Project number Chief Investigator Project name
0708/28 Bruce Deagle Population-level dietary genot..
0708/28 Bruce Deagle Population-level dietary genot..
10/14 Catherine Kemper Combining genetics and morphology to resolve a longstanding taxonomic and conservation management issue: How many bottlenose dolphin species are there in Australian waters?
10/21 Christine Erbe Acoustic investigation of new bycatch mitigation pingers
10/13 Daniele Cagnazzi Anthropogenic contaminants in Queensland’s coastal dolphins: levels and toxicological effects
10/8 Helene Marsh Developing a decision process based on expert knowledge to inform the management of dugongs and coastal dolphins in Northern Australia: the Yanyuwa sea country in the Northern Territory as a case study: Phase 2
0708/11 Hendrick Kniest New Computerised Fluke Matching System for Humpback Whales
10/11 Isabel Beasley Informing the conservation status of the Australian snubfin dolphin by assessing its distribution and abundance in adjacent waters
09/3 Janet M Lanyon Determining baseline health and disease parameters for wild dugongs in urban and non-urban waters of northern Australia
2008 John Bannister Southern Right Whale Aerial Survey, South Australian Coast, August 2008
10/1 John Bannister Monitoring Population dynamics of right whales off southern Australia
0708/12 John Bannister Population status of Western Australian humpback whales, 2008
0607/25 John Bannister Population dynamics of right whales off southern Australia
09/43 Leigh Torres Habitat use and distribution patterns of southern right whales and sperm whales discerned from spatial analyses of 19th century whaling records
0809/13 Luciana Möller Unravelling the genetic structure and diversity of Balaenoptera musculus in Australia: the genetic identity of Geographe Bay blue whales
10/33 Luciana Möller Population size, structure and habitat preferences of common dolphins in South Australia: enhancing the assessment, reduction and mitigation of fisheries operational interactions.
09/9 Luciana Moller Population genetic structure of Australian sperm whales
09/7 Luciana Möller Population genetic structure of blue whales in Australia and surrounding regions: Genetic assessment of northern Indian Ocean blue whales and connectivity with Australian blue whales
09/8 Luciana Moller Population size of blue whales in Australian waters
10/30 Lyndon Brooks Modelling the abundance and habitat preferences of coastal dolphins in the Gold Coast region
09/39 Mark Hindell Track: A new tool for integration, interpolation and visualisation of animal tracking data
09/42 Mark Hindell Southern right whales and stable isotopes: Towards defining southern right whale habitat and trophic ecology
0607/40 Michael Noad Abundance estimates of the east Australian humpback whale population
0708/18 Michael Noad Humpback whales and the impact of noise: Controlled Exposure Experiments
0809/8 Michael Noad Review of existing sighting datasets to assess the spatial and temporal distribution of humpback whales within the Great Barrier Reef for identifying potential breeding/calving grounds.
09/17 Rachael Gray Prevalence and impact of hookworm infection on Australian sea lion populations
10/20 Rebecca Dunlop Feeding behaviour and feeding ecology of humpback whales in southern New South Wales.
09/23 Rebecca Dunlop Evaluation of WA Humpback surveys 1999, 2005, 2008: Where to from here?
10/24 Rebecca Pirzl Australian Southern Right Whale Photo-identification Catalogue: Phase One – Design development
09/19 Simon Allen Genetic Structure and Abundance of fishery-impacted dolphin populations of the Pilbara region, North-Western Australia
0708/14 Amanda Hodgson Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for surveys of marine mammals in Australia: test of concept
0809/9 Chandra Salgado Kent A Comparison of Group IV Humpback Whale Population Estimates from Two Key Locations Along the Western Australian Coast - Implications for Future Survey Location and Methodology
09/27 David Blair Genetic evidence for distinctiveness and connectivity among Australian dugongs
0809/14 David Holley Movement behaviours and habitat usage of West Kimberley dugongs: A community based approach
0809/19 Guido J. Parra Population genetics and phylogeography of Australian snubfin and humpback dolphins: defining appropriate management units for conservation-Stage 1
0809/7 Hendrik Kniest Final development of a new computerised fluke matching system and creation of a fluke database for humpback whales photographed off the east coast of Australia from 1999-2005
0708/03 Helene Marsh Improving information on dugong movements and habitat use using innovative tracking technology
0607/34 Janet Lanyon Determining critical reproductive parameters for a subtropical dugong population
0607/35 Janet Lanyon Gene-tagging the dugongs of southern Queensland to determine population dynamics, relatedness and movements.
09/41 John Bannister Monitoring population dynamics of right whales off southern Australia
0809/17 Kenneth Pollock Improving analysis of marine mammal populations using natural marks and capture-recapture analysis
09/46 Lars Bejder Workshop: Spatial Modelling of Cetacean habitat use and abundance
0607/41 Luciana Moller Novel genetic markers for stock identification of blue whales and genetic differentiation between the two main Australian feeding aggregations
09/45 Margie Morrice Blue Whale Workshop 2010
0809/5 Mark Hindell Quantifying trophic links in several Antarctic marine predators
0607/12 Mark Hindell Investigative development of minimally invasive means to gather demographic information in cetacea: A comprehensive comparative approach
09/25 Michael Noad Abundance estimates of the east Australian humpback whale population: 2010 survey
0607/4 Peter Gill An ecological approach to determining blue whale abundance, critical habitat and seismic impacts in the Bonney Upwelling
0809/6 Rebecca Dunlop Further investigation into abundance estimates of migrating humpback whales in Australia: Resolving unmodelled heterogeneity, estimating g(0) and producing new abundance estimates for both populations.
