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Marine Megafauna Conservation and Ecology

Marine Megafauna Conservation and Ecology

We address threats to marine biodiversity and ecosystem resilience. Our focus is on behavioural and population-level responses to anthropogenic forcing.

Our research

Our work examines exploitation and extinction risks to marine species and their interconnectivity. These include the:

  • implications of fisheries by-catch
  • direct effects of anthropogenic activity on mammal behaviour and distributions

Mitigating marine mammal bycatch

We have developed low-cost passive alarms/acoustic reflectors. These mitigate marine mammal bycatch and the impacts from windfarms. We develop algorithms for classifying underwater sounds in marine mammal monitoring.