Foraging behaviour of Bass Strait marine predators

The student will assist in the analysis of at-sea movements and behaviour of numerous marine mammal (fur seals) and seabird (little penguins, gannets, shearwaters etc.) species in south-eastern Australia in relation to environmental variables. The student will develop skills in interpreting data from GPS tracking, dive behaviour loggers, accelerometers and animal-borne cameras. In addition, the work will involve developing skills in numerous relevant R packages.   If conditions and logistics are available, the student may have an opportunity to collect additional data in the field.

Language requirements: 
English or French
Specific competences required : 
A high level of competence in R is required.
Safety issues: 
If field work is conducted, students will be inducted in all relevant safety procedures.
Accommodation possibilities : 
There may be accommodation available on campus but cheaper options can be found externally. Numerous websites will provide insights into costs:;;
Additional costs to be covered by the student: 
Describe the additional costs to be covered by the student: 
The student is expected to cover all their living costs when not in the field.