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Current activities

Dr Andrew Carroll is a marine ecologist at Geoscience Australia (GA), with research expertise in the management and conservation of marine biodiversity and the assessment of anthropogenic stressors on marine fauna. Since joining GA in 2012 he has applied his research and management expertise to address multiple government initiatives and strategic priorities as they relate to the management of Australia's marine estate, providing impartial scientific advice on environmental considerations for sub-seabed geological storage of CO2, and the potential impacts of seismic surveys on marine fish and invertebrates.

Academic qualifications

Andrew completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons) and a PhD at Southern Cross University (Australia), where he studied patterns of coral reproduction and larval ecology on the Great Barrier Reef, Lord Howe Island, New Caledonia and French Polynesia.

National and international participation

In 2018, Andrew was invited to participate as a panellist at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, where he presented a seminar on the role of science in domestic policy-making on anthropogenic underwater noise. Dr Carroll has led and participated in several national and international seabed mapping surveys and is involved in the delivery of national biodiversity and marine datasets through the Marine Biodiversity Hub, and other work programs at GA, including the AusSeabed initiative.