lake, UT Ecological Applications 26: 407-414

Sura, SA and HK Mahon (2011) Effects of competition and predation on the feeding rate of the freshwater snail, Helisoma trivolvis. American Midland Naturalist 166: 358-368


Honors and Awards

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Bartholomew Research Grant for Field Biology: 2017

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Conference Travel Grant Award: 2016

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) 18th Annual Biology Research Symposium Best Graduate Student Poster Presentation Award: 2015

Deans Scholar Award (UCLA): 2014

Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award (University of Notre Dame): 2014

Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award (University of Notre Dame): 2013

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Fellow: 2013

Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference (MEEC) Best Graduate Student Poster Presentation Award: 2013

NSF GRFP Honorable Mention: 2012

Barry M. Goldwater Scholar: 2010


Degrees

2011   University of Notre Dame   Bachelor of Science    Environmental Sciences

2014   University of Notre Dame   Masters Degree    Biological Science