Diana LaScala-Gruenewald

Data Scientist

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

7700 Sandholdt Road

Moss Landing, CA 95039

Phone: (831) 775-1752

email: dianalg@mbari.org

Diana is a data scientist with CeNCOOS. Her responsibilities include integrating long-term biological monitoring data into publicly-accessible data portals. She earned her Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2017, where she studied the roles of competition, behavioral plasticity, and sensory perception in the foraging behavior of intertidal limpets. After graduating, she worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, tracking commercially fished lobsters inside and adjacent to marine reserves and providing data to inform reserve design and lobster conservation. During the fall of 2019, she participated in the Insight Data Science Fellowship. She is excited to explore how cutting-edge data science approaches can help ocean scientists integrate, maintain, share, analyze, and ultimately leverage their data to facilitate learning and inform conservation and management decisions.