I am very interested in how the internal processes of an animal manifest themselves as perceived behaviours, and how environmental factors interact with this. For example, the effect of temperature on metabolism and vertical migration.Understanding the connection between internal processes and behaviours such as habitat usage and vertical migration may allow us to better characterise decision making processes and understand what conditions best promote an animals development and survival. This m
I am interested in how and why animals move throughout their habitat; what environmental parameters drive movement behaviours and what are the benefits to doing so, and what are the implications for management and conservation of the species. Understanding a species movement is a valuable tool for identifying areas of critical habitat use for protection and management.