Australian Marine Science Conference Eventranet 2017
Catherine (Cathy) Cavallo
Monash University/ Phillip Island Nature Parks
About the presenter
Third year PhD student interested in understanding how our changing environment affects ecosystems and managing these effects. I am currently working on developing top-down monitoring of marine ecosystems using the foraging ecology of marine predators (in this case, the eminently accessible little penguin, Eudyptula minor).
My previous research focused on understanding the impacts of warming sand and sea surface temperatures on sea turtle hatchling morphology and dispersal, and modelling these under different warming scenarios.
A desire to increase scientific literacy and engagement in our communities drives my other focus, science communication. I run the social media for not-for-profit nature engagement platform Wild Melbourne, and am one of the board of directors. Later this year we will be going national and beginning to set up Wild Cities in all states to help reconnect people with the environment that surrounds them. Come say hello if you'd like to be involved!
Presentations by Catherine (Cathy) Cavallo
DNA analysis of scats reveals effect of breeding constraints and environmental variation on diet in a central place forager