MS #33, Redfield 256
Woods Hole, MA 02543
My research interests focus primarily on top predator ecology and the physical and biological oceanographic processes that allow those predators to survive in the ocean. I am particularly interested in using baleen whales and their zooplankton prey as a tractable system in which questions can be addressed about how prey behavior, life history, and aggregation mechanisms can influence top predator distribution and behavior. My lab strives to utilize new technology, novel approaches, and multidisciplinary collaborations to study aspects of both whale and zooplankton ecology in this system, including autonomous underwater vehicles, passive acoustics, archival tags, zooplankton instrumentation, and molecular techniques.
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University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana. B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science. 1990.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Biology Department. Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Associate Scientist with Tenure (2014 - Present), Associate Scientist (2009 - 2014), Assistant Scientist (2005 - 2009), Postdoctoral Investigator (2004 - 2005), Ocean Life Institute Postdoctoral Scholar (2002 - 2004).
National Marine Fisheries Service. John C. Stennis Space Center, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Computer Specialist (1992 - 1995).