Associate Professor Charlie Huveneers lead the Southern Shark Ecology Group (SSEG) research lab at Flinders University. The SSEG delivers high quality research on the biology, ecology and population status of chondrichthyan (sharks, rays, skates, and chimaeras), as well as assessments of their vulnerability to fishing pressure, interactions with humans and related public perception. The primary aims of our research include the determination of life history characteristics of sharks to improve assessments of their vulnerabilities to human, environmental and climatic impact, and investigations of their movement dynamics and residency patterns using various tracking tools including acoustic telemetry and satellite tagging.
Over the years, he has worked on a wide range of species including wobbegongs, Port Jackson sharks, grey reef sharks, bronze whalers, dusky sharks, blacktip reef sharks, nervous sharks, smooth rays, fiddler rays, and white sharks.
He started his PhD at Macquarie University in 2003 on the biology and ecology of wobbegong sharks in relation to the commercial fishery in NSW. In 2007, he started running the Australian Acoustic Tagging and Monitoring System (AATAMS) part of the Integrated Marine Observing System program (IMOS) during which he deployed acoustic receivers around Australia and created a national network of acoustic telemetry users. He joined MISA through a joint position between SARDI - Aquatic Sciences and Flinders University where he acted as shark ecologist and Lecturer between 2009 and 2014. Since 2014, he has been at Flinders University full-time.
Winner of the OCS annual conference Student presentation - OCT 2012
SciSc Rapid Fire Awards - SEP 2016
Flinders Univeristy overseas travel scholarship - OCT 2012
Commendation for the OCS annual conference Student presentation - OCT 2012
OCS Best presentation award - SEP 2016
Science and Technology Award Channel 9 Young Achiever Awards Semi-Finalist - JUN 2017
AMSA SA student presentation award (Honours) - JUL 2017
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