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The role of sociality in cetacean ecology, evolution, and conservation
February 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Assistant Professor, University of Washington
Amy Van Cise is an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington, where she studies the evolutionary ecology of cetaceans using a combination of ‘omic methods and acoustics. Amy completed a PhD in Biological Oceanography at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, where she used both acoustic and genetic approaches to study the relationship between social behavior and evolutionary processes in short-finned pilot whales. Moving across the United States, Amy then joined Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution as a Postdoctoral Scholar studying microbiomes and acoustics in beluga whales, before returning to the West Coast. When not in the lab or at a computer, Amy likes to spend as much time outside as possible either kite surfing, rock climbing, or mountain biking.