Meijuan Zhao

Meijuan Zhao

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Campus Geelong Waurn Ponds
Supervisor Marcel Klaassen
Bill Buttemer

Thesis title
Health status of long-distance avian migrants in jeopardy along the East-Asian Australasian Flyway

Research interests
1. Bird migration
2. Bird physiology
3. Bird wintering ecology

2012 – Current   PhD, Deakin University, Australia
2008 – Current   MSc and PhD, University of Science and Technology of China
2004 – 2008      BSc, Henan Normal University, China

Key publications
Wang, X., Zhang, Y., Zhao, M., Cao, L. & Fox, A.D. (2013) The benefits of being big: Effects of body size on energy budgets of three wintering goose species grazing Carex beds in the Yangtze River floodplain, China. Journal of Ornithology, 154, 1095-1103.

Zhao, M., Cong, P., Barter, M., Fox, A.D. & Cao, L. (2012) The changing abundance and distribution of Greater White-fronted Geese Anser albifrons in the Yangtze River floodplain: Impacts of recent hydrological changes. Bird Conservation International, 22, 135-143.

Fox, A.D., Cao, L., Zhang, Y., Barter, M., Zhao, M., Meng, F. & Wang, S. (2011) Declines in the tuber-feeding waterbird guild at Shengjin Lake National Nature Reserve, China – a barometer of submerged macrophyte collapse. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 21, 82-91.

Zhang, Y., Cao, L., Barter, M., Fox, A.D., Zhao, M., Meng, F., Shi, H., Jiang, Y. & Zhu, W. (2011) Changing distribution and abundance of Swan Goose Anser cygnoides in the Yangtze River floodplain: The likely loss of a very important wintering site. Bird Conservation International, 21, 36-48.

Zhao, M., Cao, L. & Fox, A.D. (2010) Distribution and diet of wintering Tundra Bean Geese Anserfabalis serrirostris at Shengjin Lake, Yangtze River floodplain, China. Wildfowl, 60, 52-63.