Discovery Early Career Researcher Award - Grant ID: DE170100841 [ 2017 - 2023 ]

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Researchers Dr Ana Martins Sequeira

Brief description This project aims to apply analyses from big data approaches to reveal movement patterns at unprecedented scales. Environmental legislation dictates that industries (e.g. oil and gas) reduce their effect on marine megafauna such as sharks, whales, or turtles. However, the extent of their effect is unknown, due to limited understanding of these animals’ movements. With large satellite tracking datasets now available, the challenge is to develop a synthetic analytical approach to identify scaling laws and to understand global drivers of marine megafauna movement. Findings are expected to improve the ability to sustainably exploit marine resources while conserving biodiversity.

Funding Amount $372,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

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