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Charlotte Birkmanis

PhD Candidate, The UWA Oceans Institute and School of Biological Sciences, University of Western Australia

Charlotte is a marine ecologist with an interest in marine predator behaviour, conservation and science outreach. Currently a PhD candidate researching where sharks are and why they are there, Charlotte previously attained a First Class Honours in Marine Biology for her research on shark and ray vertebral biomechanics, complementing an Applied Science degree majoring in Ecology (awarded with distinction) and an Arts degree in Mandarin Chinese. Charlotte’s research combines her passion for sharks and previous experience as a consultant marine ecologist in Australia, the Pacific Region and Asia to highlight the importance of predators in our oceans.

Experience

  • –present
    PhD Candidate, UWA Oceans Institute and School of Biological Sciences, University of Western Australia

Education

  •  
    University of Queensland, Bachelor of Science - First Class Honours (Marine Biology - Biomechanics)
  •  
    Queensland University of Technology, Bachelor of Applied Science (Ecology) - Distinction
  •  
    Queensland University of Technology, Bachelor of Arts (International and Global Studies - Mandarin Chinese)

Publications

  • 2020
    Future distribution of suitable habitat for pelagic sharks in Australia under climate change models,
  • 2020
    Shark conservation hindered by lack of habitat protection,

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    Robson and Robertson Award
    Role:
    PhD research
    Funding Source:
    Jock Clough Marine Foundation

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Marine Sciences Association
  • Australian Society for Fish Biology
  • American Elasmobranch Society
  • Ecological Society of Australia

Research Areas

  • Language, Communication And Culture (20)
  • Behavioural Ecology (060201)
  • Ecology (0602)
  • Applied Statistics (010401)
  • Conservation And Biodiversity (050202)
  • Fisheries Sciences (0704)
  • Marine And Estuarine Ecology (Incl. Marine Ichthyology) (060205)