(2019). Sociality and tattoo skin disease among bottlenose dolphins in Shark Bay, Australia. In Behavioral Ecology.

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(2018). Mother-calf diving behavior in Shark Bay bottlenose dolphins. In Animal Behaviour.

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Current Projects

An extreme marine heatwave, massive seagrass die-off, and the impacts on an apex predator, the bottlenose dolphin.

Under Review
Madison L. Miketa, Eric M. Patterson, Ewa Krzyszczyk, Megan M. Wallen, Kathy Murray, Michael Rule, Bart Huntley, Cindy Bessey, and Janet Mann

Stable female social bonds are associated with fitness in wild bottlenose dolphins.

In Prep
Madison L. Miketa, Margaret A. Stanton, Vivienne Foroughirad, Céline H. Frère, Alexis Levengood, Janet Mann


Shark Bay Dolphin Research Project

Postdoctoral Scientist. 2018 - 2019.

The Humane Society of the United States

Wildlife Policy Intern. 2018.

Shark Bay Dolphin Research Project

PhD Student. 2013-2018. Dolphin behavioral ecology and conservation

Queensland Large Shark Tagging Program

Research Intern. 2012. Large shark movement patterns

Dr. Christine Drea's Lab at Duke University

Research Assistant. 2011-2012. Hormones, olfactory cues, and female dominance in lemurs

Behavioral Response of Australian Humpback Whales to Seismic Surveys (BRAHSS)

Field Assistant. 2011. Humpback whale behavioral responses to seismic surveys

Dr. Elizabeth Brannon's Lab at Duke University (now at the University of Pennsylvania)

Research Assistant. 2011. Primate numerical cognition (Duke Lemur Center & Cayo Santiago)

Pinniped Cognition and Sensory Systems Lab at the University of California, Santa Cruz

Research Intern. 2010. Pinniped cognition and the impacts of noise

Dr. Dov Sax's Lab at Brown University

Honors Thesis Research. 2009-2010. Biogeographical patterns in sharks

Dr. Ruth Colwills's Lab at Brown University

Research Assistant. 2009-2010. Impacts of PCBs on Zebrafish development and behavior

Dr. Jamie Seymour's Lab at James Cook University, Cairns

Research Assistant. 2009. Ontogeny and passive acoustic monitoring of sharks

The Lohmann Lab at the University of North Carolina

Research Associate. 2008. Geomagnetic navigation in Loggerhead sea turtles

Volunteer Work

The Humane Society of the United States

Animal Rescue Team. 2019 - Present.

The Humane Society of the United States

District Leader. 2018 - Present. District Leader for North Carolina’s 6th congressional district.

City Wildlife

Wildlife Rehabilitation Volunteer. 2014 - 2017. Assisted with the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned wildlife.