Photo Credit: Megan Wallen

Former Graduate Students:

Dr. Caitlin Karniski

Associate Editor, Communications Biology, USA
PhD 2019, Effects of Senescence on Reproduction and Behavior in Bottlenose Dolphins

Dr. Madison Miketa

Wildlife Scientist, Humane Society International, USA
PhD 2018, Social and behavioral responses to environmental stressors in bottlenose dolphins in Shark Bay, Australia

Dr. Megan Wallen

Marine Mammal Specialist, NOAA, USA
PhD 2016, Social factors affecting female behavior, ecology, and fitness in wild bottlenose dolphins

Dr. Ewa Krzyszczyk

Resident Lecturer in Principles of Resource Management, The School for Field Studies
PhD 2013, Age determination, life history and juvenile behavior in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.) in Shark Bay, AustraliaPhD 2013, Age determination, life history and juvenile behavior in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.) in Shark Bay, Australia

Dr. Eric Patterson

Fish Biologist, National Marine Fisheries Service, USA
PhD 2012, Ecological and life history factors influence habitat and tool use in wild bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.)

Dr. Margaret Stanton

Assistant Professor, University of New England, USA
PhD 2011, Social networks and fitness consequences of early sociality in wild bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.)

Dr. Yi-Jiun Jean Tsai

Postdoctoral Scholar at University of California- Davis, California, USA
MSc 2010, Dispersal in bottlenose dolphins: bisexual locational philopatry, male-biased mother-offspring disassociation, and the role of fission-fusion dynamics

Dr. Quincy Anne Gibson

Associate Professor, University of North Florida, USA
PhD 2007, The development of social patterns in wild bottlenose dolphin calves (Tursiops sp.)

Dr. Brooke L. Sargeant

Biotech Associate at Seed IP Law Group, Seattle, USA
PhD 2005, Foraging development and individual specialization in wild bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.)

Dr. Jana J. Watson-Capps

Consultant, Jana Watson-Capps and Associates LLC, Colorado, USA
PhD 2005, Female mating behavior in the context of sexual coercion and female ranging behavior of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.) in Shark Bay, Western Australia

Other Alumni:

Anna Jorgensen

Masters Student, Technical University of Denmark, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark

Shaelynn Sleater-Squires

PhD Student, University of California – Los Angeles, USA

Dr. Lars Bejder

Director of the Marine Mammal Research Program, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology at the University of Hawaii, USA

Dr. Michael Heithaus

Dean of the College of Arts, Sciences & Education (CASE) and Professor, Florida International University, USA

Dr. William Sherwin

Professor, University of New South Wales, Australia

Dr. Anna Kopps

Research Associate, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Lara Delgado

PhD Candidate, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark

Lynne Barre

Marine Biologist at NOAA Fisheries, Washington State, USA

Cindy Flaherty-Stamm

Math-Science Department, Lyons Township High School, Illinois, USA

Dr. Per Berggren

Senior Lecturer, Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Dr. Vincent Janik

Professor and Director of the Scottish Oceans Institute (SOI), University of St. Andrews, Scotland

Dr. Amy Samuels

(Deceased) see article in her memory here