Bio

About Me

Charles Gifford Post

Charles Post is an art director, producer and camera wielding writer drawn to character driven narratives, especially those woven into confluence of society’s relationship with our rapidly changing natural environments.

Academic Background

UCB

University of California, Berkeley

College of Natural Resources

Mentor: Dr. Stephanie Carlson, Evolutionary Ecology and Conservation of Freshwater Fishes

B.S. Watershed Ecology
Received May 2011

UCB

University of California, Berkeley

Department of Integrative Biology

Advisor: Dr. Mary Power, Food Web Ecology

M.A. Ecology
Received December 2015

 

Community Outreach

Teaching Experience

• Field Biology, University of California, Berkeley (Fall, 2013)
• Field Biology, University of California, Berkeley (Spring, 2014)
• American Environmental History, University of California, Berkeley (Fall, 2014)

 

Select Field Research Experience

• 2011 – 2014, 2016 – Field research assistant under NOAA fisheries biologist, Dave Rundio, during a biannual population study on steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in Big Sur, California. Project supported by NOAA and NMFS.

• 2012-2015 – Master’s Thesis: Principal investigator on a four year research project to study the effects of hydrologic variability on American dipper (Cinclus mexicanus) foraging and food web impacts in Mendocino, Monterey and Inyo Counties. Project supported by U.C. Berkeley.

• 2013 – Head bird-bander and field team leader for a seasonal migratory songbird study in the central Utah desert. 457 birds were banded across 44 species. Project lead by Dr. Cagan Sekercioglu and supported by the University of Utah and National Geographic.

• 2012 – Research assistant under PhD candidate, Katie LaBarbera. We investigated dark-eyed junco (Junco hyemalis) morphology and genetics over elevational gradients in the Sierra Nevada. Project lead by Dr. Rauri Bowie and supported by the U.C. Berkeley and the National Science Foundation.

• 2010 – 2014 – Field research assistant for Dr. Mary Power’s Food Web Ecology Lab at U.C. Berkeley. Over the course of four years, I contributed to an ongoing study investigating food web linkages and how they are shaped by seasonal drought, flooding and algal proliferation. Project supported by U.C. Berkeley and the National Science Foundation.