Maria Celia (Machel) Defrance MALAY    

Institute of Marine Biology, National Taiwan Ocean University

machel.malay@gmail.com

 

Current Position

 

 

Research Interests

Post-doctoral researcher, Institute of Marine Biology, National Taiwan Ocean University (with Dr. Tim-Yan Chan)

 

Phylogenetics, systematics, biogeography, and population genetics of marine invertebrates; tropical marine biology and biodiversity; coral symbionts; management of coastal resources and invertebrate fisheries.

 

Education

Ph.D. Zoology                       

University of Florida

2002-2010

Supervisor: Dr. Gustav Paulay

           

M.S. Program in Marine Science   

University of the Philippines - Diliman

1998-2002

Supervisor: Dr. Marie Antonette Juinio-MeĖez

 

B.S. Biology

University of the Philippines - Diliman

1994-1998

Thesis co-advisors: Drs. Willie Barraquio & Flerida CariĖo

 

Publications

Malay, MCD and G Paulay. 2010. Peripatric speciation drives diversification and distributional patterns of reef hermit crabs (Decapoda: Diogenidae: Calcinus). Evolution 64(3): 634-662.

Poupin, J and MCD Malay. 2009. Identification of a Ciliopagurus strigatus (Herbst, 1804) species-complex, with description of a new Ciliopagurus from French Polynesia (Decapoda, Anomura, Diogenidae). Zoosystema 31(2): 209-232.

Sandin, SA, JE Smith, EE DeMartini, EA Dinsdale, SD Donner, AM Friedlander, T Konotchick, M Malay, JE Maragos, D Obura, O Pantos, G Paulay, M Richie, F Rohwer, RE Schroeder, S Walsh, JBC Jackson, N Knowlton, and E Sala. 2008. Baselines and degradation of coral reefs in the northern Line Islands. PLoS ONE 3(2): e1548. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0001548

Juinio-MeĖez, MA, HGP Bangi, and MCD Malay. 2008. Effect of type of feed, stocking density and grow-out site on gonad yield, growth and survivorship of cultured sea urchin. Philippine Agricultural Scientist 91(4): 439-449.

Juinio-MeĖez, MA, HGP Bangi, MCD Malay, and D Pastor. 2008. Enhancing the Recovery of Depleted Tripneustes gratilla Stocks Through Grow-out Culture and Restocking. Reviews in Fisheries Science 16(1-3): 35-43.

Juinio-MeĖez, MA, MCD Malay, and HGP Bangi. 2001. Sea Urchin Grow-Out Culture. Coastal Resources management Tools. Enhancing Community Participation in Fishery Resources Management Project, The Marine Science Institute, University of the Philippines. The Royal Netherlands Embassy and the Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural Research. 34 pages.

Malay, MCD, MA Juino-MeĖez, and C Villanoy. 2000. Population genetic structure of the sea urchin Tripneustes gratilla from selected sites in western Luzon and eastern Philippines. In: Proceedings of the 9th International Coral Reef Symposium, Bali, Indonesia, October 23 – 27, 1:107-111.

Malay, MCD, HGP Bangi, and MA Juinio-MeĖez. 2000. Enhancement effect of sea urchin grow-out cages in Lucero, Bolinao, Pangasinan. Science Diliman 12(2): 1-9.

 

Scientific & Media Coverage

“Evolution: Splitting on the Edges”, Science (Editor’s Choice Section) 327: 1555, 26 March 2010.

Gulf of Mexico yields a wealth of undersea animals”, The Gainesville Sun, 5 Dec 2006 (http://www.gainesville.com/

apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061205/LOCAL/612040343/-1/news).

 

Invited Seminars

Diversity and speciation of the coral-dwelling barnacles (Balanomorpha: Pyrgomatidae). Invited talk at The Crustacean Society Summer Meeting; Sept 2009; Tokyo, Japan.

Phylogenetics, speciation, and biogeography of hermit crabs (Calcinus) and coral-dwelling barnacles (Pyrgomatidae). Invited seminar, University of the Philippines – Marine Science Institute; Jun 2008.

Systematics, phylogenetics, & biogeography of coral-inhabiting barnacles (Pyrgomatidae). Invited lecture, Soong Research Laboratory, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Jun 2007.

 

Contributed Presentations

Malay, MCD. Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Phylogenetics & speciation of the coral-dwelling barnacles. Oral presentation at the 2nd UF Marine Biology Meeting; Feb 2010; St. Augustine, FL, USA.

Malay, MCD and G Paulay. Peripatric speciation drives diversification and distributional patterns of reef hermit crabs” (Decapoda: Diogenidae: Calcinus). Poster presented at The Crustacean Society Summer Meeting; Sept 2009; Tokyo, Japan.

Malay, MCD. Phylogenetics, biogeography, host-specificity, and speciation in the coral-dwelling barnacles. Oral presentation at the 1st UF Marine Biology Meeting; Jan 2009; St. Augustine, FL, USA.

Malay, MCD. Phylogenetics & speciation of coral barnacles (Pyrgomatidae), with emphasis on the genus Trevathana”. Oral presentation at the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium; Jul 2008; Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA.

