Jelle Atema, PhD

Jelle Atema, Ph.D., is a marine biologist, and the Professor of Biology at Boston University, a Research Fellow for the Department of Cognitive & Neural Systems, an Adjunct Scientist for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and an Adjunct Scientist for the Marine Biological Laboratory.
The labs he works out of in Boston University and Woods Hole focus on three seemingly disparate research areas: chemical ecology of lobsters, navigation in sharks, and dispersal in larval reef fishes.

These efforts are linked by a common theme: understanding how marine animals sense their environment, how they use this information to make decisions leading to food and mates while avoiding danger, and how these decisions play out in population dynamics.

Living in Alien Worlds
April 2012