Bio

Bio

I am a biological oceanographer that often uses remote sensing technologies and ocean robotics to study life in the ocean. My research seeks to understand the biological and physical factors that drive species distributions and movements on multiple spatiotemporal scales. I am interested in how ecosystems and species will respond to a changing climate with the ultimate goal of aiding in conservation and management.

For my Ph.D. research, I studied the effects of climate change on Pygoscelid penguins in the Southern Ocean by using by using underwater robots, animal-borne tags, habitat modeling approaches, IPCC global climate models, and multi-decadal satellite, weather and penguins observations. This research addressed multidisciplinary questions (climate change effects, changes in demography, predator-prey dynamics, interspecific competition) across multiple trophic levels and scales.

Currently, I am a post-doctoral scholar in the Coastal Observing Research and Development Center with Dr. Eric Terrill. We are working to understand fish distributions using passive and active acoustic sensors integrated into autonomous underwater vehicles and surface platforms.