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 exploring new analytical tools for genetic data that will assist managers in the identification of marine mammal stocks. My current research has been focused on methods for delimiting cetacean subspecies. Some of the recent projects that I have been involved in are:
• Differentiation of global fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) subspecies using mitogenomics
• Morphometric and genetic differentiation of coastal and offshore bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Southern California Bight
• Development of a toolkit in R for summarizing genetic data and analyss of population structure.
• A variety of studies to evaluate the affect of the ETP tuna purse-seine fishery on dolphin reproduction and early mortality
On the off-hours, I enjoy teaching and practicing martial arts (Tang Soo Do), flying or anything to do with airplanes, and being frustrated by my inherent lack of talent on bass.