From my graduate work on morphometric and genetic variation in striped dolphins, I have developed an interest in the development and detection of population subdivision in small cetaceans. I am interested in developing new analytical tools for genetic data that will assist managers in the identification of marine mammal stocks. Currently, my research has been centered on a variety of studies designed to evaluate the affect of the ETP tuna purse-seine fishery on dolphin reproduction and early mortality. Some of the recent projects that I have been involved in are:
* Examinations of fishery data for evidence of mother-calf separation during purse-seine operations
* Examinations of fishery data for age- and/or sex-selectivity of the dolphin kill
* Modeling age/length curves for various dolphin stocks
* Modeling the weaning process of spotted dolphin calves with age
* A comparative study of the evasive behavior of various ETP dolphins
* Construction of a fishery effort index model using dolphin tracking and tagging data
On the off-hours, I enjoy teaching and practicing martial arts (Tang Soo Do), flying (watching it, thinking about it, reading about it, actually doing it, etc.), and being frustrated by my inherent lack of talent with a guitar.