I am the Science Editor for the Health Sciences Faculty of the University of Pretoria.
However, I have a continuing interest in the movement patterns of animals in their environments and thus maintain collaboration with the MIMMP. I am particularly interested in how different sexes and ages of elephant seals respond to their environment. Differing energy requirements as a result of extreme sexual dimorphism can influence foraging behaviour in a highly variable environment. I am interested in how elephant seals respond to changes in sea-surface temperature, chlorophyll concentrations, sea-surface height anomalies and primary productivity. I completed my PhD in 2010 and have been working with the MIMMP since then. I spent a field season on beautiful Marion Island working with amazing seals and killer whales in 2006 and 2007.