My main research interest is understanding behavioural adaptations employed by marine organisms to meet physiological and biological demands. My focus is on top predators and I use two major approaches: stable isotope analysis and acoustic telemetry (see below). At a broad level my interests/background include:
- Marine biodiversity, conservation, and ecology
- Predator-prey relationships
- Trophic interactions in food webs
- Movement and habitat selection of marine organisms
- Interspecific and intraspecific feeding behaviour
- Using biomarkers to understand trophic ecology
The application of stable isotope analysis in ecosystem studies is a powerful tool that uses biogeochemical markers to explore the relationship between animals, their diet, and their environment.
Passive acoustic telemetry enables long-term continuous tracking of marine animals. It consists of two main components: transmitter (implanted into organism) and receiver (moored listening device).