Student Research Assistant
Supervisor: Dr. Andrew Trites
Education: (2020) B. Sc. Honours in Biology, Marine Biology Option, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Research Topic: Estimating food consumption of marine mammals in the North Pacific
About: Kate is building general consumption models to estimate prey and energy requirements of marine mammals as a function of their cost of living. She hopes to apply these models to estimate and compare food consumption of marine mammals in the North Pacific between historic periods and seasons. These comparisons will help inform fisheries management decisions and bring insight to concerns of fisheries competition between humans and marine mammals.