GPO Box 1538
Hobart, Tas 7001 Australia
Denise leads a portfolio of marine debris or land-based waste projects, including the Emerging Priorities NESP project ' Assessing the effectiveness of waste management in reducing the levels of plastics entering Australia’s marine environment'.
Denise is a broadly trained ecologist with expertise and experience. She has conducted research on all continents during the course of her career, and she has a background in molecular ecology, tropical ecology and avian ecology. Her long standing interest in ecological issues has been focused on marine debris and fisheries management of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing over the last several years. In recognition of CSIRO's work in this area, the marine debris team Denise leads won the 2016 Eureka Prize for for Environmental Research.
PhD, MSc, BSc
Membership of key national committees
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...