The PhD involves mapping the foraging behaviour of marine animals, using location estimation by Bayesian methods. My CV: Michael_SumnerCV.pdf
R packages for trip data
2009 – 2007
Sumner MD, Wotherspoon SJ, Hindell MA (2009)
Bayesian Estimation of Animal Movement from Archival and Satellite Tags.
PLoS ONE 4(10): e7324. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0007324
Trebilco, R., Gales, R., Baker, G.B., Terauds, A. and Sumner, M.D (2008)
At sea movement of Macquarie Island giant petrels: Relationships with marine protected areas
and Regional Fisheries Management Organisations.
Biological Conservation 141(12):2942–2958
2006 – 2004
Kirkwood, R., Lynch, M., Gales, N., Dann, P. and Sumner, M. (2006)
At-sea movements and habitat use of adult male Australian fur seals (Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus).
Canadian Journal of Zoology 84: 1781–1788.
Page, B., J. McKenzie, J. M.D., Sumner, M. Coyne and S.D. Goldsworthy (2006)
Spatial separation of foraging habitats among New Zealand fur seals
Marine Ecology Progress Series 323:263–279
Field IC, Bradshaw CJA, Burton HR, Sumner MD, and Hindell MA (2005)
Resource partitioning through oceanic segregation of foraging juvenile southern elephant seals.
Bradshaw, C. J. A., M. A. Hindell, M. D. Sumner and K. J. Michael. (2004).
Loyalty pays: life-history consequences of fidelity to marine foraging areas by elephant seals.
Animal Behaviour 68: 1349-1360
van den Hoff J, Sumner MD, Field IC, Bradshaw CJA, Burton HR, McMahon CR(2004)
Temporal changes in the quality of hot-iron brands on elephant seal (Mirounga leonina) pups.
Wildlife Research 31:619-629
2003 – 2002
Sumner, M. D., K. J. Michael, C. J. A. Bradshaw and M. A. Hindell. 2003.
Remote sensing of Southern Ocean sea surface temperature: implications for biophysical models.
Remote Sensing of Environment 84(2): 161-173.
Hindell, M. A., C. J. A. Bradshaw, M. D. Sumner, K. J. Michael and H. R. Burton. 2003.
Dispersal of female southern elephant seals and their prey consumption during the austral summer:
relevance to management and oceanographic zones.
Journal of Applied Ecology 40 (4): 703-715.
Bradshaw, C. J. A., M. A. Hindell, K. J. Michael and M. D. Sumner 2002.
The optimal spatial scale for the analysis of elephant seal foraging areas as determined by
geo-location in relation to sea surface temperatures.
ICES Journal of Marine Science 59: 770-781
van den Hoff, J. H. R. Burton, M. A. Hindell, M. D. Sumner and C. R. McMahon. 2002.
Migrations and foraging of juvenile southern elephant seals from Macquarie Island within CCAMLR managed areas.
Antarctic Science 14: 134-145