Dr Takahiro Shimada is a post-doctoral research fellow at the College of Science and Engineering. He grew up in Japan, completed a BSc in Agriculture at Meiji University (2002), a Masters in Science at the University of Tokyo (2012), and a PhD at James Cook University (2016). He is specialised in movement ecology using telemetry (e.g. GPS, Argos, time-depth recorder, accelerometer) and molecular techniques (e.g. stable isotope). He is also a developer of the R package SDLfilter, which is designed to screen satellite-derived location data.  Current focus of his research is spatial ecology and conservation of sea turtles.

  • Animal movements in relation with the environments.
  • Interaction between animals and humans in spatial and temporal terms.
  • Protected area management
  • 2015 to present - Postdoctoral Research fellow, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2017 - Senior Conservation Officer, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (Townsville)
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