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Alyson Fleming

Research Faculty

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences | Department of Forest & Wildlife Ecology

Aly Fleming is a research faculty at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Her research focuses on cetacean ecology and climate change biology. Previously, she worked with the National Marine Fisheries Service and the U.S. Department of State on marine conservation. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) where she also served as a policy advisor to the Smithsonian MarineGeo Program, an international network of marine observatories. Fleming received her PhD from Scripps Institution of Oceanography and her B.S. from Tufts University.


Ecological History Recorded in Whale Tissues

This talk gives an overview of my current research that uses whale bones, teeth, and baleen from museum collections to look at individual behaviors of whales as well as changes in their environment.

Cetacean Biology & Ecology

This is a lecture that can be tailored to any age that introduces the species, evolution, and ecology of whales.

Arctic Ecosystem Change and Policy

This talk gives an overview of the Arctic ecosystem, the changes that are occurring there, and the policy structures, both domestic and international, that govern this unique environment.