Cambridge don visits Rocky, beefs up experience of 'remote sensing'
Published on 13 Sep, 2011Media Contact: 0448 546 525 or
Dr Gareth Pearce has arrived from the University of Cambridge to work with the CQUniversity Behavioural Ecology group, based in the Centre for Environmental Management.
Dr Pearce is a member of academic staff at the Veterinary School in Cambridge, and a Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge. His research interests include studying the interactions between animal behaviour and disease dynamics in livestock and wildlife species.
He has arranged sabbatical leave in Rockhampton in order to learn more about new and emerging remote sensing techniques that are being developed at CQUniversity.
Dr Dave Swain is the behavioural ecology group leader and was really pleased when Dr Pearce asked if he could come and spend some time working with the group.
"It is a great thrill to have an international scientist from a world-leading university decide to come and work with this recently established research group based in Rockhampton," Dr Swain said.
Whilst Dr Pearce is in Rockhampton, he will be involved in developing cattle experimental work with Dr Swain and Postdoctoral Research Fellow Kym Patison, to see how the Behavioural Ecology group collects and analyses cattle social behaviour data.
Dr Pearce will also provide some valuable mentoring for the group and help to refine its research direction, while identifying new opportunities for future collaborative research projects within Australia and the United Kingdom.