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PhD in Zoology

University of Otago - Otago, NZ
Environmental, climatic, and biological interactions influencing the marine distribution of yellow-eyed penguins

"Exceptional Doctoral Thesis" Award


Master of Science in Biology

University of Lincoln - Lincoln, UK
The global macroecology of penguin distribution and conservation

Bachelor of Science in Biology and Biotechnology

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) – Worcester, MA, USA 2013

Published Papers

Hickcox R.P., et al. (2023). Risks, resources, and refugia: Spatial overlap between yellow-eyed penguin foraging distribution and prey, commercial fisheries, and marine protected areas. Biological Conservation, 284.

Hickcox R.P., et al. (2022). Staying close to home: Marine habitat selection by foraging yellow-eyed penguins using spatial distribution models. Frontiers in Marine Science, 9:967741.

Young, M.J., et al. (2022). Conservation implications for post-fledging dispersal of yellow-eyed penguins. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 695.

Elley, T., et al. (2022). Site-specific foraging behaviours of hoiho/yellow-eyed penguins breeding on Rakiura/Stewart Island reveal foraging plasticity. Biology, 11. 

Hickcox, RP., et al. (2019). Global distribution of terrestrial penguins (Spheniscidae) and their conservation by protected areas. Biodiversity & Conservation, 28:11.

Ropert-Coudert, Y., et al. (2019). Happy Feet in a hostile world? The future of penguins depends on proactive management of current and expected threats. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6.

Jara, M., et al. (2018). The macroecology of chemical communication in lizards: Do climatic factors drive the evolution of signaling glands? Evolutionary Biology.

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