PhD Graduate, Biological Sciences
RFA: Impacts & Visualization
Adviser: Michael Heithaus
Joined CREST CAChE in Fall 2019
My research focuses on investigating habitat use, trophic interactions, pollutant loads, and behavioral ecology of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Florida Coastal Everglades (FCE). I’m using multiple methods such as heavy metals and stable isotope analysis, passive acoustic monitoring, and focal follows. Ultimately, I hope my research will help elucidate how predators might respond to environmental variability to better predict how the Everglades’ restoration might affect this population.