Please join us for a Seminar on "Marine Mammal Behavioral Ecology and Conservation Behavior" by Dr. Mridula Srinivasan to be held on Thursday, 23 February 2023, 6:30 PM (IST).
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/96402126190?pwd=cVJ1eVlpYXJNVFRDc2RQMUZrNWVxUT09
Marine mammals are iconic species that share similar life history attributes as land mammals. And like terrestrial mammals, marine mammal behaviors are shaped by ecological forces albeit in a unique marine environment, which can benefit and constrain population survival and reproduction. In this talk, I will provide a brief overview of marine mammal species diversity and characteristics, introduce the concept of behavioral ecology through a few case studies, and end with the importance of considering animal behavior, especially social characteristics in marine mammal conservation.
Dr. Mridula Srinivasan is currently on a temporary assignment as Special Advisor to the NOAA Assistant Secretary for Environmental Predictions and Observations at NOAA Headquarters, in Washington, D.C. In her regular role, she is the Director of the Marine Mammal and Turtle Division at NOAA Fisheries’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center in Miami, Florida, where she oversees the marine mammal and turtle research enterprise to produce science with significant conservation and societal impact. Her PhD was in wildlife and fisheries sciences from Texas A & M University.