Malay MCD, MA Juinio-MeĖez, HGP Bangi, and RMB Hapitan. Effect of seasonality, lunar phase, stocking density, and grow-out site on the gonad yield of the sea urchin Tripneustes gratilla. Oral presentation at the 5th Philippine Association of Marine Science National Symposium; October 1999; Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines.

Malay, MCD, MA Juino-MeĖez, and C Villanoy. Population genetics of the sea urchin Tripneustes gratilla from selected sites in western Luzon and eastern Philippines. Oral presentation at the 9th International Coral Reef Symposium; Oct 2000; Bali, Indonesia.

Malay MCD, HGP Bangi, and MA Juinio-MeĖez. Enhancement effect of sea urchin grow-out cages in Lucero, Bolinao, Pangasinan. Poster presented at the 5th Philippine Association of Marine Science National Symposium; Oct 1999; Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines.

 

Honors and Fellowships

Austin Award for excellence in natural science research, Florida Museum of Natural History (2010)

Best Poster, The Crustacean Society Summer Meeting in Tokyo (for the poster “Peripatric speciation drives diversification and distributional patterns of reef hermit crabs”; 2009)

Travel Grants, Dept. of Biology, Office of Research & Graduate Programs, and Graduate Student Council; Univ. of Florida (2009)

Travel Grant for Symposium Speakers, The Carcinological Society of Japan (2009)

Best Published Paper in Marine Fisheries, Elvira O. Tan Memorial Awards, Dept. of Agriculture, Republic of the Philippines (for the paper “Enhancing the recovery of depleted T. gratilla stocks through grow-out culture and restocking” by Juinio-MeĖez et al.; 2008)

Kuroshio Visiting Researcher Fellowship, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan (2007)

Student Research Fellowship, American Microscopical Society (2007)

Exchange Student, FACE Program (Ocean Bridges: A Florida-France Training & Research Cooperative in Coral Reef Conservation and Biodiversity)  (2006)

Lerner-Gray Grant for Marine Research, American Museum  of Natural History (2004)

Travel Grant, Department of Zoology, University of Florida (2004)

Brian Riewald Memorial Fund Research Grant, Department of Zoology, University of Florida (2004)

Lelia and William Brayfield Scholarship in Invertebrate Paleontology (2003)

Alumni Fellow, University of Florida (2002 – 2006)

Best Research Paper (Unpublished Category), 12th Bureau of Agricultural Research National Research Symposium, Oct 2000 (for the paper “Enhancement effect of sea urchin grow-out cages in Lucero, Bolinao, Pangasinan” by Malay et al.)

Travel Grant, David & Lucile Packard Foundation (2000)

 

Teaching

Participation in the Innovation Through Institutional Integration (i3) pedagogical workshop “Expanding the Teaching Toolbox: Introduction to Active and Scientific Teaching Approaches”, March 26-27, 2010

Teaching assistant, Invertebrate Zoology; Univ. of Florida, Fall 2005, Fall 2006, Spring 2009, Spring 2010

Supervisor: Dr. Gustav Paulay

Teaching assistant, Genetics; Univ. of Florida, Fall 2008

Supervisor: Dr. Marta Wayne

Teaching assistant, Evolution; Univ. of Florida, Fall 2007

Supervisor: Dr. Rebecca Kimball

Teaching assistant, Integrated Principles of Biology I; Univ. of Florida, Fall 2004

Supervisor: Dr. Kent Vliet

 

Student Supervision

Karina Concha and Austin Perlmutter (2009); both students were rigorously trained in lab techniques and gained their first exposure to the philosophy and dynamics of a research laboratory

 

Field Experience

Independent and group fieldwork in the Philippines (with the University of the Philippines - Marine Science Institute & the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle), Guam & the Northern Marianas Islands (with the University of Florida, University of Guam, & NOAA), the northern Line Islands (with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography), French Polynesia (with the FACE program & Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes), the Cook Islands, Fiji, Taiwan (with the National Sun Yat-Sen University), Oman (with the Sultan Qaboos University), Florida (with the University of Florida), and Réunion Island (with the Université de La Réunion).

 

Major Expeditions

TAAF/Univ.-Réunion expedition to the Iles Eparses, W Indian Ocean; Apr-May 2009 (Expedition leaders: Drs H Bruggeman & M Guillaume)

UCSD-SIO expedition to the Line Islands; Aug 2005 (Expedition leader: Dr E Sala)

MNHN expedition to Panglao Is., the Philippines; May- Jun 2004 (Expedition leader: Dr P Bouchet)

NOAA expedition to the Northern Marianas Islands; Aug 2003 (Expedition leader: Dr R Brainard)

UP-MSI/DLSU expedition to the Pacific Seaboard of the Philippines; 2000 (Expedition leader: W Licuanan)

UP-MSI expedition to N Palawan & Tubbataha, the Philippines; 1999 (Expedition leader: Dr P AliĖo)

UP-MSI expedition to N Palawan, the Philippines; Oct 1998 (Expedition leader: Dr L David)

 

Service

 

Professional Memberships

 

 

SCUBA Certifications

 

Languages

Reviewer, Journal of Experimental Marine Biology

 

American Microscopical Society; Society for the Study of Evolution; The Crustacean Society

 

AAUS Scientific Diver; PADI Rescue Diver; TDI Nitrox Certification. Active diver since 1998.

 

Fluent in Tagalog (Filipino), English, & French; knowledge of basic Spanish.

           

 


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