Please join us in welcoming research fellow Ms Mary Young who has commenced a 2yr appointment with our habitat mapping team. She is based on the Warrnambool Campus.
Mary only weeks ago completed her PhD in the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California Santa Cruz before making her journey to Australia.
Her thesis explored a variety of geospatial approaches to associate numerous marine species with their habitat along the Central Coast of California and evaluating the placement of marine protected areas (MPAs).
Mary was also employed as a Hydrographic Surveyor/ Multibeam Processing Supervisor at the California State University Monterey Bay Seafloor Mapping Lab for over 9 years. Mary has a unique skills set in acoustic signal processing, marine park assessment, spatial statistics, geographic information systems (GIS), species distribution modelling and project management.
Her role at Deakin University will primarily involve specialist tasks and research in multibeam sonar signal processing for seafloor mapping applications and contribution to the development of the new ARCGIS online unit to be offered across the university in T1 2015.