GPO Box 1538 Castray Esplanade Hobart, TAS 7001
I am a ecological statistician with expertise in deveoping and applying statistical methods to answer emerging scientific questions, from novel data sources, and for providing useful information to natural resource managers. My work ranges from very general questions ("how to usefully quantify biodiversity?" and "what is a good representation of assemblage from data?") to more focussed ones ("what is the cumulative effect of trawling in Sout-East Australia?"). My area of interest has been expanding to include efficient and useful methods to acquire data -- after all, good data collection makes the analysis task much easier. I often work as part of collaborations with a broad range of scientists including: ecologists, fisheries scientists, geneticists, statisticians, and so on. My work is stimulating and I find it easy to get motivation from it.
Australia’s Environment Minister, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, joined University of Tasmania scientists and volunteer divers on a Reef Life Survey at Tinderbox Marine Reserve south of Hobart today.
After the dive, the Minister joined UTAS Vice Chancellor, Professor Peter Rathjen, at Hobart’s Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies to launch the Marine Biodiversity Hub, one of six hubs funded under the National Environmental Science Programme (NESP).
The NESP is a six-...
The 2011-2015 Final Report of the National Environmental Research Program Marine Biodiversity Hub is available online and in hard copy. The dynamic, searchable website includes photos, videos, maps and animations showcasing more than 40 research projects and can be browsed by region or research topic. Read the newsletter...
The Marine Biodiversity Hub’s exhibition of images celebrated the International Year of Biodiversity in 2010. It has now become a travelling exhibition at venues around Australia.
The exhibition contains images from Hub partners (and a few more), and was curated by Mark Norman, Head of Science at Museum Victoria.
Our aim is to reach out to the general public (especially school students) and raise their awareness of...
Wednesday 10 December 2014
The Australian Government has announced the successful organisations to lead research hubs under the $142.5 million National Environmental Science Programme (NESP). The programme will assist decision-makers to understand, manage and conserve Australia's environment by funding world-class biodiversity and climate science. This research will ensure decisions about managing Australia's biodiversity and environmental resources are made on the best available...
A shoulder of continental shelf east of Tasmania’s Cape Barren Island marks the edge of Flinders Commonwealth Marine Reserve (CMR), a southern spoke of Australia’s three-million-square-kilometre CMR Network.
Iconic seabirds – albatrosses and petrels – snatch fish and squid along this marine reserve proclaimed in June 2007, that stretches some 600 kilometres towards New Zealand.
Below the surface, seafloor habitats of all description cover depths from 40–3000 metres: from...
Prof Nic Bax, Director NERP Marine Hub
Australia’s Marine Biodiversity Hub is a four-year research partnership established in 2011 by the Commonwealth Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC) National Environmental Research Program (NERP). It links the expertise and resources of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (...
8 October 2008
Minister Garrett opens workshop
The hub’s second annual science workshop held in October 2008 was opened by the Hon. Peter Garrett, Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA).
Mr Garrett was in Hobart to release the findings of two recent DEWHA/CSIRO research voyages to monitor the Tasman Fracture and Huon Commonwealth Marine Reserves, about 100 nautical miles off the coast of southern Tasmania. “Mr Garrett said the discoveries were a...