Marine predator foraging and response to molecules of keystone significance

I am investigating the significance of olfactory cues in the foraging of marine predators. By examining the sensory ecology and foraging strategies of penguins and seals, combined with a detailed analysis of their natural, dynamic sensory landscape I aim to identify how species interact with environmental olfactory information when locating prey, and critically, how changes to the sensory landscape will affect the ability of marine predators to respond to environmental variability.

This project is funded by a Macquarie University Research Fellowship.

Preparing for an olfactory cue presentation on Montague Island