Ph.D. Montana State University, Bozeman 2007
M.S. San Diego State University 2002
B.S. University of California, San Diego 1994
I’m interested in developing Bayesian statistical tools that aid in species management, particularly with respect to marine mammals. I am currently involved in developing models linking the seemingly subtle and innocuous effects small disturbances may have on individuals’ behavior and physiology and how those effects transfer to the population level. The research allows me to draw on my background in behavior and demographics modeling and expands my understanding of the underlying physiological processes linking individuals to populations. I’ve also had the opportunity to work with many different marine mammal species. Many of my publications focus on management implications when certain model assumptions are incorrect or when methods produce bias.