Assistant Professor Adjunct • Ph.D., Drexel University, 2005

Research Interests

I am a bilingual (English and Spanish) wildlife ecologist specializing in conservation biology and protected resources management. My work integrates primary research, collaboration, and facilitation to assess how people affect natural resources and to develop strategies for resource management within limited budgets. I have extensive experience in collaborative projects dealing with wildlife monitoring research and management in international (mainly Latin America) and US geographies. During my career across academia, non-profit and for-profit sectors, working with many different stakeholders, I have learned that balance among perspectives and priorities is the key to effective science and successful conservation solutions. I am also a dad, husband, nature addict, average front-yard gardener, less-than-amateur photographer, keen but green fly fisherman, and avid conservationist/conversationist. I live in Boulder, CO, with my marvelous family and lots of sunshine.



Wallace B.P. (2021). Natural History 2.0: The Power of Direct Experience in Understanding, Connecting With, and Conserving Nature in the Tech Age, in: B. Nahill (Ed.), Sea Turtle Research and Conservation: Lessons from Working in The Field, Elsevier, Academic Press, 2021, pp. 185–198.

Senko, J.F., S.E. Nelms, J.L. Reavis, B. Witherington, B.J. Godley, B.P. Wallace. 2020. Understanding individual and population-level effects of plastic pollution on marine megafauna. Endangered Species Research 43: 234-252.

Laúd OPO Network. 2020. Enhanced, coordinated conservation efforts required to avoid extinction of critically endangered Eastern Pacific leatherbacks. Scientific Reports, doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-60581-7

Wallace, B.P., B.A. Stacy, E. Cuevas, C. Holyoake, P. Lara, A. Marcondes, J.D. Miller, H. Nijkamp, N.J. Pilcher, I. Robinson, N. Rutherford, and G. Shigenaka. 2020. Oil spills and sea turtles: documented effects and considerations for response and assessment efforts. Endangered Species Research special theme on Marine Pollution and Endangered Species 41: 17-37.

Ortíz-Alvarez, C., M. Pajuelo, D. Grados, M.E Ábrego, A.R. Barragá-Rocha, M. Barrantes, A. Cotto Sánchez, L.G. Fonseca, V. Gadea Espinal, J.C. Mangel, J.M. Rodriguez-Baron, P. Santidrián Tomillo, L. Sarti, H. Santana, G. Shillinger, M. Prado, B. Wallace, A.S. Williard, A.A. Zavala-Norzagaray, J. Alfaro-Shigueto. 2020. Rapid assessments of leatherback bycatch across nesting and internesting areas from the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Frontiers in Marine Science 6: 813. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00813.

Dunn, D.C. and Harrison, A.-L., et al. (69 co-authors). 2019. The importance of migratory connectivity for marine policy. Proceedings of the Royal Academy of Sciences B 286: 20191472.

Price, E.R., Sotherland, P.R., Wallace, B.P., Spotila, J.R., and Dzialowksi, E.M. 2019. Physiological determinants of the internesting interval in sea turtles: a novel ‘water-limitation’ hypothesis. Biology Letters 15: 20190248.

Hollweg, T.A., Christman, M.C., Lipton, J., Wallace, B.P., Huisenga, M.T., Lane, D.R., Benson, K.G. 2019. Meta-analysis of nekton recovery following marsh restoration in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Estuaries and Coasts

Hollweg, T.A., Christman, M.C., Cebrian, J., Wallace, B.P., Friedman, S.L., Ballestero, H.R., Huisenga, M.T., and Benson, K.G. 2019. Meta-analysis of nekton utilization of coastal habitats in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Estuaries and Coasts

Dickson, B.D., R.D. Scherer, A. Kissel, K. Langin, B.P. Wallace, M.E. Gray, A. Schieb, and B. Weise. 2019. Multi-year monitoring of survival following mitigation-driven translocation of a long-lived protected species: Mojave desert tortoises. Conservation Biology, DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13301.

Remsen, Jr., J.V., B.P. Wallace, M.A. Seymour, D. A. O’Malley, and E.I. Johnson. 2019. The regional, national, and international importance of Louisiana’s coastal avifauna. Wilson Journal of Ornithology.

Wallace, B.P., Zolkewitz, M., and M.C. James. (2018). Discrete, high-latitude foraging areas are important to energy budgets and population dynamics of migratory leatherback turtles. Scientific Reports 8: 11017.

Burgess, M.G., McDermott, G.R., Owashi, B., Peavey, L.E., Clavelle, T., Ovando, D., Wallace, B.P., Lewison, R.L., Gaines, S.D., and Costello, C. (2018). Protecting marine mammals, turtles, and birds by rebuilding global fisheries. Science 359: 1255-1258.

Wallace, B.P., Brosnan, T., McLamb, D., Rowles, T., Ruder, E., Schroeder, B.A., Schwacke, L., Stacy, B.A., Sullivan, L., Takeshita, R., and Wehner, D. (2017) Overview: Effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on protected marine species. Endangered Species Research, 33: 1-7.

Wallace, B.P., Stacy, B.A., Rissing, M., Cacela, D., Garrison, L.P., Graettinger, G.D., Holmes, J.V., McDonald, T., McLamb, D., and Schroeder, B.A. (2017) Estimating sea turtle exposures to Deepwater Horizon oil. Endangered Species Research, 33: 51-67.