Staff Profile

Daniel Zitterbart

Preferred Name: Daniel Paranhos Zitterbart

ASSOC. SCIENTIST W/O TENURE

APPLIED OCEAN PHYSICS & ENGINEERING

Email: dzitterbart@whoi.edu

Phone: 508 289 3613

Office: BIGELOW LABORATORY 

Address:
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution,   Mail Stop 11
266 Woods Hole Road
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Website: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9429-4350

Lab/Group Site: https://www2.whoi.edu/site/mars/

Some Info <strong>Preferred email:</strong> dpz@whoi.edu

Research Statement

In the Marine Animal Remote Sensing (MARS) Lab at WHOI, we use remote sensing methods such as photography, satellites, radar, passive acoustic monitoring and roboticsĀ  to study ecosystem health as well as behavior and ecology of top predators. We focus on two main systems, penguins and large whales, mostly somewhere on the southern hemisphere. We try to find general rules which govern motion of animals, groups of animals, or even populations and infer ecosystem health from measured collective behavior parameters. The topic of our work is reflected in the groups composition where we have physicists, biologists and computer scientists.