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Shark tagging with IMPACT

by Melissa Soto, RJD intern It was a hot and sunny Thursday morning as I drove down to Key Biscayne to meet the rest of RJD at the marina. Once all the RJD members arrived, we filled the boat up with the equipment and waited for our spectators. As soon as they stepped off their […]

Meet Our Team: David Shiffman

1. What’s your role in the lab? My interdisciplinary Ph.D. research focuses on the ecosystem role of sharks in coastal south Florida, and how different groups of stakeholders perceive that ecosystem role. I also run our social media accounts, help train our interns, and serve as a trip leader on shark research expeditions. You can learn […]

Meet Our Team: Emily Rose Nelson

1. What’s your role in the lab? Hey guys, I’m Emily! I’ve been working with the Shark Research Team at the University of Miami for about 4 years now. During my time with the RJ Dunlap program I have been involved with a number of projects. I have been the shark satellite tracking coordinator since 2013. […]

Meet Our Team: Pat Goebel

1. What’s your role in the lab? As a master’s student in the lab, I am in charge of conducting my own research for my thesis and leading shark tagging expeditions. My research interests are behavioral ecology, predator/prey interactions and conservation. My current research primarily focuses on understanding some of the important ecological patterns of […]

Meet Our Team: Robbie Roemer

1. What’s your role in the lab? I am a Masters of Science (MS) student here at the University of Miami and am focusing on a research project for my thesis. My thesis research is primarily focusing on localized movements of urbanized shark populations, or in other words, sharks that spend long amounts of time […]

Meet Our Team: Rachel Skubel

1. What’s your role in the lab? I’m a shark research intern, which means that I am working with the team on our shark tagging expeditions, helping to carry out research projects, and working on some outreach initiatives as well.  One of the experiments we are beginning now is testing the impact of shark presence on […]

Meet Our Team: Catherine Macdonald

1. What’s your role in the lab? I’m the Intern Coordinator for RJD, which means I help hire, train, supervise and mentor our amazing team of undergraduate and master’s student interns. Although our website and Facebook page show clearly how much fun we have and how hard we work when we’re in the field tagging […]

Meet Our Team: Stephen Cain

1. What’s your role in the lab? I’m an outreach coordinator and field scientist. Like many of my labmates I pull double duty, which is a great thing. When I’m speaking with the public, It’s easy for me to relate my passion for sharks, but working in the field really enhanced that for me in […]

Meet Our Team: Laura Vander Meiden

1. What’s your role in the lab? Though I occasionally have the pleasure of getting out on the water and tagging sharks with the RJD team, as the Conservation Writing Intern my primary work for RJD consists of managing and writing for the lab blog. In the blog we summarize current marine science research in […]