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PhD Candidate, Environment, Ecology, and Energy Program, UNC-CH

Savannah is originally from Florida and received a BS in zoology at the University of Florida. Her research focuses on the trophic and movement ecology of sharks. She uses metabarcoding of shark fecal matter to reconstruct the diet of juvenile blacktip and scalloped hammerhead sharks in the Galapagos. She is also using acoustic telemetry to actively track juvenile scalloped hammerheads in the nursery habitats to further understand their movement and habitat use at this life stage.

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  • Ryburn, S.J., Ballantine, W.M., Loncan, F.M., Manning, O.G., Alston, M.A., Steinwand, B., & Bruno, J.F. (2022). Public awareness of seafood mislabeling. PeerJ.