Australian Institute of Marine Science
PMB No 3
Townsville, Qld 4810
My current research program explores the use of marine protected areas by predators. The approach, metrics and outcomes of this research are instrumental to management decisions in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Current projects include:
Through these projects I aim to refine our understanding of how marine predators interact with their environment and produce outcomes relevant to the management and conservation of these species.
My research outputs have been instrumental in management of blacktip shark populations in the SE US and were applied to conservation management of the Endangered smalltooth sawfish. As a result my research is listed in the US Federal Register.
Membership of key national committees
Hammerhead sharks have declined in number by more than 90% in parts of world, and their conservation is high on the global agenda. In Australia, three hammerhead species are being considered for listing under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
A new Marine Biodiversity Hub project is supporting the listing process by investigating the sharks’ population structure in Australian and neighbouring nations. Where appropriate, the project will work with...