Recent Work History

  • Develop population estimates for three species of NZ seabirds (white-capped albatross, Westland petrel, flesh-footed shearwater) using aerial photography and other techniques to examine the effects of fishing on population viability
  • Census of New Zealand fur seals along west coast of NZ's South Island using aerial photography
  • Seabird monitoring study at Coringa Herald National Nature Reserve
  • Provision of technical and expert advice to the Agreement on the Consevation of Albatrosses and Petrels
  • Seabird bycatch risk assessment for Australian longline fisheries as required under the FAO's IPOA-Seabirds
  • Literature review of available methods for remote tracking of the Orange-bellied Parrot
  • Population modelling of captive management scenarios to prevent the extinction of the Tasmanian Devil
  • Preparation of a recovery plan for the Tasmanian Devil
  • Preparation of a recovery plan for Abbott’s Booby
  • Preparation of issues papers on threatened seabirds
  • Preparation of issues papers for the grey nurse and great white shark
  • Editing and finalising 12 Recovery Plans for threatened Tasmanian flora and fauna
  • Development of educational material on Grey Nurse Shark for recreational fishers
  • Development of elephant seal monitoring program for Macquarie Island
  • Risk assessment on the import of live ferrets under the EPBC Act
  • Risk assessment on the import of hybrid cats under the EPBC Act
  • Analysis of population data for albatross colonies at South Georgia
  • Development of guidelines for wind farms to assist in determining whether an action should be referred under the EPBC Act
  • Review of Assessment Documentation and Conclusions for the Bald Hills Wind Farm
  • Assessment of the impact of a runway extension at Christmas Island on the endangered Abbott’s booby