Will Oestreich is a postdoctoral fellow advised by John Ryan and Kelly Benoit-Bird. He earned his PhD in Biology from Stanford University, as well as MS and BS degrees in Environmental Engineering from Northwestern University. He previously held positions at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Research Interests

I am an ecologist exploring the behavior of animal groups in dynamic and changing ecosystems. Animals’ behavioral decisions are shaped by ecosystem dynamics and a variety of personal and social information sources. These connections between individuals, information, and ecosystem dynamics mediate animals’ ability to collectively adapt to environmental variation and change. I combine bioacoustics, bio-logging, oceanographic tools, and behavioral simulations to understand these processes in animal groups inhabiting the pelagic ocean.