Both Sequeira Lab's masters students Jessica Pearce and Adrianne Hortle have recently submitted their final theses! This marks the final step in the completion of their respective master's degrees.
The SequeiraLab is happy to announce that the research paper 'Water temperature is a key driver of horizontal and vertical movements of an ocean giant, the whale shark (Rhincondon typus)' led by Lucy Arrowsmith and co-authored by Ana Sequeira, Charitha Pattiaratchi and Mark Meekan, has just been published in the journal Marine Ecology Progress Series!
Oliver has joined the Sequeira Lab from the Harry Butler Institute, Murdoch University, where he has recently submitted his PhD thesis for examination. Oliver specialises in the tagging and tracking of marine megafauna, particularly large sharks. His recent work involved the collection and analysis of high-resolution bio-logging data from the movements of white sharks across the world.
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We are pleased to announced that Dr Ana Sequeira received the Early Career Award at the 7th conference of the International Biologging Society, for having "pioneered the development of global distribution models for marine megafauna species. She was a key plyer in bringing together a long collaborative group of scientists to share their biologging data and to identify global threats that affect these animals. Dr Sequeira has also worked to provide guidance for how we can minimise impact on animals while still making sure the sample sizes are statistically significant for research".
12-October-2021 (written by Jessica Pearce) We are excited to announce that the new review paper "State of shark and ray genomics in an era of extinction" led by our Masters student Jessica Pearce, has just been published in Frontiers in Marine Science! This review discusses how genomics can assist in the conservation of highly threatened …
Adrianne Hortle has joined the Sequeira lab to undertake an interdisciplinary project within the Integrated Coastal Analyses and Sensor Technology (ICoAST) and Gathaagudu Animal Tracking (GAT) projects linking remote sensing seagrass mapping and turtle observations in Shark Bay (Gathaagudu), Western Australia.
The movement patterns of sympatric apex predatory sharks has just been published in Ecography: 'Comprehensive analytical approaches reveal species-specific search strategies in sympatric apex predatory sharks'.
Ben D’Antonio has joined the Sequeira lab to undertake an exciting project investigating the vertical and horizontal movements of apex predators at two World Heritage sites in Western Australia. Ben’s PhD work will be embedded in the Gathaagudu Animal Tracking (GAT) ...