I am interested in the role of marine mammals in their environment and their interactions with humans. Presently, in collaboration with Dr. Dietmar Schwarz, other colleagues, and Western students, we aim to examine the impact of individual harbor seals on the community, particularly salmon consumption. Western students are also describing the variation in the numbers of seals hauled-out in downtown Bellingham and the foraging behavior of seals at Whatcom Creek. You can learn more about our research projects and being a lab member by visiting the Marine Mammal Ecology Lab’s website (link below my photo).
I invite you to contact me for more information if you are a Western student interested in pursuing research with us.