• I am a marine ecologist and my research is focused on the behavioral ecology of upper-trophic level marine predators, primarily pinnipeds (seals, sea lions, sea otters), in the nearshore marine ecosystems of Alaska in the North Pacific Ocean.  
  • My research addresses hypotheses related to the influence of prey availability and oceanographic conditions on the diving behavior, seasonal distribution, diet, and migrations of pinnipeds.
  • I use a variety of analytical tools including geospatial modeling (GIS), multivariate statistics, and animal movement models to integrate behavioral and diet data from pininpeds with indices of prey availability and remotely-sensed oceanographic data.