Alicia's primary research interest include shark movement and how this affects population structure and dynamics within and between regions. Sharks are important for maintaining the food chain, keeping the balance and ensuring diversity within marine ecosystems. Unfortunately, sharks are also one of the most threatened animals within the marine environment. Understanding their movement can assist in identifying critical habitats such as nursery, pupping and feeding areas for protection. Conserving these top predators has cascading beneficial outcomes for the entire marine environment.