I am a feminist biologist fascinated by the intersection of gender and environment research. I have just started a joint three-year Postdoctroal Research position with the ARC Center of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies, and WorldFish. I will be based in Townsville, Australia and working at James Cook University where I will be working on integrating gender into coastal fisheries programs in the Pacific, as well as continuing my research on gender and small-scale fisheries governance.
I completed my PhD in the Resource Management and Environmental Studies Department in 2014 with a dissertation titled “Gender and small-scale fisheries in the Central Philippines.” Prior to joining the doctoral program, I received an MSc from the UBC forest sciences department studying the behaviour ecology of female song sparrows (2008), and a BSc from Tufts University with a double major in women’s studies and biology (2002). In between degrees UC Berkeley hired me to chase western bluebirds around Carmel Valley, California. In my spare time I weave and teach comprehensive sexuality education to teenagers and their parents.
Leila Harris, Assistant Professor in IRES Institute on Resources Environment and Sustainability, and CWAGS Center for Women’s and Gender Studies
Amanda Vincent Canada Research Chair in Marine Conservation and Professor in the Fisheries Centre
2011 – WWF Katheryn Fuller Doctoral Fellowship
2011 – International Federation of University Women Recognition Award
2009 – SSHRC Four Year Fellowship
2007 – NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship
2006 – UBC Forest Sciences Bert Hoffmeister Scholarship in Forest Wildlife
Kleiber, D, Blight, L, Caldwell, I & Vincent, AC. 2010. The importance of seahorses and pipefishes in the diet of marine animals. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 20: 1-19.
Ferree, ED, Dickinson, JL, Kleiber, D, Stern, CA, Haydock, J, Stanback, MT, Schmidt, V, Eisenberg, L & Stolzenburg, C. 2008. Development and cross-species testing of western bluebird (Sialia mexicana) microsatellite primers. Molecular Ecology Resources, 8: 1348-1350.
Kleiber, D, Kyle, K, Rockwell, SM & Dickinson, JL. 2007. Sexual competition explains patterns of individual investment in territorial aggression in western bluebird winter groups. Animal Behaviour, 73: 763-770
Kleiber, D, Turner, J, Budden, AE, & Dickinson, JL. 2007.Interspecific egg-dumping by a Violet-green Swallow in an active Western Bluebird nest. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 119: 126–128
Contact: d.kleiber [at] fisheries [dot] ubc [dot] ca