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Mr Federico Vitelli

Overview of thesis

My PhD project is looking at interactions between different species reef sharks in coral reef environments in terms of habitat partitioning/segregation, movements, diet and predation.


  • Master of Sciences by Research – Herbivorous Fish Ecology. Edith Cowan University, WA (2013)
  • Bachelor degree in Marine Biology – University of Pisa (Italy) (2009)

Other qualifications

  • 2012: DOV Course. Underwater video recording and video analysis. Department of Fisheries Western Australia
  • 2011: Coxwain Restricted. Licence to drive Vessels up to 8 metres long and not further than 6 nautical miles from shore. Challenger Institute of Technology
  • 2008-2009: DIVEMASTER. The course provides the training to lead a group of divers and supervise them. PADI
  • 2007: Scientific Diver. Sampling and research methodology in Marine and coastal environments. Università di Pisa
  • Senior First Aid (Current)
  • DAN Oxygen Provider (Current)


ECU International Postgraduate Research Scholarship

January 2014: International PhD scholarship to do a PhD at Edith Cowan University. Marine Ecology. Edith Cowan University.

ECU Post Graduate Funding for AMSA 2012 Conference

April 2012: $1000 to attend the Annual conference of the AMSA held in Hobart (Tasmania). Edith Cowan University.

ECU Post Graduate Funding for Fieldwork

April 2012: $1000 to fund fieldtrips to Marmion Marine Park for my Master project. Edith Cowan University.

Conference Publications

  • Herbivory by Parma mccullochi (Pomacentridae): its role as an ecosystem engineer in temperate algal-dominated reefs. – International Temperate Reefs Symposium – UWA , Western Australia


  • Associate Professor Glenn Hyndes
  • Associate Professor Euan Harvey (Curtin University, Western Australia)
  • Dr Jean Paul Hobbs (Curtin University, Western Australia)


PhD Student
Federico Vitelli
Telephone: (61 8) 6304 5765
Mobile: 0414 953 844

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