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I specialize in the spatial and behavioral ecology of marine megafauna including marine mammals, seabirds and sharks.
My research often focuses on the spatio-temporal habitat use, distribution and behavioral patterns of a species in relation to environmental variability, prey availability and anthropogenic threats such as fisheries, vessel traffic, climate change, and habitat alterations.
I am particularly interested in the functional ecology of marine animals including how behavior patterns vary with habitat, how spatial scale impacts predator-prey interactions, how species spatially and behaviorally reduce inter- and intra-specific competition, and how foraging strategies change relative to prey availability and spatio-temporal variability.