Dr Tara Crewe
Tara Crewe completed a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolution at the University of Western Ontario, Canada, with a focus on applying simulation and quantitative analysis methods to improve population estimates using counts of migrating animals. She previously completed a B.Sc. at the University of New Brunswick, Canada, and a M.Sc. at the University of Guelph, Canada, where she studied the influence of forest origin (fire vs. logging) on the abundance and distribution of amphibians. Through her work as a post-doctoral fellow and Senior Scientist at Bird Studies Canada, Tara has extensive experience in the collection and analysis of automated radio-telemetry data, with a focus on modeling the movements of small migratory songbirds.
Tara's primary research interest is the application of quantitative methods to animal movement data, to improve our understanding of extrinsic and intrinsic factors driving animal movement behaviour, and ultimately to better inform conservation and management efforts. At CDU, Tara is using automated radio-telemetry to test how fire influences the movement behaviour of the endangered Gouldian Finch in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.