I enjoy using novel acoustic technologies to answer applied ecological questions. I am particularly interested in using autonomous platforms, such as gliders, as survey tools for passive acoustic monitoring of marine mammals.
My dissertation research (with the Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies at Oregon State University) focused on comparing gliders and autonomous deep-water floats to traditional stationary underwater recorders and developing density estimation methods for these dynamic systems.
My favorite non-science things to do are hike with my partner Mike and our dogs, Piper and Murphy, take in local baseball games, taste good wine, and spend time in the mountains.
Applications of mobile autonomous technologies like gliders for passive acoustic monitoring of marine mammals
Development and evaluation of an acoustic playback tag as a tool for studying marine mammal responses to stressors