Gerald Singh is currently completing his PhD in Canada through the University of British Columbia in the field of Marine biology and conservation. During his visit at the University of Queensland he will be working with Dr. Jonathan Rhode, Dr. Edd Hammill and Prof. Hugh Possingham.
Conservation and ecology of Pacific salmon with an emphasis on their ecosystems, including connections between marine, freshwater and terrestrail habitats. - biology of extinction risk, using large-scale comparative analyses of marine and freshwater fish species to udnerstand how life histories interact with particular kinds of threats to determine population responses, with an emphaiss on fisheries.
- Applied marine conservation with Tropical Marine Ecology Lab (TMEL) - Marine protected areas - Reconstructing patterns of ecological change on coral reefs (mostly through mata-analyses) - Invasion of Caribbean reefs by Indo-Pacific lionfish - Retains a small program in behavioural ecology
Tyler will work with Dr. Tara Martin (his PhD co-supervisor) and Dr. Jean-Baptiste Pichancourt based at CSIRO in Brisbane, Australia. During his visit he will build a matrix population model describing the dynamic of the Monarch Butterfly throughout its migratory pathway. The model will then be combined with decision theory to determine the best method of conserving Monarch butterflies throughout their range.
Brett's research program focuses on the study of bycatch – the incidental capture of non-target organisms that occurs during the process of fishing. He is interested in the role that Bycatch Reduction Devices (BRDs) and other technology can play in solving the global problem of bycatch, and how technological solutions compare in effectiveness to more conventional management strategies. Brett's case study system is the British Columbia spot prawn trap fishery, an industry lauded for its sustainable catches.