Principal Investigator

Jeremy GoldbogenJAG

Email: jergold (at) stanford (dot) edu

B.Sc. in Zoology. University of Texas at Austin (2002)

M.Sc. in Marine Biology. Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego (2005)

Ph.D. in Zoology. University of British Columbia, Vancouver (2010)

Postdoc: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego (2011)

Postdoc: Cascadia Research Collective, Olympia, Washington (2012-2013)

Google Scholar Profile: [Link]

Publons Review and Editorial Service Profile: [Link]

ORCID ID: [Link]

Postdoctoral Researchers

Matt Savoca (Website)

Email: msavoca@stanford.edu

B.Sc. Applied Ecology, Cornell University (2010)

Ph.D. Ecology, University of California, Davis (2017)

Research focus: Matt is interested in the physiological ecology of foraging and how it relates to the ingestion of plastic. His Ph.D. focused on the chemoattraction to dimethyl sulfide and how it predicts diet composition and consumption of plastic in procellariform seabirds and forage fish. Matt will be using his expertise to investigate how large filter feeders find prey across different temporal and spatial scales as well as their susceptibility to microplastic ingestion.

 

 

Paolo Segre (Website)

Email: psegre (at) stanford (dot) edu

B.Sc. General Biology, University of Illinois (2003)

M.Sc. Organismal Biology, Ecology, and Evolution, University of Montana (2006)

Ph.D. Zoology, University of British Columbia (2015)

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.

 

Ph.D. Students

David Cade

Email: davecade (at) stanford (dot) edu

B.Sc. in Mathematics. Brown University (2002)

M.A. in Education. Stanford University (2005)

M.Sc. in Oceans and Atmospheric Science, Oregon State University (2014)

Research focus: Dave is interested in studying predator-prey dynamics and ecosystem-level ecology using both passive acoustic monitoring and active acoustic survey techniques. His M.Sc. thesis was on the detection and ecology of acoustic scattering layers in the Gulf of California [Link].

 

Max Czapanskiy

Email: maxczap (at) stanford (dot) edu

B.Sc. in Computer Science. Columbia University (2009)

M.Sc. in Geographic Information Science, San Francisco State University (2018)

Research focus: Max is focused on using fine-scale kinematic data to build energy landscape models and better understand how animals minimize cost of transport. By integrating these data with indicators of prey abundance and distribution, Max is exploring how animals balance the conflicting demands of multiple energetic currencies that collectively influence organismal performance and ecological niche.

James Fahlbusch

Email:

B.Sc. in Computer Science. S.U.N.Y Binghamton (2003)

Ms. in Business Administration, S.U.N.Y Binghamton (2005)

Research focus: James is interested in the prey density and distribution thresholds that determine the onset of foraging bouts in free-ranging animals as well as the potential mechanisms that animals use to find food in a seemingly featureless ocean. James will be using new tag technology to understand the patterns and processes that underlie foraging performance across a wide range of temporal and spatial scales.

 

William Gough (Website)

Email: wgough (at) stanford (dot) edu

B.Sc. in Animal Science. Cornell University (2014)

M.S. in Biology. West Chester University (2017)

Research focus: Will is broadly interested in the behavioral biomechanics of large marine vertebrates. His previous research experiences include studies on the lateralization of stereotyped behaviors in dogs, mechanical properties of control surfaces in cetaceans, and the biomechanics of escape behaviors in eider ducks.

 

Shirel Kahane-Rapport

Email: skahaner (at) stanford (dot) edu

B.Sc. in Marine Biology. Guelph University (2016)

Research focus: Shirel is interested in studying foraging ecology and biomechanics of rorqual species using bio-logging techniques. She is especially interested in how body size determines physiological performance and ecological niche in rorqual whales.

 

Lab Alumni (First position after Goldbogen Lab)

Kelly Barr (Ph.D. Program, UCLA)

Alex Boersma (www.alexboersma.com)

Nicholas Carey (Scottish Association for Marine Science)

Megan Jensen (International Maritime Organization)

Amalia Saladrigas (Coterminal Master’s Degree, Stanford)

Danuta Wisniewska (Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow)