Mikayla Twiss

I am interested in using trait-based ecology to characterize the functional traits of understudied organisms to better understand their interactions with other species and their environments. Currently, I am working towards receiving my Master’s of Marine Science at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in the Seascape Ecology Lab under Dr. Rosanna Milligan. My thesis project utilizes computer-aided outline techniques to analyze the body shape of stomiiform fishes to relate their morphology with their established traits (e.g., vertical distribution patterns, diel vertical migration behaviors, and dietary preferences). I previously received my Bachelor’s of Science in Marine Biology and Captive Wildlife Care and Education at Unity College, Maine.