Researcher, MPhil student
James Cook University

Mareeba, QLD


Person details


Current activities

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.

Academic qualifications

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