Frances Farabaugh

I am interested the behavioral ecology of marine predators. My goal is to understand how top predators, sharks in particular, structure reef communities. My research will take place in the Pacific focusing in and around French Polynesia and New Caledonia. I will investigate how predator identity and prey types interact to influence the strength of risk effects and whether these effects cascade to wider communities. Additionally, I will examine whether top reef predators are functionally redundant in coral reef communities using baited remote underwater video data to study how shark abundance and community composition varies across the region.  This work is part of the Global FinPrint Project.

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