Statement of Interest
Broadly I am interested in field based research that expands the scientific understanding and appreciation for rare and endangered whale populations, and increases the impact of science to inform and affect marine conservation and management. I am motivated to challenge ecological theories regarding predator-prey behaviour and trophic stability; modes and scales of disturbance; and metapopulation dynamics, with data on marine mammals. I rely on an interdisciplinary approach, incorporating techniques and methods from spatial ecology, biology and oceanography to answer related questions regarding patterns, process, connectivity and scale in the marine environment. I am also interested in the theoretical, technical and analytical challenges of managing and integrating large multivariate data sets and spatial modelling for marine ecosystems.