Aline da Silva Cerqueira
- 2017–Present: PhD Researcher, London NERC DTP, Institute of Zoology and King’s College London
- 2015–2017: Course Leader FdSc Biological Sciences and FdSc Clinical Life Sciences. Science Department, Greater Brighton MET (formerly City College Brighton & Hove)
- 2010–2015: Lecturer in Biological Sciences. Science Department, Greater Brighton MET (formerly City College Brighton & Hove)
- 2007–2010: Research Officer and Sessional Lecturer in Marine Biology. School of Environment and Technology, University of Brighton
- 2002–2004: MSc Marine Biology degree at Federal University Fluminense (UFF, Brazil)
- 2000–2003: Lead Research Ecologist at Ceará State Environmental Bureau - SEMACE, Brazil
- 1993–1999: Co-Founder and Marine Mammals Researcher at AQUASIS, Brazil
- 1993–1999: BSc and Licentiate degrees in Biological Sciences at Federal University of Ceará (UFC, Brazil)
ResearchGate Aline da Silva Cerqueira
My research interests lie mainly with Conservation Science and Ecology. I am particularly interested in the study of animal movement and behaviour, and how it is affected by environmental changes and anthropogenic impacts. I am very keen to explore new research methods utilising biologging, GIS and modelling to identify spatial structural patterns of species richness and interactions with the environment, for the prediction and long-term assessment of species distribution in relation to climate change, and environmental and anthropogenic impacts.
I am also interested in understanding how ecological connectivity and heterogeneity relates to biodiversity structure and animal movement.
Acoustic Tracking of Ocean Wanderers: Revealing Behavioural Context on the Wing
My PhD research investigates the foraging behaviour of seabirds at sea using a combination of bird-borne miniature audio recording devices with low-cost GPS loggers. This novel methodology enables the recording and assessment of an array of acoustic and spatial information that are used to characterise inter and intra-species seabird social interactions, and pinpoint hotspots for seabird diversity and areas where seabirds and fisheries overlap during foraging at sea. Data collected in this research are also used to refine maps of seabird distribution and feeding areas at sea, which are useful for conservation efforts to protect seabird life where and when they are most needed.