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Person details


Current activities

NERP Marine Hub

Theme 1 - National monitoring, evaluation and reporting

  • Project 1: catalogue and analyse existing physical and environmental data sets
  • Project 2: develop blue-print for sustained national environmental monitoring strategy

Theme 5 - Great Barrier Reef integrated monitoring project

  • Establish a framework for standardised and integrated ecological, social and economic monitoring in coastal and marine areas of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

Tropical Ecosystems Hub

  • Design and implementation of management strategy evaluation for the Great Barrier Reef inshore
  • Develop qualitative models using stakeholder input to understand the interactions between the various components of the inshore Great Barrier Reef.

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

  • Operational framework for understanding threats from cumulative stressors to the inshore Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area



December 2007–present: Research Scientist, Environmental Modelling and Monitoring, CSIRO Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

December 2002–December 2007: Research Scientist, Pelagic Fisheries and Ecosystems, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Modelling complex ecological and socioeconomic systems.

April 1990–November 2002: Assistant Project Leader for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Aquatic Inventory Project. Corvallis, Oregon, USA. Design, supervision, and analysis of basin- and landscape-level surveys of stream fishes and habitat, with emphasis on status reviews of sensitive and endemic species.

Academic qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Fisheries, 2001. Oregon State University, Corvallis Oregon.

Master of Science, Fisheries, 1991. Oregon State University, Corvallis Oregon.

Bachelor of Science, Watershed Ecology—special major program, 1986. Humboldt State University, Arcata California. Included 1983 exchange to Lincoln College, Canterbury University, New Zealand.

Bachelor of Science, Fisheries Biology, cum laude, 1986. Humboldt State University, Arcata California.