Currently Working in Shark Bay or on the Database



Dr. Janet Mann
Professor, Georgetown University, USA




Dr. Lisa Singh
Associate Professor, Georgetown University, USA




Dr. Lars Bejder
Research Leadership Fellow and Marine Scientist, Murdoch Univesity, Australia




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




Dr. Michael Heithaus
Associate Professor, Florida International University, USA




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




Dr. Eric Patterson
Research Assistant Professor, Georgetown University, USA




Dr. Anna Kopps
Postdoctoral Scientist, University of Groningen, The Netherlands




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




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




Jared Grimmer
PhD Student, Georgetown University, USA




Researchers Who Previously Worked in Shark Bay

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

Lynne Barre
NOAA, Washington State, USA

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

Yi-Jiun Jean Tsai
PhD Candidate, Georgetown University, USA

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

Dr. Per Berggren
Lecturer, Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Dr. Vincent Janik
Royal Society Research Fellow & Reader, University of St. Andrews, Scotland

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

Dr. Brooke L. Sargeant
Postdoctoral Researcher, Florida International University, USA

Dr. Jana J. Watson-Capps
Assistant Director for Interdisciplinary Education, University of Colorado at Boulder, 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.)