Ph.D., Marine Biology, University of Maine (expected 2017)
M.Sc., Biological Oceanography, MIT-WHOI Joint Program, 2011
B.Sc., Marine Biology, Brown University, 2008
Bayer, SR, Bianchi, KA, Atema, J & MW Jacobs.Unexpected effects of prior experience on shelter seeking behavior of juvenile American lobsters. (Submitted to The Biological Bulletin)
Bayer, SR, Wahle, RA, Brady, DC & PA Jumars. 2016. Design and testing chambers to measure scallop fertilization success in the field. Marine Ecology Progress Series 551: 141-154.
Mullineaux, LS, Le Bris, N, Mills, SW, Henri, P, Bayer, SR, Secrist, RG & N Siu. 2012. Detecting the Influence of Initial Pioneers on Succession at Deep-Sea Vents. PLoS ONE 7(12): e50015. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0050015
Bayer, SR, Mullineaux, LS, Waller, RG & AR Solow. 2011. Reproductive traits of pioneer gastropod species colonizing a deep-sea hydrothermal vent after an eruption. Marine Biology 158(1): 181-192.
I co-produced four shows with Ari Daniel and Erin Barker in July 2014, January 2015, July 2015 and March 2016 for Story Collider.
Radio, Podcasts, Blogs, & Videos
I wrote an article on how to write a press release for AGU’s The Plainspoken Scientist.
AGU’s The Plainspoken Scientist gave me the chance to write about the benefits of audio. I have a compilation audio piece as part of this post.
Maine Calling appearances on the Art of Storytelling and Maine Scallops. Pitched and helped produce Maine’s aquaculture and 50th anniversary of the Darling Marine Center and Maine Scallops.
The Strictlyfishwrap Science Radio Hour on WRFR-LP.
Invited Talks & Television Experiences
TEDxPiscataquaRiver‘s May 2016 show: TEDx talk on the sex lives of our seafood
The Colbert Report’s March 4, 2013 The Enemy Within – Dr. Skylar Bayer
Abby Norman’s #AskMeAboutMyUterus blog series: Me, My Mother and My IUD
Boston Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Health Blog, Thriving: My heart surgery scar makes me appreciate life
Featured NSF Fellow in University of Maine’s The Higher Degree, Vol. 2 (2), 2012
HDTF Spotlight article, 6 (2), Fall 2006: “Climate Change Focus of Alaska Internship.”
Technical Reports & Newsletter Articles
Bayer, SR, Cheney, T, Guenther, C & Sameoto, JA. 2015. Proceedings of the US and Canada Scallop Science Summit: St. Andrews, New Brunswick, May 6-8, 2014. Can. Tech. Rep. Aquat. Sci. 3151: v + 48 p.
Bayer, SR, Becker, BJ & PS McDonald. 2015. Summary of the 2015 National Shellfisheries Association Meeting. Fisheries, 40(9): 439-440.
Bayer, SR. 2015.The 20th Annual International Pectinid Workshop: An Overview. National Shellfisheries Association Quarterly newsletter, 2015(3):7.
Bayer, SR. 2015. Plenary Speakers – Monterey. National Shellfisheries Association Quarterly newsletter, 2015(2):10-11.
Bayer, SR. 2014. The Bourne-Chew Identity. National Shellfisheries Association Quarterly newsletter, 2014(3): 4-5.
Bayer, SR. 2013. 27 Years of Culturing Juvenile American Lobsters with Dr. Brian Beal. National Shellfisheries Association Quarterly newsletter, 2013(3): 6-7.
Selected Presentations & Posters
Bayer, SR, RA Wahle, DC Brady & PA Jumars. “Building a tool kit to assess reproductive performance of commercially exploited broadcast spawners inside and outside no-take zones.” International Marine Conservation Congress. St John’s, Newfoundland. August 1st, 2016
Bayer, SR, RA Wahle, DC Brady & DA Brooks. “A marriage of larval modeling and empirical data: Linking adult, larval and juvenile scallops in an estuary.” Benthic Ecology Meeting. Portland, Maine. March 19th, 2016
Bayer, SR, RA Wahle, DC Brady & DA Brooks. February 2016. A marriage of larval modeling and empirical data: Linking adult, larval and juvenile scallops in an estuary. Ocean Science Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana
Bayer, SR, RA Wahle, DC Brady & PA Jumars. “The first field evidence of fertilization in the giant sea scallop.” Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Portland, Oregon. January 4th, 2016
Bayer, SR, RA Wahle, DC Brady. October 2015. Giant sea scallop spawning phenology tracks peak summer temperatures in the Damariscotta. Regional Association for Research on the Gulf of Maine (RARGOM), Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Bayer, SR, RA Wahle, & DC Brady. “Population density and fertilization: the giant sea scallop.” International Pectinid Meeting and Workshop, Galway, Ireland. April 23rd, 2015
Bayer, SR, RA Wahle, DC Brady & PA Jumars. “The first field evidence of fertilization in the giant sea scallop.” National Shellfisheries Association Annual Meeting, Monterey, California. March 25th, 2015
Bayer, SR, RA Wahle, DC Brady & PA Jumars. “The first field evidence of fertilization in the giant sea scallop.” Benthic Ecology Meeting, Quebec City, Quebec. March 5th, 2015
Bayer, SR, RA Wahle, J Gaudette, KDE Stokesbury, M Sieracki, PA Jumars and R Maxwell. April 2014. NOAA/RSA Projects: Developing Tools to Evaluate Spawning and Fertilization Dynamics of the Giant Sea Scallop. New England Fisheries Management Council Scallop Plan Development Team Meeting. New Bedford, MA
Bayer, SR, RA Wahle, DC Brady, DA Brooks & PA Jumars. February 2014. Scale of fertilization success in an exploited broadcast spawnner: from an individual to an estuary. Ocean Science Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Bayer, SR, RA Wahle, DC Brady, CE Bergeron & PA Jumars. April 2013. Exploring fertilization success of Placopecten magellanicus aggregations in an empirically-informed model. International Pectinid Workshop and Meeting, Florianopolis, Brazil.
Bayer, Skylar. “Exploring fertilization success of Placopecten magellanicus aggregations in an empirically-informed model.” Benthic Ecology Meeting, Savannah, GA. March 22nd, 2013
Bayer, Skylar. “Exploring reproductive success of ocean scallop aggregations through coupled laboratory and field experiments.” Benthic Ecology Meeting, Norfolk, VA. March 24th, 2012
Bayer, SR, MW Jacobs, N Shuttari & J Atema. June 2011. A new beginning on the benthos? No effect of larval or postlarval experiences on settlement and shelter-seeking behaviors of the lobster Homarus americanus. International Conference and Workshop on Lobsters, Bergen, Norway.
Bayer, Skylar. April 2008. Reproductive biology of two hydrothermal vent species. Biology Senior Thesis Poster Session, Brown University, Rhode Island. April 2008.
Bayer, Skylar. “Recruitment of larvae in a post-eruption hydrothermal vent community.” Summer Student Fellow Symposium. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. August 24th, 2007
Alexander-Ozinskas, Marselle; Shaver, Gus; Sala, Osvaldo; Giblin, Anne; Bayer, Skylar; and Laundre, Jim. September 2006. Controls on N accumulation and loss in arctic tundra ecosystems. Long-Term Ecological Research All Scientist Meeting, Estes Park, CO
Bayer, Skylar. “Potential Nitrification in Arctic Soils.” REU symposium, Toolik Field Station, AK. August 15th, 2006