Movement ecology and behaviour of sheep
For my Masters thesis I am looking at movement and behaviour in the Griffith Lab at Macquarie University. I am describing individual and group movement patterns in sheep to understand how grazing herbivores make foraging decisions in Australia's unpredictable arid zone. Decision-making is affected by a range of intrinsic and extrinsic factors. For this project I am also investigating the role personality traits play in making movement decisions. I collect data from GPS collared sheep out at Fowlers Gap in rural New South Wales. If this project sounds like something you would be interested in please get in touch and check out this page. I am always happy to talk about opportunities to get involved with fieldwork or my research (and science in general).
Sociability and stress in eastern grey kangaroos
I studied a population of wild kangaroos at Sundown National Park in Queensland, Australia. Myself and other members of the BERG Lab at the University of Queensland constructed a social network of over 200 kangaroos from observational data. My project investigated the relationship between social network position and stress hormones in female kangaroos.