BIO

Dr. Jessica Kendall-Bar is a Scripps Postdoctoral Scholar at the Center for Marine Biotechnology & Biomedicine at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. Kendall-Bar’s postdoctoral work builds on her doctoral research at UC Santa Cruz, where she developed innovative tools to non-invasively measure and visualize the sleep patterns of wild seals. At Scripps, Kendall-Bar seeks to compare the extreme physiology of elite divers- including humans, penguins, seals, and whales. A scientist by training, Kendall-Bar’s research has spanned from computer graphics to human sleep deprivation and arthropod mating behavior. However, Kendall-Bar believes that scientific progress is futile unless communicated effectively. Her animations, illustrated children’s books, and data visualizations aim to accurately portray science and its role in preserving underwater ecosystems. Her work as a science communication specialist distills scientific complexity into data-driven stories, graphics, and animations that accelerate research, outreach, and conservation.

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RESEARCH

AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH

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DESIGN

Engineer new
biosensors

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VISUALIZE

See invisible behavior and physiology

ANALYZE

From individuals to ecosystems

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COMMUNICATE

Science communication to maximize impact

the questions

MEDICINE

PHYSIOLOGY

BEHAVIOR

ECOLOGY

EVOLUTION

DATA
SCIENCE

ART

STORY-TELLING

the approach

ENGINEERING

PUBLICATIONS

PUBLICATIONS

2022

JM Kendall-Bar, R Mukherji*, J Nichols*, C Lopez*, DA Lozano*, JK Pitman, RR Holser, RS Beltran, M Schalles, CL Field, SP Johnson, AL Vyssotski, DP Costa & TM Williams.

Eavesdropping on the brain at sea: development of a surface-mounted system to detect weak electrophysiological signals from wild animals.

Animal Biotelemetry

DOI: 10.1186/s40317-022-00287-x

2021

RS Beltran, JM Kendall-Bar, E Pirotta, T Adachi, Y Naito, A Takahashi, J Cremers, PW Robinson, DE Crocker, and DP Costa.

Lightscapes of Fear: How Mesopredators Balance Starvation and Predation in the Open Ocean.

Science Advances

DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abd9818

2021

JM Kendall-Bar, NX Kendall-Bar, AG Forbes, G McDonald, PJ Ponganis, C Williams, M Horning, A Hindle, H Klinck, RS Beltran, AS Friedlaender, D Wiley, DP Costa, & TM Williams.

Visualizing Life in the Deep: a creative pipeline for data-driven animations to facilitate marine mammal research, outreach, and conservation.

IEEE VIS

DOI: 10.1109/VISAP52981.2021.00007

2019

JM Kendall-Bar, AL Vyssotski, LM Mukhametov, JM Siegel, and OI Lyamin.

Eye State Asymmetry during Aquatic Unihemispheric Slow Wave Sleep in Northern Fur Seals (Callorhinus Ursinus).

PLoS ONE

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0217025

2017

JM Kendall-Bar & VK Iyengar.

Sexual Selection by the Seashore: The Roles of Body Size and Weaponry in Mate Choice and Competition in the Maritime Earwig (Anisolabis Maritima).

Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology

DOI: 10.1007/s00265-016-2233-9

2016

JM Kendall-Bar, D Weller, H Fearnbach, S Shane, GS Schorr, EA Falcone, J Calambokidis, A Schulman-Janiger, and J Barlow.

Movement and Occurrence Patterns of Short-Finned Pilot Whales (Globicephala Macrorhynchus) in the Eastern North Pacific.

Aquatic Mammals

DOI: 10.1578/AM.42.3.2016.300

***2022

JM Kendall-Bar

Sleeping while diving: Tools to detect, analyze, and visualize sleep in wild seals

Doctoral dissertation, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Accession No. 29215006

*** Non-peer-reviewed publication: doctoral dissertation.

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SCIENCE COMMUNICATION& 
DATA VISUALIZATION

VIDEOS & ANIMATIONS

Videos, animations, and public lectures that use data, art, and underwater cinematography to tell stories about science.

MAPS & INFOGRAPHICS

Maps and infographics that incorporate data and art to
communicate scientific results

 
 

VIDEOS & ANIMATIONS