Sylvie completed her Bachelor of Science (Zoology) and Bachelor of Music in 2021. Sylvie’s honours project explores the impact of diet and environmental conditions on the growth of little penguin chicks in Phillip Island. Several studies have focussed on the impact of environmental variation on the breeding success of adult little penguins, but this has not been explored in relation to the growth of little penguin chicks.
Sylvie will also be investigating the impact of dietary composition on chick growth via stable isotope analysis.
Co-supervised by Associate Professor Andre Chiaradia, Phillip Island Nature Parks.