Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center
Jere A. Chase Ocean Engineering Lab
24 Colovos Road
Durham, New Hampshire 03824
Kerri Seger is a post-doctoral researcher in Dr. Jennifer Miksis-Olds’s lab. She graduated with bachelor’s degrees in ecology, zoology, and music education from The Ohio State University and went on to combine those disciplines in an oceanography Ph.D. from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. Kerri’s doctoral thesis spanned several underwater bioacoustics topics. It mapped soundscapes of critical habitats occupied by gray whales and humpback whales in México, and bowhead whales in the Arctic Ocean; it estimated the density of humpback whale singers using recordings of their song intensity; and it catalogued humpback whale social calls across various areas of the Pacific Ocean. As a researcher at UNH, Seger will study the relative presence of and investigate potential environmental drivers for marine mammals that use high-frequency vocalizations off the North Slope of Alaska. When not conducting research, she can be found training for triathlons.