Studying how human action impacts organismal spatial ecology and connecting that to a population level response.
Website for A.N. Cramer, Doctoral Candidate, Katz Lab, Washington State University
Doctoral Candidate in Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences at Washington State University. My current focus is on organismal spatial ecology; specifically time series modeling and marine animal movement. I use a computational and quantitative ecology toolbox to connect locational data to large-scale environmental datasets. I work with collaborative research partners across marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems.
My dissertation research examines the informatics of data collection, the classification of marine biomes, and modeling animal movements through time. I am the founder of WSU’s R Working Group, a cross-disciplinary working group focused on application and analytics using R Statistical.
I practice science as a creative endeavor. The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. - Albert Einstein
PhD in Environmental & Natural Resource Sciences, Ongoing
Washington State University
MS in Applied Marine & Watershed Science , 2015
California State University Monterey Bay
BA in Biology, Minor in French, 2010
University of Oregon
The boundaries and forces structuring the marine environment are in many ways distinct from terrestrial systems. This classification builds off terrestrial classifying efforts but adapts it to ocean biomes to develop a scheme which effectively sorts marine biomes.
Passive acoustic telemetry is a commonly used method of investigating marine fish behavior. My work examines the interaction between behavior and sampling to allow researchers using passive acoustics as a tool to ask more intricate and sophisticated ecological questions.
Sixgill Sharks are a deep water shark with a worldwide species distribution. In Puget Sound their presence is known, but the particular variables they are responding to is less understood. We have developed a method of creating a habitat suitability model for this species by combining acoustic telemetry data with the Pacific Northwest Laboratories Salish Sea model.
I teach multiple sessions of WSU’s R working group
I am the teaching assistant for the following courses at Washington State University: