Kelly Benoit-Bird - Resolving the food paradox in the sea

Sponsored by Hopkins Marine Station


Friday, January 26, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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Hopkins Marine Station, Boat Works Lecture Hall

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From her website: Kelly examines a wide range of animals including zooplankton, fish, squid, and marine mammals using active acoustics (sonar) to understand the role of spatial heterogeneity (patches) and temporal patterns in pelagic marine ecosystems. She is particularly interested in the role of animal behavior in the formation of patches in the ocean and the effects of behavior like schooling, cooperation, and other ‘group’ processes on inter-individual and predator-prey interactions. In order to address complex, four-dimensional problems she often develops new acoustic techniques and integrates these tools with other approaches including optical sampling, animal tagging, and behavioral modeling, typically as part of interdisciplinary research programs.

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