Emily Nazario

Ph.D. Student | Williams Lab | Designated emphasis in coastal science and policy



Emily studies how physiology can inform conservation approaches for marine predators, specifically in the context of spatial management. Through three case studies using distinct marine predators (odontocetes, elasmobranchs, and pinnipeds), Emily will examine the physiological requirements of each species and how that translates to their fine-scale spatial needs using both quantitative (hybrid species distribution models using telemetry data) and experimental approaches (observing dive recovery timelines in odontocetes). Emily will use these insights to develop mechanistically informed conservation methods to respond to the unique threats each group faces in their environment (human interaction through noise pollution and vessel presence, and climate change induced changes in temperature changes, hypoxia, and sea level rise).

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