[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP140100319]
Researchers A/Prof Culum Brown; Dr Tristan Guttridge; Dr Joanna Wiszniewski; Mr Marlin Gregor; Dr Nathan Knott
Brief description Sharks are vital components of marine ecosystems and contribute significantly to ecotourism and fisheries. Due to their slow rate of growth and reproduction, sharks are susceptible to over exploitation. A lack of knowledge regarding their behaviour and movement patterns is a key impediment to effective management. This project will examine social interactions and migration patterns of Port Jackson sharks using a unique combination of genetic techniques, novel acoustic tag technology, behavioural manipulations and modern social network analysis. Once verified, the approach developed can be applied to other marine predators of particular management concern.The data generated will directly inform fisheries and conservation management policy.
Funding Amount 267097
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects