Dr. Amanda Hodgson
Amanda is a Post Doctoral Fellow working at the Cetacean Research Unit, Murdoch University, Australia, specialised in marine mammal boat and aerial surveys and she has worked extensively on dugong behaviour and their response to human activity. Amanda is collaborating with the project team to design and implement the transect survey analysis.
Prof. Kenneth Pollock
Ken is professor of Biology, Biomathematics and Statistics at North Carolina State University, USA and adjunct professor at Murdoch University, Australia. Ken is an international expert on sampling animal populations. His passion is to work at the interface of biology and statistics to improve the science practiced by fisheries, wildlife and conservation biologists. Ken is collaborating with the project team to design and implement the transect survey analysis.
Dr. Karen Stockin
Karen is the Director of the Coastal Marine Research Group and Senior Lecturer in Marine Ecology at the Institute of Natural Sciences, Massey University, New Zealand. Her research focus is marine mammals and their interactions with the ecosystem and specific interests include the examination of anthropogenic impacts including tourism, pollution and fisheries. Karen is the project advisor for stranding and necropsy techniques.