Ulrike Siebeck

Senior Research Fellow, XL Catlin Seaview Survey

Uli joins the XL Catlin Seaview Survey team as Senior Research Fellow. She is interested in how animals analyse and perceive their visual environment and how the nature of their environment (such as illumination, the spectral and spatial characteristics of their habitat etc.) shapes these processes. Uli completed her PhD in 2002 at the Vision Touch and Hearing Research Centre, University of Queensland, where she studied the visual neuroethology (physiology, anatomy and behaviour) of reef fish. Her most recent project (ARC Discovery grant) focuses on how reef fish are able to use colour and pattern information for species and individual recognition. Part of this project requires the development of novel image classification models based on computer vision and machine learning techniques. Uli's role will be to apply her background in visual perception to further develop the image analysis methods currently used for the analysis of the XL Catlin footage. Uli is passionate about the marine environment and enjoys communicating research results to both the scientific community and general public.