Past Honours Student
Daniel joined the ResearchEcology lab in 2018 during the 3rd year of his undergraduate degree, majoring in Zoology and Ecology & Conservation Biology. In this year, he worked with an existing multi-decadal dataset to detect shifts in the seabird communities off south-eastern Tasmania as a result of climate change. Currently, Daniel is working on an honours project looking at predation of seabird nestlings by a giant centipede from Phillip Island, near Norfolk Island. He will compile detailed quantitative observations of centipede encounters, especially their feeding behaviour, to better understand the species’ ecology. This project will also involve using stable isotope analysis to determine the trophic position of each key species on the island and their interactions. Outside of university, Daniel is an enthusiastic wildlife-watcher and twitcher, with a particular interest in birds and mammals.