Rosanna Milligan, PhD

Rosanna Milligan is an Assistant Professor at Nova Southeastern University. Rosanna earned her PhD (Deep-Sea Ecology) at the University of Glasgow, UK. Her research interests lie in understanding how the distributions and biodiversity patterns of deep-sea animals are shaped by both natural and anthropogenic drivers across multiple scales. She is particularly interested in the role that mobile fauna (particularly fishes) may play in connecting spatially and temporally disconnected ecosystems. Her Seascape Ecology Lab has a strong focus on data analysis, where she and her team use a variety of statistical and data-driven approaches to better understand dynamic spatial distributions and diversity patterns in deep-sea animals and their driving processes in open ocean and deep-sea ecosystems. As we gain a better understanding of the natural drivers of change within such ecosystems, we will be better able to understand and predict the effects of increasing human impacts at all ocean depths.