Dr. Shannon Finerty

Dr. Shannon Finerty
Assistant Professor of Zoology
[email protected]
270-852-3162
Yu Hak Hahn #120

 

 


Education

B.S., Biology, Saint Joseph’s College
Ph.D., Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University

Courses taught:

General Biology I
Environmental Science
Animal Behavior
Vertebrate Zoology
Marine Mammals
Conservation Biology
Evolution
Ecology
Introduction to Forensic Science
Freshman Seminar

Selected presentations

Finerty, S.E.  An Editorial Review of  “A Murder of Crows: PBS Nature”.  Oral Presentation.  Invited speaker.  Audubon Society, Owensboro Chapter.  Owensboro, KY, February 7, 2017.

 Jacob Becraft, Emmalee Speer, Dr. Shannon Finerty   Breeding Activity of Pseudacris feriarum (The Upland Chorus Frog) in Daviess County, KY.  Poster presentation at the Kentucky Academy of Sciences meeting, Louisville  November 4-5, 2016

 Finerty, S.E. Photo ID and Summer Activity Patterns of Territorial Male Sea Otters in Simpson Bay, AK.  Oral presentation.  Invited speaker.  Audubon Society, Owensboro Chapter. Owensboro, KY, February 11, 2014.

Cortez, M., Finerty, S., Davis, R. Are sea otters trapped between a high resting metabolic rate and a functional limit on field metabolic rate? Implications for population status and conservation. Oral Presentation at the 20th Conference of the Society for Marine Mammalogy, Dunedin, New Zealand, Dec. 10-13, 2013.

Finerty, S.E., Pearson, H.C., and Davis, R.W. Territory Size and Quality for Male Sea Otters (Enhydra lutris) in Simpson Bay, Prince William Sound, Alaska. Poster presentation at the 18th Conference of the Society for Marine Mammalogy, Quebec, Canada, October 10-17, 2009.

Wolt, R., Finerty, S.E., and Davis, R.W. Summer Time Budget of Female Sea Otters with Dependant Pups in a Stable Population in Alaska. Poster presentation at the 18th Conference of the Society for Marine Mammalogy, Quebec, Canada, October 10-17, 2009.

Finerty, S.E., Wolt, R., and Davis, R.W. Activity Pattern and Field Metabolic Rate of Adult Male Sea Otters (Enhydra lutris) in a Soft Sediment Habitat in Alaska. Oral presentation at the IMATA Biennial Conference, Seattle Aquarium, Seattle, WA, March 2009.

Selected publications

Wolt, R., S. Finerty, R. Davis (2014).  Time and energy allocation of female sea otters (Enhydra lutris) with pups in Alaska. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 461, 93-101.

 Lyn, H.,  A. Coleman, M. Broadway, J. Klaus. S. Finerty, D. Shannon, M. Solangi (2012). Displacement and site fidelity of rehabilitated immature Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys kempii) Marine Turtle Newsletter 135, 10-13.

 Gilkinson, A.K., S.E. Finerty, F. Weltz, T.M. Dellapenna, R.W. Davis (2011). Habitat associations of Sea Otters (Enhydra lutris) in a soft- and mixed-sediment benthos in Alaska. Journal of Mammology, 92(6).
 
Finerty, S.E., H. Pearson, R.W. Davis. (2010). Interannual assessment of territory quality for male sea otters (Enhydra lutris) in Simpson Bay, Prince William Sound, Alaska.  Canadian Journal of Zoology 88, 289-298.

Finerty, S.E., R. Wolt, R.W. Davis.  (2009). Summer activity pattern and field metabolic rate of adult male sea otters (Enhydra lutris) in a soft sediment habitat in Alaska.  Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology  377(1), 36-42.

Finerty, S.E., G.R. Hillman, and R.W. Davis.  (2007). Computer matching of sea otter (Enhydra lutris) nose scars: a new method for tracking individual otters.  Aquatic Mammals 33(3), 349-358.