Dr. Aaron Carlisle is marine biologist interested in the spatial, trophic, and physiological ecology of marine fishes. His work has largely focused on pelagic fishes and elasmobranchs (sharks, skates, and rays), and he employs a variety of research techniques, including chemical tracers (e.g. stable isotope analysis), electronic tagging, and modeling approaches.
As part of this cruise, Aaron will be part of the shark ecology team in addition to being responsible for collecting environmental and biological samples that will be used to study the food web dynamics in the White Shark Café and trophic ecology of pelagic predators in this oceanic habitat.
Aaron is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Marine Science and Policy at the University of Delaware. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University and his M.Sc. from Moss Landing Marine Laboratories.