Mr Luke Halpin

Halpin Wildlife Research // Monash University, Australia

I am a marine ecologist with a background in seabird ecology. I am most interested in ecological research that fosters solutions to species conservation and effective environmental stewardship. My current research focuses on studying how seabirds interact with their environments and the environmental determinants that drive their movements.

At Monash University in Melbourne, Australia I study spatial ecology of pelagic Pterodroma petrels (or "gadfly" petrels), which are some of the world’s most threatened seabirds. In British Columbia, Canada I conduct research on the movement ecology of storm-petrels. ​ My research takes a multi-faceted approach to understanding long-distance movements of highly pelagic birds using a combination of advanced tracking technology, behaviour and diet studies, and spatial analyses.