0607/9 Richard Campbell Interaction between the demersal gillnet fisheries and Australian sea lions in Western Australia
0708/08 Roger Kirkwood Australian fur seal pup production and population trends
0607/15 Scott Baker Population genetic structure of long-finned pilot whales in Tasmania and social dynamics of mass strandings
0708/27 Simon Goldsworthy Developing population monitoring protocols to determine the abundance of Australian sea lions at key subpopulations in South Australia
09/40 Stephen Burnell Southern right whales - 2009 census and photo identification at Head of Bight, South Australia
IPF10/19 Vagi Rei Increasing knowledge on cetacean diversity, building in-country research capacity, and working towards a national cetacean management plan in Papua New Guinea
0607/13 Simon Goldsworthy Developing population monitoring protocols for Australian sea lions
0708/26 Simon Goldsworthy Methods for distinguishing foraging ecotypes within and among Australian sea lion subpopulations: their importance to defining genetic population structure and assisting spatial management of fisheries.
0809/27 Simon Goldsworthy A stable isotope method to rapidly screen the foraging ecotype profiles of Australian sea lion subpopulations: improving foraging distribution models to assist bycatch mitigation in gillnet fisheries
0607/20 Catherine Kemper Establishment of an Australian centre for marine mammal age determination using tooth structure: a case study using bottlenose dolphin teeth to investigate the relationships of age, reproductive status and toxic contaminant levels in South Australia.
09/32 Douglas H Cato Beaked whale habitat modelling part of Coral Sea using environmental data and acoustic detection survey data
0607/31 Helene Marsh The distribution and abundance of the dugong in Gulf of Carpentaria waters: a basis for cross-jurisdictional conservation planning and management
0607/32 Helene Marsh A spatially explicit population model to inform negotiations between Traditional Owners and the relevant management agencies about options to manage the dugong fishery in Torres Strait
0809/1 Helene Marsh Increasing the accuracy of dugong population estimates from aerial surveys by quantifying dugong diving behaviour
0809/2 Helene Marsh Developing a decision process based on expert knowledge to inform the management of dugongs and coastal dolphins in Northern Australia: the Yanyuwa sea country in the Northern Territory as a case study.
09/29 Helene Marsh Informing dugong hunting management in Torres Strait by studying dugong movements and habitat usage
10/2 Helene Marsh Aerial survey of Torres Strait to evaluate the efficacy of an enforced and possibly extended Dugong Sanctuary as one of the tools for managing the dugong fishery
10/37 Helene Marsh Aerial survey of the urban coast of Queensland to evaluate the response of the Dugong population to the widespread effects of the January 2011 floods and Cyclone Yasi
09/44 Mandy Watson Status, structure and distribution of Southern-Right Whales in South-East Australia - Phase 1
0708/20 Michael Double Population size and distribution of Western Australian pygmy blue whales
0708/21 Michael Double Population structure and sub-structure of Australian humpback whales
0607/23 Nick Gales Monitoring medium and large-scale movements of baleen whales using satellite telemetry
2010 Rob Harcourt Sperm Whale Aerial Survey, WA
0809/12 Rob Harcourt Microsatellites, mating systeand males influence on management units in the Australian sea lion
0607/42 Rob Harcourt Genetic stock identification of southern right whales off the south coast of Australia: phase 2
0809/23 Simon Jarman (Cetacean Aging) Identification of gene expression differences among cetacean age classes and their application to cetacean age estimation
09/36 Simon Goldsworthy Maintaining the monitoring of pup production at key Australian sea lions at colonies in South Australia
09/35 Simon Goldsworthy Using the foraging behaviour of the threatened Australian sea lion to assess habitat quality and inform the zoning of marine parks in South Australia
09/34 Simon Goldsworthy Inter-seasonal variation in cohort survival to recruitment in the threatened Australian sea lion: demographic modelling of the Seal Bay population to assist management and recovery of the species
09/38 Simon Goldsworthy Structure and subdivision of the Australian sea lion - defining species-wide management units using ecological and genetic information
10/26 Simon Goldsworthy Maintaining the monitoring of pup production at key Australian sea lions at colonies in South Australia
IPF10/1-4 Ejaz Ahmad Conservation of Cetaceans in North Arabian Sea, along the Balochistan Coast, Pakistan
IPF10/11 Brian Smith Abundance, ranging patterns, habitat selection and fisheries interactions of Indo-Pacific humpback and Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins in coastal waters of the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh
IPF10/17 Aisake Batisbasanga Establishing a long-term dataset for monitoring trends in humpback whale migration through Fijian waters
2010 Post Doc Amanda Hodgson Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to survey marine mammals: development of methodology and a comparison with manned aerial survey estimates.
2011 Post Doc Isabel Beasley Improving the understanding of the conservation status of the Australian snubfin and humpback dolphins: Identification of critical habitats in the Gulf of Carpentaria and southern PNG