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Details of Miss. Edith Maria Mertz   


PERSONAL DATA

Gender female
Job title Research Scientist
Institution
Oceans Research (
92 Montagu street Mossel Bay 6505
Address
Oceans Research 92 Montagu street
Mossel Bay
Western cape province
6505
South Africa
Regions Mediterranean Sea - Western Basin
Tel +27 711834072
Email
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Website http://www.up.ac.za/zoology/students.php?person=324, http://www.oceans-research.com
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PROFESSIONAL DATA

Degree BSc. Honours Zoology
Job type Research
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Fisheries, Aquaculture , Research Support Services , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Fisheries, Aquaculture , Research Support Services
Research Activities Masters degree student (MSc. zoology - research dissertation) at the University of Pretoria. Scientific field research on cetaceans (land based and boat based), data analysis, scientific publishing. Research interests: coastal cetacean ecology, hehaviour, habitat use patterns, species interactions, anthropogenic impacts (especially finfish farming, desalination, gas exploration, boat traffic and tourism, pollution)
Research Region Mossel Bay, Western Cape Province, South Africa, Indian Ocean
Working languages English
Skills/Expertise Cetacean field research techniques incl.: survey techniques (identification and counting), land based theodolite tracking, photo identification etc. Albatross field research techniques incl.: survey techniques (identification and counting), colony monitoring, capturing & handling of birds, ringing, collection of biological samples and body condition parameters. Other: radio telemetry tracking, small mammal collection, invertebrate collection and basic identification
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Miss. Edith MERTZ)

Mertz, E.M and Bester, M.N. [2010] Vagrant southern elephant seal and human disturbance in Mossel Bay, South Africa. South African Journal of Wildlife Reseach, in press
Mertz, E.M. [2007] Comparing patterns in dung beetle(Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae), miniature dung chafer (Scarabaeidae, Aphodiinae)and avian assemblages across a gradient of urbanization in the greater Pretoria city region. Honours thesis: Submitted to fulfil in part the requirements for the degree BSc Hons: Zoology to the department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria


Created: 2010-11-28 Last Updated: 2010-11-28