Selina Heppell

Type: 
Scientist
Organization: 
Oregon State University
Description: 

I devote most of my research to some of the oldest and slowest-growing animals in the sea: sea turtles, sharks, sturgeon, and west coast rockfish. I primarily use computer models and simulations to help us understand how these animals respond to human impacts and to guide research and management policy towards their recovery. I am particularly interested in how these animals will respond to climate change and increasing human populations on our coastlines.

Category: 
Marine/Coastal Ecosystem Impacts, Environmental Monitoring, Planning/Adaptation/Mitigation, Sea Turtles, Sharks, Sturgeon, West Coast Rockfish