5751 Murray Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5751
BA Human Ecology, College of the Atlantic 1991
Research - Population structure of North Atlantic fin whales. Forensic analyst: University of Maine Molecular Forensic Laboratory.
My research focuses on life history data, including photographic-identification, genetic, and sightings information to investigate interactions between individual fin whales in the Northern Gulf of Maine.
I have been a Research Associate of Allied Whale, the marine mammal research project at College of the Atlantic since 1989. I currently directs The North Atlantic Fin Whale Catalogue while pursuing studies in fin whale population genetics and demographic ecology. I have functioned as the station manager at the EMC Blair Marine Research Station at Mount Desert Rock since 1998.
I have been contracted to assist in filming ocean documentaries and has been affiliated with award winning productions such as the BBC's "Blue Planet" series, I-max - Living Seas and Maine Public Broadcasting programming. I am currently a forensic analyst of the University of Maine Molecular Forensic Laboratory for Wildlife utilizing DNA sciences to investigate criminal wildlife cases from across the North East United States. Since 1993 I have worked professionally on the re-articulation of large marine mammal skeletons for museums and educational institutions, DBA Whales and Nails.
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