Post-doctoral Research Associate
Phone: (541) 867-0293
Analysis of genetic and demographic data from populations of baleen whales in order to determine (1) the scale of population sub-structuring and population fluctuations over recent evolutionary time (2) recent demographic population histories for exploited populations (humpbacks and southern right whales). Integrating Bayesian demographic population models with genetic data to improve estimates of population recovery for individual whale stocks.
D.Phil. Zoology, University of Oxford, England, 2004
'Evolutionary Relationships Within and Between Scombroid and Pleuronectiform fishes (Series Percomorpha): Tales of Two Clades'.
B.Sc. Biochemistry and Genetics, Nottingham University, England, 1999
Post-doctoral Research Fellow, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2005-2007
Evolutionary history of marine mammals and fishes, phylogenetics, Bayesian approaches to population genetics, population dynamics modeling, fisheries, whaling history.