Dr Taylor K Chapple

Over the past 15 years, I have been studying sharks and other large marine predators around the world focused on their movements, behaviors and population dynamics. From South Africa to Australia to California, using state of the art technology, I have electronically tagged animals to gain insights into their lives when we aren’t there to observe them. At OSU, I study the sharks off our coasts and work with local communities to better understand sharks in Oregon. Relatively little is known about how white, salmon and thresher sharks affect our coastal ecosystems, but I plan to change that.