A novel top-down approach to ecosystem management using multivariate foraging strategies of an iconicmarine top-predator

  • Reina, Richard (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Hays, Graeme Clive (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Chiaradia, Andre (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Jarman, Simon N. (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Kato, Akiko (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Ropert-Coudert, Yan (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Understanding predator aggregation patterns in relation to marine productivity is critical in designing
ecosystem-level conservation plans for protecting marine habitats and species. We will develop a new
approach to measure prey abundance and availability in the marine ecosystem for the management of resources of top-predators. This will be of specific benefit in areas where a strong need exists for
conservation of prey species with economic importance too low to justify expensive at-sea research.
Effective start/end date3/11/1415/08/19


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD193,000.00
  • Monash University: AUD10,500.00
  • Deakin University
  • Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) | Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
  • Phillip Island Nature Park Board of Management Inc (trading as Phillip Island Nature Park): AUD86,000.00
  • Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien (Hubert Curien Multi-disciplinary Institute)