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Mr Casper Avenant

Overview of thesis

I am investigating herbivory within temperatesouthwest Australian seagrass meadows. Temperate seagrass habitats arecharacterized by predominantly omnivorous fishes that exert very little directcontrol on seagrass production. Climate change-induced tropicalisation has seenthe arrival of the tropical herbivore Siganusfuscescens in temperate coastal waters. I am exploring questions regardingthe diets of a number of temperate fish species, and comparing them to S. fuscescens, and additionallycomparing the diet of S. fuscescensacross different climate zones.

Project link: Dietary comparison of the tropical herbivore Siganus fuscescens and a range of temperate seagrass-associated omnivorous fishes

Qualifications

  • Degree in Marine and Freshwater Biology (2013 – 2015)
  • Diploma in Environmental Investigation and Monitoring (2012)
  • Certificate 4 in Environmental Science Management (2011)

Other Qualifications

  • Rescue Diver (2016) (to be completed 17 and 18 December 2016)
  • Provide First Aid, Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Provide Emergency Life     Support (2016)
  • Recreational Skippers Ticket (2016)

Research

Research Interests

  • Fisheries Biology
  • Coastal and Marine Management
  • Habitat connectivity and Trophic Interactions

Scholarships and Awards

  • BMT Oceanica Prize for Excellence in Marine Science (2015)
  • Whiteman Park Award Outstanding Graduate (2011)

Supervisors

A/Prof Glenn Hyndes

Contact

Masters Student
Mr Casper Avenant
Centre for Marine Ecosystems Research

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