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Favourite papers?

Chin, A., Mourier, J., & Rummer, J. L. (2015). Blacktip reef sharks (Carcharhinus melanopterus) show high capacity for wound healing and recovery following injury. Conservation Physiology, 3(1), cov062. 

Setyawan, E., Stevenson, B. C., Izuan, M., Constantine, R., & Erdmann, M. V.. (2022). How Big Is That Manta Ray? A Novel and Non-Invasive Method for Measuring Reef Manta Rays Using Small Drones. Drones, 6(3), 63.

Kristy Potgieter

Research Associate
BSc (Hons) - Marine Biology
MSc (Prof) - Fisheries Science and Management | James Cook University

Kristy has recently completed her Master of Science (Professional) degree majoring in Fisheries Science and Management. She completed her Honours degree in 2018, during which she studied the stress physiology of blacktip reef sharks. Since then, Kristy has obtained her PADI Staff Instructor license in South Africa, and has worked in a marine conservation role in a small fishing village in Cambodia. She is passionate about science communication and providing opportunities for people to connect with our underwater world. She is also interested in the use of technologies, especially artificial intelligence and drones, in research contexts.

As a research associate for the F&F lab, Kristy is currently working on publishing her previous work, providing technical advice to current students, and collaborating on various research projects in the fisheries space. 

Projects include:

  • Using blood chemistry to study stress physiology in reef sharks.

  • Evaluating methods for mitigating elasmobranch bycatch in fisheries.

  • Using citizen science and artificial intelligence to understand stingray spatial ecology.

Favourite species?
Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)
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