montreal_leahLeah R. Johnson is the principal investigator for the albatross project. She is an assistant professor in the Statistics Department at Virginia Tech. Her research interests are in statistical and mathematical biology, ecology, and epidemiology. In particular, she is interested in how individual behavior and local interactions between individuals in a population influence population level patterns, and statistical methodologies for inference of mechanistic models of biological systems.
4821025Sadie J. Ryan is a coPI for the albatross project. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography and the Emerging Pathogens Institute at UF. Her research focuses on ecology at the human-wildlife interface, particularly where it pertains to disease ecology, conservation biology, and wildlife management. Her work combines methods from landscape ecology (GIS, remote sensing, spatial analyses), quantitative ecology, and epidemiology to analyze landscape change, health outcomes, and the impact of anthropogenic changes, including climate change.
IMG_8354_crop2Philipp Boersch-Supan is a postdoctoral associate in the Geography Department at the University of Florida. He is a marine ecologist who studies oceanic predators and their micronekton prey and he tries to understand the physical and biological processes that shape the distribution and movements of these open-ocean animals and their foraging behaviors.
richard_phillips_albatross_crop_smRichard Phillips is a senior seabird ecologist at the British Antarctic Survey, where he studies  the population, physiological and evolutionary ecology of seabirds, particularly albatrosses and petrels. His work integrates conventional observational techniques with the latest in tracking and logging technology, and molecular and stable isotope analysis. He is actively involved in numerous international initiatives to promote seabird research and conservation.
sarahSarah Burgan is a graduate student in the Integrative Biology department at USF. Her research interests include physiological and disease ecology, particularly of passerines, as well as mathematical biology. Her current research is aimed at understanding variation in host defense to West Nile virus. For the Albatross Project, Sarah is digitizing and analyzing historical data on albatross growth.