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Graduate Student Tang Studies Whale Populations’ Oil Spill Recovery

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Tingting Tang's research was the subject of an article on the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) website.

When disaster strikes, responders look at how creatures in its path may be impacted to mitigate damage. Tingting takes the process one step further, using mathematical models to predict how long recovery may take. The creatures that Tingting focuses on are some of the Gulf of Mexico’s largest predators and most charismatic animals, beaked and sperm whales.

Tingting Tang is a graduate student in the Department of Mathematics working on her Ph.D. under the direction of Azmy Ackleh.

Read the article here.

Photo: Tingting Tang presents her research on whale population recovery at the 2016 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem conference in Tampa. (Photo provided by Tang)