Alison Kock is a marine biologist at the Cape Research Centre, South African National Parks. She is a Honorary Research Associate at the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity and the Institute for Communities and Wildlife in Africa. Alison completed her PhD in biological sciences at the University of Cape Town and her research interests lie in the areas of conservation biology, top predator conservation, behavioural ecology and more recently in biodiversity monitoring. She currently serves on the executive committee of Shark Spotters, a non-profit organisation whose vision is the sustainable co-existence of people and sharks and is the project leader of Sharks on the Urban Edge, a keystone project funded by the Save Our Seas Foundation. Alison is committed to conducting research that gets used in education, management and policy. She is a qualified boat skipper, rescue diver, loves exploring wild open spaces and is fascinated by sharks.
(Carcharhinus obscurus) predation on a humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) calf. Marine and Freshwater Research: 66(12) 1211-1215 http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF14317
(2013). Effects of an electric field on white sharks: In situ testing of an electric deterrent. PLOS ONE 8(5): e62730. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0062730
Africa’s white shark cage-diving industry – is there cause for concern? In Nel. D. C. and Peschak, T. P. (eds). Finding a balance: White shark conservation and recreational safety in the inshore waters of Cape Town, South Africa: proceedings of a specialist workshop. WWF South Africa Report Series – 2006/Marine/001.