Dr Rob Suryan

NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center, United States

I study marine ecosystem processes and their effect on foraging ecology, reproduction, and population dynamics of seabirds and other mid to upper trophic-level consumers. I specialize in integrated ecosystem studies working with physical, biological, and fisheries oceanographers and developing programs to integrate and model predator response to changing prey availability or ocean climate. I use state of the art electronics to study foraging, migration, and dive patterns of seabirds and integrate these data with in-situ and remotely-sensed measures of prey resources or their proxies. I apply results from many of these studies to address seabird-fishery interactions, marine spatial planning, ecosystem-based fisheries management, and other human-marine resource interactions.