Looking at resource partitioning between Eudyptes spp. (crested penguins) during their winter at-sea distributions.
What my project involves
Processing lots of geolocation tracks, collaborating with amazing researchers from around the world, learning on a steep curve, having fun using different analyses to tell a story.
Fun trivia about my research
Eudyptes penguins are the most diverse and wide spread of the penguin groups making them highly successful evolutionary adaptors.
Research project in a haiku
Winter is coming
Where do crested penguins go?
Many tracks to process
Niche partitioning, foraging ecology, marine top predators
I'm from South Africa
Previous work I've done
MSc on African penguins and Cape gannets, avifaunal husbandry, environmental consulting, field biologist, raptor monitoring for wind farms, seabird biologist on Marion Island for 13 months.
Committees and affiliations
BOTES (Bottom of the Earth Society)
Favourite R function / resource / short-cut