Adrian Dahood

Adrian Baily Head
Adrian helped with the penguin census at Baily Head, Deception Island. Baily Head is one of the largest known chinstrap penguin colonies in Antarctica, but even here penguin numbers are declining.

For her dissertation research, Adrian is examining ways to design a new Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the Western Antarctic Peninsula Region.  Her research uses ecological modelling and spatial optimization techniques to ensure that that the MPA will meet conservation goals while minimizing the impact on dependent human communities.  Additionally, the study will consider the political implications and management needs of any proposed MPA.  Prior to starting her PhD, Adrian had a background in Antarctic environmental policy and marine mammal behavioral ecology.

Adrian.fritztech.com

 

Site Inspection of Brown Bluff Images of the area as its inspected by the Multi-national team, as part of research to see how its effected by people visiting the site.
Site Inspection of Brown Bluff
Images of the area as its inspected by the Multi-national team, as part of research to see how its effected by people visiting the site.
Adrian_PalmerStation
Adrian visited the United States Antarctic Program’s Palmer Station in the Western Antarctic Peninsula region and learned about the long term ecological research conducted there.
Adrian_Treaty
Adrian was on the US delegation to the Antarctic Treaty from 2010-2013
Arian Wedell seal
Adrian thinking about the environment from the perspective of one of her modelled species, thee Weddell seal.
Eusirus
Antarctic amphipod, Eusirus prodentatus, caught during NOAA’s US AMLR program winter cruise
Zooplankton_sort
Photo David P Cohn. Adrian and members of NOAA’s US AMLR program sort through Antarctic zooplankton while on a winter cruise.

 


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