Courtney Hann

MS, Marine Resource Management, 2015

Thesis: Citizen Science Research: A Focus on Historical Whaling Data and a Current Citizen Science Project, Whale mAPP

Publications: 

  • Hann, C. H., Stelle, L. L., Szabo, A., & Torres, L. G. (2018). Obstacles and opportunities of using a mobile app for marine mammal research. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information7(5), 169. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi7050169 

  • Hann, C. H., Smith, T. D., & Torres, L. G. (2016). A sperm whale's perspective: The importance of seasonality and seamount depth. Marine Mammal Science32(4), 1470-1481. https://doi.org/10.1111/mms.12320

Current position: U.S. Program Manager, Pacific Salmon Commission, West Coast Sustainable Fisheries Division, NOAA Fisheries

 

Amanda Holdman

MS, Wildlife Science, 2016

Thesis: Spatio-temporal Patterns and Ecological Drivers of Harbor Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) off the Central Oregon Coast, USA

Publications: 

  • Holdman, A. K., Haxel, J. H., Klinck, H., & Torres, L. G. (2019). Acoustic monitoring reveals the times and tides of harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) distribution off central Oregon, USA. Marine Mammal Science, 35(1), 164-186. https://doi.org/10.1111/mms.12537 

Current position: Research Assistant, Kemp's Ridley Working Group, University of Alabama, Birmingham

 

Florence Sullivan

MS, Wildlife Science, 2017

Thesis: Fine Scale Foraging Behavior of Gray Whales in Relation to Prey Fields and Vessel Disturbance Along the Oregon Coast

Publications: 

  • Sullivan, F. A., & Torres, L. G. (2018). Assessment of vessel disturbance to gray whales to inform sustainable ecotourism. The Journal of Wildlife Management, 82(5), 896-905. https://doi.org/10.1002/jwmg.21462 

Current position: Research Analyst, Pacific Whale Foundation

 

Dawn Barlow

MS, Wildlife Science, 2018

Thesis: An Investigation into the Distribution, Residency Patterns, Population Connectivity, and Abundance of Blue Whales (Balaenoptera musculus) in New Zealand

Publications: 

  • Barlow, D. R., Torres, L. G., Hodge, K. B., Steel, D., Baker, C. S., Chandler, T. E., Bott, N., Constantine, C., Double, M. C., Glasgow, D., Hamner, R. M., Lilley, C., Ogle, M., Olson, P. A., Peters, C., Stockin, K. A., Tessaglia-Hymes, C. T., Klinck, H. (2018). Documentation of a New Zealand blue whale population based on multiple lines of evidence. Endangered Species Research, 36, 27-40. https://doi.org/10.3354/esr00891  
  • Burnett, J. D., Lemos, L., Barlow, D., Wing, M. G., Chandler, T., & Torres, L. G. (2019). Estimating morphometric attributes of baleen whales with photogrammetry from small UASs: a case study with blue and gray whales. Marine Mammal Science, 35(1), 108-139. https://doi.org/10.1111/mms.12527 

Current position: PhD Student, GEMM Lab, Oregon State University 

 

Dom Kone

MS, Marine Resource Management, 2019

Thesis: An Ecological Assessment of a Potential Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris) Reintroduction to the Oregon Coast

Current position: Science Officer, California Ocean Science Trust

 

Leila Lemos

PhD, Wildlife Science, 2020

Thesis: Body Condition and Hormone Assessment of Eastern North Pacific Gray Whales (Eschrichtius robustus) and Associations to Ambient Noise

Publications: 

  • Soledade Lemos, L., Burnett, J. D., Chandler, T. E., Sumich, J. L., & Torres, L. G. (2020). Intra‐and inter‐annual variation in gray whale body condition on a foraging ground. Ecosphere, 11(4), e03094. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.3094 

  • Burnett, J. D., Lemos, L., Barlow, D., Wing, M. G., Chandler, T., & Torres, L. G. (2019). Estimating morphometric attributes of baleen whales with photogrammetry from small UASs: a case study with blue and gray whales. Marine Mammal Science, 35(1), 108-139. https://doi.org/10.1111/mms.12527 

  • Torres, L. G., Nieukirk, S. L., Lemos, L., & Chandler, T. E. (2018). Drone up! Quantifying whale behavior from a new perspective improves observational capacity. Frontiers in Marine Science, 5, 319. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2018.00319 

Current position: Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida International University