Episode 4 with Dr. Demian Chapman, Annabelle Brooks, and Dr. Filipa Samarra
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Adjunct Staff Scientist, Cape Eleuthera Institute
Annabelle Brooks has over eighteen years of marine ecology experience conducted in The Bahamas and in the Indian Ocean, and has researched sea turtles for the last eight years. Following deployment as a fisheries observer in the North Atlantic, she completed her Masters degree in Marine and Fisheries Science at the University of Aberdeen (UK), and her thesis focused on coral reef fish ecology in The Bahamas. Based on Eleuthera since 2005 and a past Director of the Cape Eleuthera Institute, whose research programs include studies on invasive lionfish, sharks, sea turtles, sustainable fisheries, and coral reef ecology, Annabelle has vast knowledge of the project site and great experience working with students from both the United States and The Bahamas. She is currently completing her PhD through the University of Exeter, UK.
Dr. Demian Chapman
Associate Professor, School of Environment, Arts and Society, Florida International University
Dr. Demian Chapman, is an Associate Professor at Florida International University (FIU). Originally from New Zealand, Dr. Chapman received his Ph.D. in 2007 from Nova Southeastern University (Florida) and was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Miami. He is the Co-Lead Scientist of the Predator Ecology and Conservation Laboratory at FIU. Dr. Chapman is an internationally recognized shark expert and has published over 70 publications on shark genetics, virgin births, the shark fin trade, and shark tracking, among other topics. He was recently awarded the 2014 Pew Fellowship in marine conservation and has a $4M grant from the Vulcan Foundation to lead Global FinPrint, the largest survey of reef sharks and rays ever undertaken.
Dr. Filipa Samarra
Lead Investigator, Icelandic Orca Project
Dr. Filipa Samarra, is a postdoctoral researcher at the Marine and Freshwater Research Institute in Reykjavík (Iceland). She received her Ph.D. and M. Res. from the University of St. Andrews (U.K.) and a B.Sc. in Biology from the University of the Azores (Portugal). Filipa began studying killer whales more than a decade ago, while undertaking her Masters degree research. Filipa is the lead researcher of the Icelandic Orca Project.
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