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Contact Information

Address

Center for Ocean Health
100 Shaffer Rd
Santa Cruz , CA 95060

Voice

831.459.2691

Fax

831.459.3383

Email

weise@biology.ucsc.edu

 

Michael Weise

  • Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, working with Daniel P. Costa.

  • August 2007, Will advance to Assistant Research Biologist in the Institute of Marine Sciences, UCSC

Role in CIMT

  • Member of the Apex Predator team. The goal is to establish the relationship between dynamic coastal processes and distribution and abundance of pelagic schooling prey with the spatially explicit foraging behavior of apex predators (California sea lions).
  • Develop predictive models of apex predator distribution and spatially explicit foraging behavior that will provide the basis to evaluate predator effects on commercially important prey species
  • Develop population level models of apex predator consumption that managers can use to evaluate predator impacts on marine resources – vital to incorporating predator considerations into the framework of ecosystem-based fisheries management.
  • The CIMT apex predator group has developed the use of pinnipeds (California sea lions and elephant seals) as animal platforms for the collection of environmental data to incorporate into ocean observation systems.

Research Interests

  • Broadly include animal ecology, physiological ecology, and evolutionary biology.
  • Research strategy is to integrate behavior and physiology with the aim of addressing ecological theory.
  • Seeking to understand the ecological and evolutionary basis of foraging strategies and behavior apex predators, particularly habitat associations and predator-prey interactions that are essential for emerging ecosystem-based management.
  • For more information please view:
    http://bio.research.ucsc.edu/people/costa/people/weise.html