Caitie Kroeger, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories/Farallon Institute
Hosted by the Vertebrate Ecology Lab
Presenting: "The influence of oceanographic and environmental features on plankton and seabird communities in the North Pacific"
MLML Virtual Seminar | March 10th, 2022 at 4pm
Caitie’s research is centered on understanding the direct and indirect effects of oceanic and climatological forcing on the energy balance, movement patterns, and distributions of marine organisms. She earned her Ph.D. in Ocean Science from the University of California Santa Cruz, where she studied the ecophysiology of sub-Antarctic albatrosses and co-founded a science communication group. She then joined the Farallon Institute as a postdoctoral researcher, where she explored the effects of marine mesoscale eddies on structuring plankton and seabird communities and used spatial-temporal models to map seabird distributions for oil-spill risk assessment. She recently joined MLML as a postdoctoral researcher in the Vertebrate Ecology Lab where she’s investigating the foraging ecology and habitat use of emperor penguins.