(c) Deron Verbeck
MOLLY SCOTT, Marine Research Analyst
Cooperative Institute of Marine and Atmospheric Research, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
I come to the team having recently completed my PhD at James Cook University in Australia. Broadly, I am interested in the impacts of climate change and associated environmental pertubations on the movement, behaviour and physiology of important fisheries species. My PhD used acoustic telemetry to investigate the influence of ocean warming on home range, swim speed, and fine-scale movement patterns of an important tropical fisheries species on the Great Barrier Reef (GBR). Within the Sharktagger Team, my focus is on data analysis, in order to enhance information for fisheries managers to help make informed decisions about the protection and sustainable use of fisheries and associated bycatch.