I am an NSF Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Donovan Lab at Arizona State University. I am a community ecologist and my research investigates how local stressors (such as pollution and fishing) and global climate change interact to shape community development and resilience on coral reefs. Before joining the Donovan Lab, I was a postdoctoral scholar in the Burkepile Lab and the Moorea Coral Reef LTER at the University of California, Santa Barbara. I earned my doctorate at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2021 and my B.S. in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013. I have also spent time studying coral reefs in Bermuda and American Samoa, and working at the Sea Education Association.
You can reach me at: kellyspeare [at] asu.edu