Currently Working in Shark Bay or on the Database



Dr. Janet Mann
Professor, Georgetown University, USA




Dr. Lisa Singh
Professor, Georgetown University, USA




Dr. Celine Frère
Senior Research Fellow, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia




Dr. Eric Patterson
NOAA Endangered Species Biologist, USA




Dr. Margaret Stanton
Postdoctoral Scientist, George Washington University, USA




Dr. Ewa Krzyszczyk
Senior Researcher, Georgetown University, USA




Dr. Megan Wallen
Postdoctoral Scientist, Georgetown University, USA




Dr. Oliver Manlik
Conjoint Associate Lecturer, University of New South Wales, Australia




Madison Miketa
PhD Candidate, Georgetown University, USA




Vivienne Foroughirad
PhD Candidate, Duke University, USA




Caitlin Karniski
PhD Student, Georgetown University, USA




Alexis Levengood
PhD Student, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia




Taylor Cook
PhD Student, Georgetown University, USA




Molly McEntee
PhD Student, Georgetown University, USA




Researchers Who Previously Worked in Shark Bay

Shaelynn Sleater-Squires
PhD Student, University of California- Los Angeles, USA

Dr. Lars Bejder
Director of the Marine Mammal Research Program, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology at the University of Hawaii, USA

Dr. Michael Heithaus
Dean of the College of Arts, Sciences & Education (CASE) and Professor, Florida International University, USA

Dr. William Sherwin
Professor, University of New South Wales, Australia

Dr. Anna Kopps
Research Associate, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Lara Delgado
PhD Candidate, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark

Lynne Barre
Marine Biologist at NOAA Fisheries, Washington State, USA

Cindy Flaherty-Stamm
Math-Science Department, Lyons Township High School, Illinois, USA

Yi-Jiun Jean Tsai
Fisheries Biologist at Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, California, USA

Dr. Quincy Anne Gibson
Assistant Professor, University of North Florida, USA

Dr. Per Berggren
Senior Lecturer, Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Dr. Vincent Janik
Professor and Director of the Scottish Oceans Institute (SOI), University of St. Andrews, Scotland

Dr. Amy Samuels
(Deceased) see article in her memory here

Dr. Brooke L. Sargeant
Biotech Associate at Seed IP Law Group, Seattle, USA

Dr. Jana J. Watson-Capps
Consultant, Jana Watson-Capps and Associates LLC, Colorado, USA



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Areas of Research

Dr. Janet Mann

  • Long-term monitoring of Shark Bay dolphins and database development
  • Human impacts- provisioning at Monkey Mia
  • Female reproduction and calf care
  • Calf behavior and development
  • Social Networks
  • Blow-sampling (for genetics, fatty acids, hormones, disease)
  • Tool-use with sponges (eastern gulf)
  • Hunting behavior and transmission of hunting tactics

Dr. Lars Bejder

  • Human impacts- boat-based tourism

Dr. William Sherwin

  • Genetics
  • Dr. Michael Heithaus

    • Shark Bay Ecology Research Project (sharks, dugongs, stingrays, fish, seagrass, etc.)