Arafura Timor Research Facility,
23 Ellangowan Drive,
Darwin, NT 0810
I am currently a postdoctoral researcher based at the Australian Institute of Marine Science, Darwin. My current research uses biotelemetry and other forms of spatial observations to examine the movement ecology and distribution patterns of threatened species. I am particularly interested in understanding how sea snake populations are affected by environmental change and their vulnerability to anthropogenic threats (e.g. trawl and trap fishing, coastal development). My research aims to develop robust quantitative techniques to understand how animals interact with their environment, respond to anthropogenic threats and produce outcomes relevant to management and conservation.
I completed a Bachelor of Science degree in New Zealand majoring in zoology and ecology. I then moved to Townsville to further explore the ecology of marine animals and completed an honours degree at James Cook University, Townsville looking at the spatial ecology of coastal sharks during extreme weather conditions. For my Ph.D studies, I explored the movement ecology and dive physiology of marine snakes in North Queensland.
Membership of key national committees
Australia’s Environment Minister, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, joined University of Tasmania scientists and volunteer divers on a Reef Life Survey at Tinderbox Marine Reserve south of Hobart today.
After the dive, the Minister joined UTAS Vice Chancellor, Professor Peter Rathjen, at Hobart’s Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies to launch the Marine Biodiversity Hub, one of six hubs funded under the National Environmental Science Programme (NESP).
The NESP is a six-...
Wednesday 10 December 2014
The Australian Government has announced the successful organisations to lead research hubs under the $142.5 million National Environmental Science Programme (NESP). The programme will assist decision-makers to understand, manage and conserve Australia's environment by funding world-class biodiversity and climate science. This research will ensure decisions about managing Australia's biodiversity and environmental resources are made on the best available...