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Team

Geoff Tuck I am a population modeller that uses integrated modelling methods to inform and assist the decision making process for managers with regard to population status, historical and future population impacts, and the consequences of alternative management regimes. I have worked extensively on impact assessments for Southern Ocean albatrosses, and am currently working on assessments of the consequences of secondary poisoning from the pest eradication on Macquarie Island, alternative engineering solutions for mitigating seabird bycatch in fisheries and improving on-vessel monitoring systems to record and analyse catch and bycatch.
Denise Hardesty I’ve been leading a portfolio of projects focused on understanding and mitigating the risks associated with plastic pollution for the last several years. My TEPS related work focuses on governance and ecological risk to marine fauna including seabirds, marine mammals and sea turtles.
Alistair Hobday My research on TEPS is around understanding impacts and developing management options under climate change. I have developed a range of methods to prioritise adaptation options for  seabirds and marine mammals. I have been involved in several experiments to improve breeding success of albatross through direct intervention. I work closely with management agency staff to test these interventions.
Toby Patterson My primary research topic is understanding demographic and movement processes for furthering ecological understanding of population dynamics for conservation and management. I have developed methods for analysis of spatial and behavioural data collected from iconic and apex marine organisms.
Chris Wilcox

My research integrates field data and analytical tools to address applied questions in conservation and fisheries management.  I am interested in a number of issues around TEPS, including estimation and management of fisheries bycatch, population modelling, decision theory, and human behaviour and incentives.  At present I am working on variation in bycatch rates and ecological risk analysis for plastic pollution in marine systems.
Robin Thomson Modelling and population biology
Shane Richards I am a quantitative ecologist with broad research interests covering behavioural, population, community and evolutionary ecology. Areas of specific interest include: plant-pollinator interactions, species coexistence, and optimal foraging. I also work on topics in statistical ecology, including: likelihood methods and model selection. I am particularly interested in applying these skills to real-world problems in the areas of conservation biology and resource management.
Cathy Bulman Ecosystem modelling
Linda Thomas Project coordination