Rob Clemens is a PhD candidate researching the impacts of pulses in resource availability on migratory species, using migratory shorebirds that use Australia’s ephemeral wetlands as a case study.
Research is focused on characterising the dynamics of pulses in migratory shorebird habitat suitability across the Australian continent, and then looking to identify how those pulse dynamics impact both migratory shorebird populations and when and where we might manage water for migratory shorebirds in Australia.
Rob has also been helping with the bird migration project since coming to UQ. Rob graduated from Humboldt State University with an MS in Natural Resources and has worked previously on projects related to raptor or shorebird biology. His current research interests include shorebird population ecology, habitat modelling, and avian conservation.