Hannah Myers

Hannah Myers

Ph.D. Student

Marine Biology


College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
2150 Koyukuk Drive
Fairbanks, AK 99775
hmyers8@alaska.edu

 

Education

Middlebury College
B.A. Political Science
2014

 

Advisor

 

Biography

I earned a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Chinese Language and Literature from Middlebury College in 2014. After graduating, I worked in economic policy research with the Rural Education Action Program at Stanford University and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, North America at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I then studied the economic implications of fishing gear entanglements of critically endangered North Atlantic right whales at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. At UAF, I am partnering with the North Gulf Oceanic Society to study killer whales using passive acoustic monitoring.

 

Selected Publications

Myers, H.J., and M.J. Moore. 2020. Reducing effort in the U.S. American lobster (Homarus americanus) fishery to prevent North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) entanglements may support higher profits and long-term sustainability. Marine Policy 118:104017. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2020.104017


Myers, H.J., M.J. Moore, M.F. Baumgartner, S.W. Brillant, S.K. Katona, A.R. Knowlton, L. Morissette, H.M. Pettis, G. Shester, and T.B. Werner. 2019. Ropeless fishing to prevent large whale entanglements: Ropeless Consortium report. Marine Policy 107:103587. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2019.103587

Specialties

  • Marine mammal biology
  • Passive acoustic monitoring
  • Marine policy

 

Research Overview

I am studying the year-round spatiotemporal distribution, vocal behavior, and habitat use patterns of three populations of killer whales (Orcinus orca) in the northern Gulf of Alaska. My research involves novel applications of passive acoustic monitoring technology.

 

Awards / Honors

  • Robert and Judy Belous Global Change Research Endowment, 2021
  • Ken Turner Memorial Fellowship, 2021
  • National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship 2020
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship 2020 (declined to accept NDSEG Fellowship)
  • Robert and Kathleen Byrd Award, 2019

 

Certifications

  • PADI Open Water Diver
  • AAUS Scientific Diver
  • CPR/First Aid

 

Affiliations

  • Guest Student, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution