Title of talk:
Insights into the movement behaviour of estuarine-dependent species, featuring the iconic dusky kob, Argyrosomus japonicus
Dr Amber will be providing some key insights into the movement behaviour of one of our most iconic fishery species, the dusky kob Argyrosomus japonicus, and will enlighten us on the movements and habitat connectivity of other estuarine-dependent fishery species. She will also demonstrate how information on movement behaviour of fishes is critical for the conservation and management.
About Dr Amber-Robyn Childs
Amber’s passion for estuarine and marine science started at a very young age, catching fish in rock pools and estuarine fish on rod and line. She was blown away at the thought of being able to study fish coastal ecology at the Department of Ichthyology and Fisheries Science (DIFS), Rhodes University, Makhanda. Amber has 20 years of experience on fish movement behaviour as she conducted her Masters and PhD research on the movements and connectivity of estuarine-dependent species using acoustic telemetry techniques. During her studies, she was supervised by Prof. Paul Cowley from the NRF South African Institute of Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB), while registered at the DIFS. Amber has been employed at the DIFS since 2014, where she lectures undergraduate students, supervises post-graduate students and conducts her research through the South African Fisheries and Ecology Research Lab (SAFER Lab)