Jonathan Syme

Jonathan is a PhD student at Flinders University.

Work

Behavioral interactions between Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins and Australian humpback dolphins.

Contact

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Summary

Jonathan received a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology with Honours in Zoology from The University of Queensland in Australia. During his undergraduate studies, he studied a variety of topics about marine and freshwater biology including physiology, ecology, and animal behavior.

He is currently a PhD student at Flinders University (Cetacean Ecology, Behaviour and Evolution Lab), in Adelaide, Australia under the supervision of Dr. Guido Parra (associate supervisor Dr. Jeremy Kiszka). He investigates the behavioral interactions between Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) and Australian humpback dolphins (Sousa sahulensis) in the coastal waters around the North West Cape, Western Australia. These two species are largely sympatric across Northern Australia and have been observed interacting in diverse ways, including the formation of mixed-species groups. Jonathan aims to investigate the frequency, the causes, and the factors that influence these interactions to improve our understanding of why they occur and what effects they may have on these species.

Previously

Since February 2019

PhD student with CEBEL (Cetacean Ecology, Behaviour and Evolution Lab) at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia

2017

BSc (Honors) in Zoology, The University of Queensland, Australia

2014 โ€“ 2016

BSc in Marine Biology, The University of Queensland, Australia