Migratory bird conservation

Much of my remote sensing, ecosystem risk assessment and other work as a professional biologist has been focused on conserving threatened species. For the past five years I’ve been heavily involved in collecting data on the status of migratory shorebirds in the East Asian-Australasian (EAA) Flyway. To overcome scale issues of working with species that traverse an entire hemisphere during migration, I have used remote sensing (Murray et al 2014, Murray et al., 2015) and statistical analyses of citizen science data (Clemens et al., 2016) to help illuminate the drivers of migratory shorebird declines in the EAA flyway. The majority of this work was completed while I was a member of the Fuller Lab at the University of Queensland.