I am generally interested in how anatomical structure affects physiological function and behavioural strategies in animals.
For my dissertation I am working with acoustic data from DTAGs attached to three different, deep-diving odontocete species. I am currently investigating if air management during odontocete echolocation can be inferred via resonating phenomena that originate from the nasal air sacs of these echolocators. I hope that this thesis will shed light to aspects of functional anatomy that were, until recently, nearly impossible to study. My dissertation title is “Where’s the air? A novel approach for studying air management during odontocete echolocation” and I am supervised by Dr. Mark Johnson.