I am currently carrying out a PhD at Deakin University, Australia, under the supervision of Professor John Arnould. My current research focuses on understanding the drivers and causes of individual specialisations in seabirds. My study species include little and gentoo penguins, and Kerguelen shags. My PhD project involves the use of animal-borne data loggers to gather information about the seabirds' habitat use and diving behaviour. I use complementary methods such as stable isotope analysis and conventional dietary sampling to study specialisations in diet across different temporal scales. Work on Gentoo penguins and Kerguelen shags is done in collaboration with the Centre d'Etudes Biologiques de Chizé, France.


Elodie Camprasse,
PhD Candidate
Deakin University