Originally from France, Delphine has called Perth home for more than a decade. Coastal dolphin ecology, behaviour and genetics are her research focus. She co-leads the Coastal and Estuarine Dolphin Project and is a principal collaborator of the citizen science-based Dolphin Watch project. She has been a member of the society since 2013 and is part of the membership committee.
Growing up on Perth's beaches, Daniella is committed to the protection of WA's marine environment. She specialises in conducting baseline surveys and monitoring programs, impact assessment and management of coastal cetaceans. As a researcher and independent consultant, Daniella strives for meaningful collaborations, capacity building and sound science in decision-making. Her research interests involve wicked problems and population level effects of disturbance. She has been a society member since 2010.
WA’s spectacular beaches, marine life and ocean-centric lifestyle is what made Krista call Perth home in 2009. Krista is a population ecologist with particular interest in capture-recapture estimation of population demographic parameters. She established and runs the Mandurah Dolphin Research Project. Krista has served in the Society for Marine Mammalogy Education committee and co-founded the SMM Australia/New Zealand student chapter.
Amanda’s research focus is on dugongs, aerial surveys, and adapting new technology, such as drones and artificial intelligence, for marine mammal monitoring. She aims to continue to develop innovative ways to detect and monitor marine mammals so that we can improve our understanding of their status, conservation needs and habitat requirements globally.
Simon is a long-standing member of our society and serves on the Awards Committee. He studies animal behaviour, bycatch and climate change, and is a Principal Investigator with Shark Bay Dolphin Research. Simon is deeply committed to the conservation of biodiversity and is an avid field biologist, drone pilot and wildlife photographer.
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