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Higher Degree Research Office

Professor Robert Geoffrey Harcourt
Title:Professor
First name:Robert
Middle name:Geoffrey
Surname:Harcourt
Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering
Department:Dept of Biological Sciences
Telephone number:+61-2-9850-7970
Mobile number:0421 780 434
Email:robert.harcourt@mq.edu.au
Email (secondary):rharcour@gse.mq.edu.au
Website:http://www.gse.mq.edu.au/staff/rharcourt.php
Discipline/Expertise:The focus of this research area is foraging, reproductive and behavioural ecology of seabirds and marine mammals such as dolphins and fur seals; population dynamics and social evolution. We are particularly focused on improving our understanding of how warm-blooded animals cope with environmental extremes as they forage and breed in the marine environment. the ecological basis of conservation; species recovery plans; wildlife monitoring; interactions between fisheries and marine vertebrates and managing human impacts on marine vertebrates such as sharks, seals, and whales. A small sample of recent work includes developing conservation strategies for grey nurse and wobbegong sharks and studies on whale and dolphin stock structure.