These interactions, their biological and ecological relevance, are fundamental to understanding the biology and ecology of a species as well as its role in the ecosystem. Importantly, this information can also be used to foster improved management and conservation practices.
To address these questions, I use a variety of approaches, including chemical tracer techniques (e.g. stable isotope analysis, trace elements, contaminants), biologging (satellite, acoustic, and other models of electronic tags), and habitat and biophysical modelling.
It is important to address fundamental questions in biology and ecology, and conduct applied research that can be used to help manage and conserve species and ecosystems in an ocean that is rapidly changing due to human activity and climate change.
Sentinel Species ResearchThe Ecology and Ecosystem Roles of Reef Sharks in the Indian Ocean MPA
Sentinel Species ResearchThe Importance of the Chagos Archipelago for Pelagic Predators in the Indian Ocean