Geospatial Ecology of Marine Megafauna (GEMM) Lab

Lab Description

The Geospatial Ecology of Marine Megafauna Lab (GEMM) 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.

See GEMM Lab website.


Principal Investigators
A woman with shoulder length hair, wearch a green scarf smiles at the camera.
GEMM Lab Director, Assoicate Professor, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and Oregon Sea Grant Extension
Research Area(s)
Marine Mammals
Marine Tools and Tech
Shifting Ecosystems
Sea Grant