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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR • COLLEGE OF EARTH, OCEAN, & ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES • OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

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. PELAGIC ECOLOGY LAB

Kelly

. Through my research into how predators target their prey, I hope to elucidate key ecological processes in the ocean.
 

 

 

In the ocean, most resources are heterogeneously distributed and highly dynamic. I study how animals in the ocean deal with this – how they find food while avoiding being dinner themselves. Because most of these behaviors occur beneath the surface of the water, I use sound (sonar – sound navigation and ranging) to observe what’s happening beneath the waves. We’re learning that patchiness, the variability in resources over space, is critical to how animals from plankton to whales make a successful living.

 
 

 

Mailing/Express Delivery Address:
Prof. Kelly J. Benoit-Bird
104 CEOAS Admin Bldg
Corvallis, OR 97331-5503

Office: Burt Hall 212
Telephone:  541-737-2063 
Fax:
541-737-2064

Email address: kbenoit@coas.oregonstate.edu
 

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