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My work revolves around the interaction between people and the marine environment and aims to promote ocean sustainability by improving management and conservation outcomes. To achieve this goal, I use a diverse array of empirical and observational approaches to study the behavior, movement ecology and population dynamics of marine species, with a strong focus on species that are directly exploited or adversely affected by commercial and recreational fisheries.
I also conduct pedagogical research focused on the use of educational technology to enhance learning outcomes for students. My current work explores the benefits of disseminating assessment feedback through virtual learning environments.
Cameron, L., Roche, W., Green, P., Houghton, J., Mensink, PJ. 2018. Transatlantic movement in porbeagle sharks, Lamna nasus. Fisheries Research 207.
Laverty, C., Green, K.D., Dick, J.T., Barrios-O’Neill, D., Mensink, P.J., Médoc, V., Spataro, T., Caffrey, J.M., Lucy, F.E., Boets, P. and Britton, J.R., 2017. Assessing the ecological impacts of invasive species based on their functional responses and abundances. Biological Invasions, 19(5), pp.1653-1665.
Dick, J.T., Laverty, C., Lennon, J.J., Barrios‐O'Neill, D., Mensink, P.J., Britton, J.R., Medoc, V., Boets, P., Alexander, M.E., Taylor, N.G. and Dunn, A.M., 2016. Invader Relative Impact Potential: a new metric to understand and predict the ecological impacts of existing, emerging and future invasive alien species. Journal of Applied Ecology.
Mensink PJ and Shima JS. 2015. Home range size in juveniles of the temperate reef fish, the common triplefin (Forsterygion lapillum). Marine and Freshwater Research.
Mensink PJ, Geange SW, Shima JS. 2014. Reproductive success of parasitized males in a marine reef fish. Marine Biology 161: 2689-2696
Mensink PJ, Shima JS. 2014. Patterns of co-occurrence and interactions between age classes of the common triplefin, Forsterygion lapillum. Marine Biology 161:1285-1298