Gretchen is an applied research scientist specialising in fish ecology and biology, and fisheries science with a focus on forage fish such as sardine and mackerels. Gretchen is also involved with research using autonomous underwater vehicles to survey seafloor habitats in southern Australia. Gretchen earned a BSc and MSc in the USA and completed a PhD at the University of Adelaide. Gretchen’s PhD research focused on the use of fish ear bones as bioarchives. Gretchen has a strong collaborative background and works with many different stakeholders from universities, government agencies, industry associations, and in natural resource management.