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Welcome to the Hein Group based at NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center and UC Santa Cruz’ Institute for Marine Sciences. We are interested in understanding why organisms move in the ways that they do. We use experiments, mathematics, and computational models to understand the rules organisms use to make movement decisions, and how movement influences the rates of ecological interactions and the dynamics of ecosystems. See our research pages for more information.

New NSF grant focused on the neuroscience of attack and evasion maneuvers

New postdoc position in our group to study attack and evasion (info here)

New NOAA funding to develop machine vision tools for underwater imagery