Lab Description

The GEMM Lab focuses on the ecology, behavior, health, and conservation of marine megafauna, including cetaceans, pinnipeds, seabirds, and sharks. We aim to fill knowledge gaps about species ecology, health, and distribution patterns so that conservation efforts can be more directed and effective at reducing space-use conflicts with human activities.

We work closely with partners and stakeholders to fully understand issues and needs, and prioritize communication of our work and findings through a variety of formal and informal outlets.

Directory of GEMM Lab PIs

Principal Investigator(s)
GEMM Lab Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and Oregon Sea Grant Extension
Research Area(s)
  • Ecology
  • Fisheries
  • Marine Mammals
  • Marine Tools and Tech
  • Shifting Ecosystems
  • OSU
  • Sea Grant