6-Aug-2020 (written by Michael Taylor)
Michael Taylor has joined the Sequeira lab to undertake an exciting project investigating movement, interactions, and habitat use of Shark Bay’s iconic megafauna. Shark Bay has been affected by climate change with significant shifts recorded in the make-up of the seagrass community following heatwave events over the last decade. This research will be undertaken under the co-supervision of key researchers from the University of Western Australia (UWA) Oceans Institute, including Prof Gary Kendrick and Dr Matthew Fraser , and through a two-way collaboration with the Malgana Peoples.
Mike grew up in the United Kingdom, where he undertook his undergraduate degree at the University of Sheffield (BSc hons). He then relocated to Perth to do a Masters in Biological Science at UWA studying fish ecology using stereo-video systems. Prior to starting with the Sequeira Lab Mike has held positions at UWA, the Australian Institute of Marine Science, and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. Mike is active in sharing his passion for the oceans and previously co-authored “Perth Fish: Explore, Identify, Enjoy!” an educational guide to the fish found in coastal waters around Perth that was made freely available to schools across the region.