Justine Atkins

Justine Atkins

Justine Atkins

Graduate Student

Justine is interested in the interaction between animal movement behaviour and environmental heterogeneity, particularly in relation to individual and collective decision-making processes. She graduated with a double-bachelor degree in Biology and History in 2013 and a Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours in Biological Sciences in 2014, from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Justine’s Honours dissertation used spatially explicit individual-based simulation modelling to explore the effects of interactions between intrinsic species characteristics and landscape structure on dispersal ability. She has also assisted with a variety of ecological field work, with particular experience in the tracking and population monitoring of New Zealand native birds.