It is well established that food falls in deep ocean environments are important resources for deep sea benthic and demersal species. The role of small scale carrion events in intertidal environments is less well known. A recent undergraduate study revealed very rapid responses by some intertidal species to simulated carrion falls. The rapidity and ubiquity of the response suggests that for some intertidal species carrion may be a vital resource. You will develop a research project to further our knowledge of intertidal soft sediment environments.

Supervisor: Associate Professor Ian Tibbetts