Maneuverability is critical to survival and plays an important role in prey capture, predator avoidance, and territorial disputes. I am interested in the fluid dynamics, kinematics, and ecological correlates of maneuvering performance across a range of animals. My PhD research focused on quantifying and comparing the acrobatic maneuvers of tropical hummingbirds in Central and South America. At Hopkins Marine Station I am applying similar engineering principles to the study of maneuvering performance in free ranging rorqual whales.
Doctor of Philosophy, University of British Columbia (2015)
Master of Science, University of Montana (2006)
Bachelor of Science, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (2003)
Jeremy Goldbogen, Postdoctoral Faculty Sponsor