The ecology of top predators in marine systems: factors affecting their abundance and distribution, role of top predators in marine ecosystems, ecological consequences of top predator declines, role of top predators in monitoring and management of marine ecosystems, interaction between marine megafauna and fisheries
Knowledge of Zoology, Marine Ecology.
Demonstrated understanding of the latest research concerning factors affecting the spatial and temporal distribution of marine top predators
Demonstrated understanding of the role of top predators in marine ecosystems and the consequences of their removal
Ability to critically evaluate the potential for top predators in monitoring and managing the marine environment.