Dr Thomas Mattern

University of Otago / La Trobe University / GPS, New Zealand

I see myself as a marine ecologist with research emphasis on behaviour of seabirds. I have 15 years of experience in planning, leading and executing field work and research projects in New Zealand and Chile. Research focus on foraging & spatial ecology, demography and population dynamics, personality traits of seabirds. Further research interest development of novel analysis methods and software tools to handle large data sets (‘big data’) via cloud-based computing solutions (e.g. http://www.actave.net) and crowdsourcing.