Researcher biography

Danielle is a student bioinformatician who is interested in using genomics to support the sustainable harvest of wild fisheries and conservation of marine organisms. Danielle’s PHD research, Project Genojaws, uses genomic DNA extracted from jaws, teeth and bones from historical natural history collections to examine the population dynamics of the oceans top apex predator, the white shark. My research aims to understand the evolutionary considerations of anthropogenic change on populations of these sharks by examining changes in population size and fragmentation over time.

Danielle's principal advisor is Professor Michael Bennett.