Dr Eric Woehler


University of Tasmania and BirdLife Tasmania (NGO), Australia

I am involved in research on shorebirds, gulls, terns and penguins here in Tasmania. I am also involved in coastal management.

I am undertaking extensive surveys of beach-nesting birds, mapping territories and colonies by GPS and collecting population data to establish baselines for these species. I am monitoring several gull and tern colonies, and coordinate an annual Winter Gull Count.

At present, I am supervising a number of higher-degree students working on impacts of sea-level rise on coastal birds, and on local populations of gulls, terns and shearwaters. I also teach undergraduate students.

I am the Lead PI for a seabirds (and marine mammals) at-sea project on the CSIRO's RV Investigator. My students and I undertake continuous observations and relate sightings to the physical and biological oceanography.