Project Description

Reny B. Tyson Moore, Ph.D.

Staff Scientist

Dr. Reny Tyson Moore is a staff scientist with the Chicago Zoological Society’s Sarasota Dolphin Research Program (SDRP). She received her BS in Psychology in 2006 and MS in Biological Oceanography in 2008 from Florida State University where she studied the distribution and abundance of bottlenose dolphins in the coastal waters of the northeast Gulf of Mexico. She went on to receive her Ph.D. in marine science and conservation in 2014 from Duke University where she used high-resolution multi-sensor bio-logging tools to examine foraging behaviors of humpback whales in Antarctica. After her Ph.D. she was an Endeavour Postdoctoral Research Fellow and a Scientific Committee of Antarctic Science Fellow with the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Science at the University of Tasmania in Hobart, Australia.

She began working with the SDRP as a post-doctoral researcher in 2015 and has been a staff scientist since 2017. Reny’s research interests are broadly based in the behavioral ecology of marine mammals, with current projects focused on the use and development of bio-logging and bio-acoustics tools, as well as computer vision and quantitative modeling techniques, to better understand and describe the underlying behaviors of marine mammals relevant to conservation and management actions.