Biology & Marine Biology

Faculty & Staff


Alyson H. Fleming, Adjunct Research Faculty

Ph.D., Biological Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC – San Diego, 2013
B.S., Tufts University, 2004
Myrtle Grove 1051|Center for Marine Science| 
5600 Marvin K Moss Lane, Wilmington, NC 28409-5928, |(910) 962-7302, 


Research Interests

My primary research focuses on cetacean ecology and climate change biology. I’m interested in using top predators as indicators of their ecosystems, past and present. I use a combination of field work methods to study contemporary populations and museum collection work to study historical populations.

In addition to scientific research, I frequently work at the intersection of the science and policy realms. I’m particularly interested in international marine conservation and policy and in improving communication between scientists and resource managers.

Selected Publications