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Kachemak Bay Research Reserve
95 Sterling Highway, Suite 2
Homer, AK 99603
As a Research Coordinator for the Research Reserve, I am involved in a wide variety of research, monitoring, and outreach projects. I write research grants to conduct work in the Kachemak Bay and lower Cook Inlet area, conduct studies focusing on estuarine and marine ecology, and work with the National program to help ensure that we are collecting data with standardized methods to help us understand estuarine systems throughout the country.
I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology 1984 from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Science degree in Wildlife Ecology from University of Wisconsin, Madison. I have lived and worked in Alaska over the past 20 years in coastal areas ranging from the Aleutian Islands to Southeast. My favorite habitat is the near-shore coastal zone. I have work extensively on population biology, foraging ecology, conservation planning, and health and condition studies with sea otters in Alaska and California. I am currently the IUCN sea otter specialist to the Otter Specialist Group, an international working group working to preserve otter species world-wide.