Our research

– Current activities –

Our research focuses on marine ecological questions relevant to conservation and largely explores the influence of human activities on marine ecosystems.

Key questions our research explores include:

  • How do pelagic sharks and fishes respond to the establishment of large marine reserves?
  • What roles do apex predators play in tropical marine ecosystems?
  • How is climate variability manifested in fish growth and what does this mean for warming oceans?
  • How are sharks and fishes distributed on biogeographical scales and in relation to habitat?
  • What are the socioeconomic drivers of illegal fishing?

These questions are addressed using a range of techniques included BRUVS, telemetry, biomarkers and predictive modelling.