Jakob is a researcher for Project B4 'Underpinning the repair of Australia’s shellfish reefs' led with Colin Creighton (TropWATER, JCU) and Dr Chris Gillies (The Nature Conservancy).
Jakob's research focuses on coastal wetland and estuarine ecology in the tropics, tropical ecosystem repair, tropical estuarine fisheries, land-based effects on coastal ecosystems and sustainable management of agricultural land use.
Jakob has studied at James Cook University and is currently completing a Master of Philosophy in tropical estuarine ecology. Jakob is also a research scientist at the Department of Natural Resources and Mines for the NRM-Partnerships Paddock-to-Reef project.
MPhil (Natural & Physical Sciences) James Cook University 2015 -2019
Graduate Diploma of Research Methods (Marine Ecology) - James Cook University - 2015
Bsc (Marine Biology) - James Cook University 2014
Membership of key national committees
Thursday 26 May 2016
Australia once had extensive shellfish reefs across its coastlines, but they are now largely destroyed and NESP Marine Biodiversity Hub researchers from James Cook University (JCU) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) have identified what needs to be done to repair and conserve them.
Their report released today - "Shellfish reef habitats: a synopsis to underpin the repair and conservation of Australia’s environmentally, socially and economically important bays...
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-...
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...