Geography Colloquium: Measuring and modelling the lives of ocean wanderers

Published: September 21st, 2017

Category: Featured, News

Image courtesy Dr. Philipp H. Boersch-Supan

Measuring and modelling the lives of ocean wanderers

Speaker: Dr. Philipp H. Boersch-Supan

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Geography, University of Florida

Thursday, September 28, 2017

3:00-3:50 PM (Period 8)

Turlington Hall Room 3012

University of Florida

All are welcome to attend.

Albatrosses, penguins, and elephant seals exploit the resources of the world’s largest habitat – the open ocean. Understanding the foraging behaviours and life-history strategies of these fascinating animals is challenging given the vast spatial and temporal scales involved. By combining observations from remote sensing, biologging, and other technologies with mechanistic models, I aim to understand the interplay between oceanic predators and their environment.
Philipp Boersch-Supan (PhD Marine Biology, University of St Andrews, 2014) is a quantitative ecologist with a particular interest in marine ecosystems. His work is aimed at making the most of often sparse ecological data, and bridging the gap between field observations and mathematical models of living systems. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Florida.

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