I am PhD graduate of Marine Science and Conservation in the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. Before beginning my PhD at Duke I earned a BS in Chemistry and Biochemistry at Marquette University.

I use a combination of field studies and mathematical models to understand how behavior mediates physiological limits in deep diving whales.


Johnston, D.W., Bowers, M.T., Friedlaender, A.S., Lavigne, D.M. (2012). The effects of climate change on harp seals (Pagophilus groenlandicus). PLoS ONE 7(1): e29158. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0029158.


Gales, N., Bowers, M., Durban, J. W., Friedlaender, A. S., Nowacek, D. P., Pitman, R. L., Read, A. J., and Tyson, R. B.  (2013). Advances in non-lethal research on Antarctic minke whales: biotelemertry, photo-identification and biopsy sampling. Report to the International Whaling Commission.

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