Marine Ecologist, National Park Service, Glacier Bay Field Station
Dr Jamie Womble is a marine ecologist based in Juneau, Alaska. Her research interests are focussed on using innovative tools to assess the influence of prey availability and changes in ice habitat on the foraging ecology, diving behaviour, distribution, and migrations of top marine predators in temperate and subpolar regions. Jamie currently leads research projects on harbour seals and sea otters for the National Park Service in tidewater glacier fjords in Alaska. Jamie holds a PhD in Wildlife Science from Oregon State University, an MS from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and was an Endeavour Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies at the University of Tasmania. Jamie has led and participated in research projects throughout coastal Alaska, Argentina, Chile, and Tasmania on fish, songbirds, penguins, seals, sea lions, sea otters and whales.