Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
I am a marine biologist with interest in understanding how animals respond to the challenges of living in the marine environment and the impact of human activities. After undertaking my PhD work on the Great Barrier Reef working with sea turtles, I spent time researching marine animal biology and conservation in Australia, Costa Rica, Mexico and the United States. Those experiences really solidified my interests in marine animal ecophysiology and conservation. I returned to Australia and joined Monash University in Melbourne in 2003. My research program focuses on understanding how animals (mostly sharks, rays, penguins, turtles and crocodiles) respond to challenges from their environments and from human activity and then using this knowledge to inform better conservation and management. I'm very passionate about increasing public awareness about science and having involvement with the local community in education about science and conservation. You can see a short video overview of my thoughts on research and teaching here http://monash.edu/science-stor...
Further information including scientific publications can be seen at www.richardreina.com