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Nicholas Pattison

Honours Student

Since childhood, Nicholas has been drawn to all thing’s science and birds. Starting his career as a Primary School Teacher, Nicholas is keen to both learn and teach about the natural world.

In his undergraduate degree, Nicholas undertook a third-year research project looking at the extent of artificial light at night on Phillip Island and its effects on short tailed Shearwaters. Working with Phillip Island Nature Parks, Nicholas can still occasionally be found staring blankly at a streetlight.

Presently, Nicholas is an honours student in the Research Ecology lab with interests in seabird population ecology and the effects of anthropogenic pressures on seabirds. Nicholas is currently studying the Bonney Upwelling Area off the south east Australian coast. Using a multidecadal dataset, Nicholas is analysing populations of seabird species within the upwelling area to better understand temporal trends, and the importance of the area to seabirds.

Aside from science, Nicholas takes joy in rock climbing, hiking and scuba diving.

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