Dr Jaine will be speaking to us next Tuesday about The Sydney Institute of Marine Science and his latest project tracking big yellowtail kingfish.
I am a Research Associate based at the Sydney Institute of Marine Science and Adjunct Fellow at Macquarie University with broad interests in marine ecology, animal biotelemetry, oceanography, biodiversity and the influence of fisheries, climate change and anthropogenic disturbances on the sustainable management of marine organisms.
I have a particular research focus on monitoring populations and movements of sharks, batoid rays, gamefish and other marine megafauna, with expertise in large dataset management, analysis of spatial, presence-absence and time-series datasets, and data visualization using R and GIS.
My current research explores the following themes through various active collaborations, grants and student supervision:
- Continental-scale tracking of movements of Australian marine species to examine population structure and climate change impacts as part of Australia’s Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS, www.imos.org);
- Population and movement ecology of manta and devil rays in Australia and globally;