Dr. Jordy Thompson

My research interests are relatively broad and lie at the intersection of behavior, ecology and conservation in marine systems. I have been working on marine turtles with the Shark Bay Ecosystem Research Project since 2005. My Ph.D. work at Simon Fraser University focused on quantifying spatioteporal variation in the dive-surfacing behavior of green and loggerhead turtles in Shark Bay and examining its implications for detection probabilities during transect-based population surveys. My postdoctoral research examined the effects of tiger shark predation risk on turtle behavior and uses stable isotope analysis and video data logging technology to study turtle foraging ecology. I have also begun investigations of a recent dieback of seagrasses in Shark Bay.

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