Andrew David Thaler is a post-doctoral researcher examining population structure and connectivity of deep-sea hydrothermal vent endemic invertebrates in the Western Pacific. His interest is in how marine populations interact with each other at local and global scales. His primary focus is in assessing the connectivity of deep-sea hydrothermal vent ecosystems and understanding how patterns of connectivity or isolation affect the ability of vent organisms to re-colonize vents after catastrophic disturbance. He received his B.S. in Biology from Duke University and his Ph.D. in Marine Science and Conservation from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University.
Andrew is also a strong advocate for backyard farming and sustainable pet ownership.
E-mail him at southernfriedscientist at gmail dot com