Kathleen Gill


Thesis Topic

Exploring pinniped navigation methods for long-distance migrations


Dr. David Rosen

Research Unit

Marine Mammal Research Unit (MMRU)
Marine Mammal Energetics and Nutrition Lab (MMEAN)


B.Sc. Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, Minor in Marine Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA


Kathleen is analyzing datasets from pinniped telemetry studies to investigate factors such as environmental cues, anatomical mechanisms, and innate versus learned abilities that pinnipeds use to navigate during long-distance migrations. She hopes to contribute new knowledge to a relatively unexplored field and understand how these findings impact the level of behavioral adaptability pinnipeds have when facing environmental changes.

Contact Information

Email: k.gill@oceans.ubc.ca
MMRU webpage: Kathleen Gill