Megan Rebekah Friesen
Msc., BSc., BA
Research | Current
I am interested in wildlife communication, sensory modes, ecology, and conservation, particularly as it related to seabirds and marine fauna.
My PhD research investigates sensory adaptations in petrels and shearwaters. Specifically: 1. the use of
vocalizations and odours for seabird conservation and management 2. The complexity of petrel
vocal structures and chemical communication 3. Colour signals in petrels.
Dr. Anne Gaskett (primary)
Assoc. Prof. Jacqeuline Beggs (co-supervisory)
Areas of expertise
Conservation and Management
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Friesen, M. R. (2017). Seabird sensory ecology and conservation The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
- Friesen, M. R., Beggs, J. R., & Gaskett, A. C. (2016). Sensory-based conservation of seabirds: a review of management strategies and animal behaviours that facilitate success. Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society10.1111/brv.12308
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Anne Gaskett, Jacqueline Beggs