Lab and Fieldwork Manager
Ash studied a Bachelor of Science and completed an honours degree investigating the effects of a major freeway on the gene flow and dispersal of Yellow-footed Antechinus in north central Victoria, through Monash University. He was employed by BirdLife Australia for three years mapping foraging and roosting habitat of migratory shorebirds in Port Phillip Bay using GIS. He has experience in different bird survey methods and capture techniques, and is an A-Class bird bander with mist netting skills.
He is currently Lab and Fieldwork Manager/Research Assistant and primarily supports the lab's research into marine resource use by tropical seabirds in the Browse Basin. His roles include planning, leading and participating in field work; data collection and management; report and scientific manuscript writing; GIS mapping; research and ethics permit applications, and; lab management.
In his spare time Ash enjoys catching up with friends, hiking & camping, photography and home renovations.
Hodgson J, Baylis S, Mott R, Herrod A, Clarke R (2016) Precision wildlife monitoring using unmanned aerial vehicles. Scientific Reports. doi:10.1038/srep22574
Clemens R, Rogers D, Hansen B, Gosbell K, Minton C, Straw P, Bamford M, Woehler E, Milton D, Weston M, Venables B, Weller D, Hassell C, Rutherford B, Onton K, Herrod A, Studds C, Choi CY, Dhanjal-Adams K, Murray N, Skilleter G, Fuller R (in press) Continental-scale decreases in shorebird populations in Australia. Emu. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MU15056
Mott R, Herrod A, Hodgson J, Clarke R (2015) An Evaluation of the Use of Predicted Harness Spans for Correctly Fitting Leg-Loop Harnesses in Seabird Research. Waterbirds. 38(4): 420-424. http://dx.doi.org/10.1675/063.038.0406
Johnston M, Herrod A, Little N, Bould L, Gigliotti F (2015) An opportunistic observation of Ghost Bat, Macroderma gigas, predation on six bird species within Karijini National Park. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia. 98: 89-91
Herrod, A., King, M., Ingwersen, D. and Clarke, R.H. (2014) Tracking devices attached with harnesses influence behaviour but not body mass of Princess Parrots Polytelis alexandrae. Journal of Ornithology 155(2): 519-529.
Lavers, J.L., Herrod, A. & Clarke, R.H. (2014) Predation of Greater Crested Tern eggs by juvenile Brown Boobies on Ashmore Reef. Waterbirds. 37: 215-219.
Clemens, RS, Herrod, A, Weston MA (2014) Lines in the mud; revisiting the boundaries of important shorebird areas. Journal for Nature Conservation. 22(1) 59-67.