Shane had been the driving force behind the DSWP since 2005. He has spent thousands of hours in the company of the over 20 social units off Dominica. His research is focused on the link between multilevel societies and functionally diverse communication systems. Shane is currently a Villum Research Fellow in the Marine Bioacoustics Lab at Aarhus University.

Shane oversees the both the research objectives and the field operations of the DSWP. He co-supervises or sits on the advisory committee of all of the students working on the project. Learn more about Shane at his personal website.