Predator-prey interactions, population ecology, forage fish, seabirds, conservation biology, animal behavior, environmental drivers and experiential education.
Caitlin is a biologist working on the status and trends of seabirds and forage fish in lower Cook Inlet. This work includes hydroacoustic-trawl surveys to monitor changing forage fish availability, as well as monitoring breeding colonies of Black-legged Kittiwakes and Common Murres. Caitlin also assists with the Gulf Watch Alaska program, specifically integrated predator prey surveys which tracks humpback whale foraging behavior in Prince William Sound.
2019 - Present Biologist, USGS Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, AK
2018 - 2019 Biological Science Technician USGS Alaska Science Center Anchorage, AK
2015 - 2018 Teaching Assistant/Scientific Writing Tutor/Aquarist Alaska Pacific University Anchorage, AK
2013 - 2015 Research Advisor Operation Wallacea Staunton, VA
Education and Certifications
MSc 2018 Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, AK Environmental Science
BSc 2013 University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL Marine Biology