Virginia Andrews-Goff - Data manager, Survey design and Tagging

Virgina has almost ten years of experience working on the ecology of marine mammals and seabirds both within Australia and Antarctica. She feels she has been fortunate enough to have undertaken study in Tasmania – initially completing a Bachelor of Science with honours specialising in marine, freshwater and Antarctic biology followed by a PhD examining the winter foraging movements of Weddell seals in east Antarctica. In the process, Virginia has carried out amazing field work on an array of seabirds and marine mammals in both Australia and Antarctica. Currently her main focus and interest is the use of satellite telemetry to study animal movement.

The combination of research experience and interests has led Virgina to join the AMMC in 2012 in a research and support role and with the aim of examining the movements of whales using satellite telemetry. The existing and future satellite telemetry datasets collected by the AAD have the potential to provide information crucial to the conservation and management of Australia’s baleen whales and offer valuable insight into the behaviour and movements of this group of animals that is still so poorly understood relative to other marine mammals.

This page was last modified on August 24, 2015.