The Behavioral REsearch And eCosystem Health lab

at the University of Alaska Southeast &

the College of Fisheries & Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks



The overall aim of this lab is to understand the behavior and ecology of marine mammals, and their role in maintaining healthy ecosystems. A wide network of collaborators, undergraduates, and graduate students are involved in projects related to this theme. Click on the links to the right to learn more about current research and students. 

If you are a prospective student, please read through the project descriptions on this website. Also review the admission requirements to the UAF College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences: I do not currently have funding to support additional students. However, highly talented students may be able to obtain their own funding so please contact me if you are interested.




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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Whale watch research featured in Alaskan and Canadian news

Our research to assess the costs and benefits of whale watching in Juneau was featured in the Juneau Empire and Canadian new sources CBC News and Whales Online.

For more information, go to the Publications page of BREACH to read the paper by Lopez and Pearson published in Tourism in Marine Environments. 

Also watch this short video:  Whale Watch Study Overview 

Monday, February 20, 2017

New Article

Our research on the development and deployment of an animal-borne video camera and integrated system for small cetaceans was recently published in Marine Biology.

Also check out this press release from The University of Sydney, a partner in this research: