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Emily (Emma) Kelsey

Emily (Emma) Kelsey is a wildlife biologist with focuses on marine conservation biology and seabird ecology.

Emma is interested in seabirds’ role in the marine ecosystem as upper trophic level predators and how they are influenced by natural and anthropogenic changes in the marine environment. Currently, she is involved in research investigating the potential interactions of offshore wind energy infrastructure and seabirds in the California Current System and around the Main Hawaiian Islands. Emma is also part of several of long-term California seabird studies used to inform conservation and management decisions.


MSc, Ecology and Conservation Biology, San Jose State University 2014
BS, Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Puget Sound 2010


  • Marine Conservation
  • Seabird Ecology
  • Renewable energy infrastructure, wildlife interactions
  • Telemetry