I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University. My current research concerns the effects of incidental provisioning from recreational fishing activities on Australia’s coastal ecosystems. Most recently, I have been working in Jervis Bay studying a small population of smooth stingrays that are provisioned by fish waste discarded from a fish cleaning table at a busy local boat ramp. My research also focuses on addressing the broad knowledge gaps that surround the biology and ecology of smooth stingrays through the use of acoustic tracking, stable isotope analysis, population genetics and social network analysis. I have a keen passion for the conservation of elamobranchs, particularly rays, and I intend to get people passionate about these charismatic sea flap flaps and further our understanding of their ecological importance.
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