Selected scientific publications

Virological Sampling of Inaccessible Wildlife
with Drones.

Geoghegan, J.L., Pirotta, V., Harvey, E., Smith, A., Buchmann, J.P., Ostrowski, M., Eden, J., Harcourt, R., Holmes, E.C. (2018). Virological Sampling of Inaccessible Wildlife with Drones. Viruses, 10, 300: 1-7, doi: 10.3390/v10060300 

 

Marine roads: Consequences of global shipping traffic for marine giants.

Pirotta, V., Grech, A, Jonsen, ID, Laurance, William F. and Harcourt R (2019) Marine roads: Consequences of global shipping traffic for marine giants. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, doi:10.1002/fee.1987

An Economical Custom-Built Drone for Assessing
Whale Health.

Pirotta V, Smith A, Ostrowski M, Russell D, Jonsen ID, Grech A and Harcourt R (2017) An Economical Custom-Built Drone for Assessing Whale Health. Front. Mar. Sci. 4:425. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00425

 

A whale alarm fails to deter migrating humpback whales: an empirical test.

Harcourt R., Pirotta V., Heller G., Peddemors V., Slip D. (2014) A whale alarm fails to deter migrating humpback whales: an empirical test. Endangered Species Research25:35-42. doi: 10.3354/esr00614 

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Migrating humpback whales show no detectable response to whale alarms off Sydney, Australia.

Pirotta V, Slip D, Jonsen ID, Peddemors VM, Cato DH, Ross G, Harcourt R (2016) Migrating humpback whales show no detectable response to whale alarms off Sydney, Australia. Endang Species Res 29:201-209. 

Skills

Coxswains NC1, Australian Maritime Safety Authority - Vanessa loves being out on the water.

Open water diver

Drivers licence- manual

Woman in STEM

Vanessa is a strong supporter of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
Some of Vanessa’s most inspiring role models have been female scientists.

 

 
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