I am an Ecologist, NASA graduate fellow, and Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University. My research in the Lynch Lab is focused on understanding how shifting environmental conditions are impacting ecological systems in the Southern Ocean.
The majority of this work seeks to better understand the role that physical forcing plays in seabird breeding phenology, food web dynamics, and population processes. I apply both quantitative and remote sensing techniques to answer these questions.
I am ultimately interested in the implications these findings have for both basic questions in ecology and for management applications in the polar regions and beyond.
casey.youngflesh [at] stonybrook.edu
106 Life Sciences
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11790